Stories by Maryfran Johnson

A 'whac-a-mole' approach to security

If you've ever played the silly, maddening game known as "Whac-A-Mole," you know what futility feels like. As you smack one mole with the mallet, up pops another one. Their speed and number escalates as you flail away, trying to keep up. At some point, you realize there's no hope of winning.

Written by Maryfran Johnson23 July 09 05:05

Why even successful speakers need to practice

Rock stars do it before striding on stage. Actors do it before gazing into the camera. Even nervous 10-year-olds do it before arriving at their piano recitals. (Of course, their mothers make them.)

Written by Maryfran Johnson12 June 09 05:45