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Emoji And A Movement From Written Communication

My iPad recently updated with a new keyboard which contains tens of emoji.  More and more, you see emoji used in place of text, much in the way that emoticons were used in place of text in the last few decades.  This seems like a logical next step, but it does open up questions about [...]

7 Years at Redmarketer

It has been a full seven years since I began writing here on redmarketer.  At the time of inception, this blog was mostly oriented around marketing in the new age.  Digital presence for most companies was still relatively nascent.  I worked at a small company at that point but was readying myself for business school [...]

Wolf In White Van

Having completed Catch 22 a month ago, it was time to pick up a new book. I’d asked for a Wolf In White Van during Christmas. John Darnielle is one of my all time favorite writers, but only as a singer songwriter in the Mountain Goats.  His song writing is truly exceptional, taking [...]

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Over the last few months, I’ve been reading Catch 22 by Joseph Heller.
It’s a longer book, with a meandering storyline initially which follows the wartime travails of John Yossarian in the waning missions of WWII.  John is a pilot flying missions dropping bombs and avoiding shrapnel fire from the land defenses over which he and [...]

Desktop Demise

At work, I use a laptop plugged into a dock connected to two screens.  At home, I run a 24″ iMac I’ve had for at least 6 years now.  It’s been a pretty nice machine overall, though it did crash two years ago, costing me a lot of time and effort to recover files.  Most [...]

Dry Spell

It has been very slow in terms of posts lately.  The main reason is that I don’t sit down at my computer downstairs much any more, and can’t really type on an iPad or other device in such a manner that makes writing posts time efficient.  I’m considering getting a personal laptop in the future, [...]

The Border Trilogy: Cormac McCarthy

A good friend had told me about Cormac McCarthy some years ago and it’s taken me a while to actually pick up any of his works.  After scanning Amazon, it seemed like The Border Trilogywas a good place to start.  Turns out that premonition was correct, it is quite good.
The first of three novels is [...]

Bye Bye Belize, Hello Minnesnowda

This has been an atypical vacation in terms of writing. Many things happened that were noteworthy, but it didn’t all get put on paper. We spent NYE at a very fun bar in Hopkins, a local joint where most of the proprietors from other bars and restaurants come to celebrate.  The DJ at first was [...]

A Working Vocabulary

I read a pretty good amount.  Not nearly as much as a few decades back, but enough to keep me well informed regarding news and entertained.  Have since I was a lot younger.  Used to write a lot as well, but not nearly so much presently either.
Lately it’s become apparent that I use words in [...]

Editing and Time

I just realized why time is so crucial to writing, which is sad given how obvious this is.
When you initially write something, the writing is usually full of emotion…from something.
It may be emotion of remembrance or the elation of “discovering” an idea.  Discovering something in your own mind is after all as invigorating as anything [...]

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