Today’s Word: brouhaha (noun) – A brouhaha (BROO-ha-ha) is an uproar, a noisy and overexcited response or reaction to something. As used by the British writer Tom Hodgkinson: “Truly, the bench is a boon to idlers. Whoever first came up with the idea is a genius: free public resting places where you can take time out from the bustle and brouhaha of the city, and simply sit and watch and reflect.”

Did You Know?: In traditional Japan culture, saying “no” directly is considered rude.

Worth Quoting: “Without that element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying.” – J. Paul Getty

Check It Out

On October 16, I told you about the premiere of Off the Rails, a coming-of-age movie that my friends and I wrote and produced. It tracked a few years of our lives back in the rocking 1970s. Here’s a look at the new poster we’ll be featuring in March at the US premiere in Miami. Notice those laurel leaves on the bottom. Looking good!

And here’s a link to the trailer for the movie: