Grant Spencer

3:00 a.m. Reflections on the Awesome Brutality of New Fatherhood

I'm two months into fatherhood and what I've experienced is far different to anything I'd assumed. The feelings of detachment, escape, and love are as real as they are insignificant.   When your child is born via IVF [In Vitro Fertilization], conception is remote from its usual context. It was my first Father’s Day and I felt a distance from it that is ... Read the full article
Grant Spencer

Grant Spencer is a psychologist in private practice who wanted to be a writer who wanted to be a rock singer. He has a BA in Creative Writing and Literature, and continues to write poetry intermittently in order to avoid the panic over running his own business.

The Week in Media: July 30th, 2017

Every week, The Big Smoke looks at industry news curated by MediaScope. This week, we look at the healthiest brand in the world, the ad world at war with itself, and why all advertising philosophies are dead wrong.