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The Great Blizzard of 2018

Well, it’s April.  And every year I try to forewarn people that we’ll get a good snowfall 50% of the time.  It’s pretty normal. This year we are getting well above average.  All weekend snow and ice fell and it’s a good twelve inches worth; easily the heaviest snowfall of the year here.  In mid […]

Even Keel

I have a strong admiration for those that can keep calm under pressure.  As you grow older and experience trying times, sometimes in extreme duress and sometimes slow but consistent stress, it becomes apparent that life isn’t always easy.  It’s actually a lot harder for some than others, and it’s easy to forget how good […]

Winterization

In Minnesota a good deal of time is spent tending to the changes in weather. During the spring you typically clean the inside and outside of the house, mostly due to being cooped up during colder months.  It’s just part of what you do as the weather warms up, open the windows and clean.  There […]

The Cutting Edge

Well, it happened.  The famed Bootleg Series just released “The Cutting Edge” an amalgamation of recordings from the three different albums at the pinnacle of Bob Dylan’s creative peak:   Bringing It All Back Home, 1965 Highway 61 Revisited, 1965 Blonde On Bonde, 1966 These three albums are all master works of creativity.  At the […]

Posterity and Writing

A few weeks ago someone sent me an email asking me to update a link.  The link was for a top blogs post I had made six years ago. Six years.  That is a LONG time.  I’d forgotten about that post a long time ago, honestly.  When I go back and look at my writing […]

Automation of Work and Implications for the Future

I’ve always loved great writing.  Many of the most interesting books for me were centered around considerations of large shifts in society.  My last post considered farming and gardening–Animal Farm by George Orwell is a symbolic look at communism (though as I’ve written before I think it can be expanded to multiple types of governance.) […]

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 on all […]

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 […]

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