Around the Block
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From Ted Block
Around the Block is my little corner of the web for commentary, information, satire and more. In this space I cover politics, sports, current events, people…basically things that move me enough that I believe my point of view can be part of the general discussion. My posts will sometimes be sub-headed with a descriptor (“News,” “Commentary,” “Looking Back”…). Satire, however, will always be sub-headed “News with a Twist,” in recognition of the fact what may be parody to me can be credulous to others.
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Commentary Was this a glass half-full or half-empty moment? Many readers who know me are aware that I’m really a “glass half-empty” kind of guy. So, while I watched the election results in the senatorial run-off in Georgia, I reveled in the fact that Senator Raphael Warnock defeated his Republican opponent, Herschel Walker, but lamentedContinue reading “Warnock defeats Walker in Georgia Runoff”
Commentary 30% of American Jews voted for Trump. Will his latest hobnob with a neo-Nazi, Holocaust denying, white supremacist change their minds? I concluded a column posted before the midterms, Catching up on the mid-terms – GOP arrogance, campaign donations, Trump, Ye and anti-Semitism…what a week! with this: I know this will get me intoContinue reading “Trump entertains anti-Semites Ye and Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago dinner”
Ted Block Bio
Ted Block is a retired advertising executive, having spent 45+ years in the advertising industry. During his career, he was media director of several advertising agencies, including Benton & Bowles in New York and Foote, Cone and Belding in San Francisco; account director on clients as varied as Clorox, Levi’s and the California Raisin Advisory Board (yes, Ted was responsible for the California Dancing Raisins campaign); and regional director for Asia based in Tokyo for Foote, Cone where he was also the founding president of FCB’s Japanese operations. Ted holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Queens College and, before starting in advertising, served on active duty as an officer on USS McCloy (DE-1038) in the U.S. Navy. Besides writing Around the Block, Ted is also an occasional guest columnist for the Palm Beach Post’s “Your Turn” Op-Ed column.