Ed Van Nuland on Procrastination

Eddie Van Nuland

Eddie Van Nuland

My buddy Ed Van Nuland never fails to impress with his witty one-offs.

A favorite of mine is the term he invented to describe the state of being temporarily short of funds:

Coinus Interruptus.

This morning, out of the blue, he mentioned being preoccupied with the idea of procrastination.

He observed:

Procrastination is both an art and a science.

The science is determining the exact moment you must stop procrastinating.

The art is being able to push it beyond that point.

Undoubtedly this will appear one day in auspicious collections of aphorisms and quotations. When it does, let the record show that its author is one Edward Van Nuland.

About Rod Schwartz

Rod Schwartz backed into a lifelong career in radio advertising in 1973 in Springfield, Illinois. He joined the Pullman (Wash.) Radio Group in 1979, where he worked until his retirement at the end of 2022. Since 1991, Rod and his family have operated Grace Broadcast Sales (GraceBroadcast.com), providing short-form syndicated radio features to radio and TV stations across the U.S. and Canada. Rod also operates an independent advertising, marketing, and communications consultancy for small business owners and professionals, FirstStrikeAdvertising.com. An avid photographer, Rod shares some of his favorite images of the Palouse at PalousePics.com and on his Viewbug gallery.
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2 Responses to Ed Van Nuland on Procrastination

  1. Gene Curtis says:


    This was great…. Read it to a few here at our offices and got more than one chuckle out of it. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the very informative emails that you have sent since I have subscribed. They have opened up new avenues of ideas for marketing campaigns. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours, and a very Wonderful 2013 (regardless of what the Mayans may say!)

    Gene Curtis Marketing Coordinator and On-Air Personality WOBL Radio Inc./WDLW Radio Inc.

    On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 6:08 PM, RodSpots – Lessons from the Streets, the


    • rodspots says:

      Please forgive my delay in responding to your kind comments and well wishes, all of which are deeply appreciated.
      Best wishes to you, too, for a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous 2013.


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