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Remembering John Olson
I messed up again. Since being at the Olson ad agency to interview Soledad O’Brien at the North by Midwest conference, I’d been meaning to drop the agency’s founder, John Olson, a note.
Just wanted to tell him the place was not the same to me without him being around. I didn’t get that note in the mail, and Olson died while I was on vacation.
On the occasions I was with him, it was apparent that he loved his business partner and wife Cindy and he adored his kids, who didn’t come as quickly as the couple wanted, and that includes their eldest.
John was a great guy, an advertising world giant and a terrific spirit. Most of us have spirits that probably will be enhanced by death. John’s spirit, however, reached full enhancement on Earth.
Right about now he’d want me to tell you about Olsonville.org, where you can read about the album he made in the final year of his life.
C.J. can be reached at email@example.com and seen on Fox 9’s “Buzz.” E-mailers, please state a subject; “Hello” does not count. Attachments are not opened.
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