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Stalemate

Winter has dragged.  I haven’t written in some time and, well, if you pay any attention to this you’d know that.  And any is more than what I’m willing to donate, evidently.  A sad drudgery, that.  Yet there is hope, spring blooms eternal and something of that natural call.
Not certain what to make of all [...]

Tough Times for Minnesotans

It’s that time of year again.  Year after year, the tiresome inevitability of winter hits right around now. People are grumpy.  Everything that irks you normally is just a little bit more annoying.If you speak with most Minnesotans the first week of February, most of us are in a sour mood.  We’re tired of being [...]

Interest in Teaching Long Term

For a few years, I’ve been mentally considering the idea of teaching in 15 or 20 years.  This is a long term idea that has really stuck with me for whatever reason; here are the main reasons why:
1.  I had a handful of good Marketing and business teachers, the ones that were truly great changed [...]

Forgotten Things

Oh those forgotten things.
Forgotten and remembered today.
While up at the lake for Thanksgiving I forgot the McCarthy trilogy I’d been reading in Alexandria, Minnesota with about 50 pages left.  So that’s on hold.  I also forgot my extremely warm winter vest in Cloquet, Minnesota.
In the mean time I’ve started rereading a classic rendition of Walden, [...]

Wild Wild West

I’ve been reading Cormack McCarthy lately, and he’s a truly impressive writer.  And he’s writing about Texas/New Mexico after the turn of the 20th century.  It’s positively engrossing.
In addition to that, I picked up a video game called Red Dead Redemption, which is centered around the old West.  So it’s wild, wild west here as [...]

Youthful Thinking

In Lake Wobegone, there is a very interesting passage from Keillor.  I’m uncertain I can find it, but here is a paraphrased remembrance:“We knew that we had to do something as a class before we graduated.  We knew that once we were out that we would no longer be special, that we would become like [...]

Upcoming Releases

Okkervil River:  The Silver Gymnasium
Neko Case: Worse Things Get, Harder I Fight, Harder I Fight, More I Love You
Deer Tick:  Negativity
Volcano Choir:  Reprave
Arctic Monkeys:  AM
Bill Callahan:  Dream River
Chvrches:  Bones of What You Believe
Willie Nelson:  To All The Girls
RJD2:  More Is Than Isn’t
Avett Brothers:  Magpie and Dandelion
Arcade Fire:  >>> TBD <<<

Injuries — A Telltale Sign of Age

I am old.  No getting around it now.
I’m nursing a stubbed finger nail, a recently sprained lower back and a wrist that will not heal from doing pushups.  The fact that my back went out trying to lift an all to heavy old water softener my old man convinced me to help him with is [...]

New Gig — Keeping Busy

About three weeks ago I started a new role at the same company.  I’d been working at the former role for three years and it was a good time to take on new challenges.
This new role is much more product focused, as opposed to the service orientation of my last business.  That fact means there [...]

Spam Overtaking Redmarketer

There’s way too much spam on this site.  I have to go through and delete it every few days and it’s not really worth it.  I think I’m going to disable comments on the blog.

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