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Redmarketer Moving Forward

A long time ago, when I started this blog, I thought that I was faced with a choice.  That choice was basically surrounding how to use this and what it was for.  I saw a lot of writers who really were all about self promotion or company promotion.  In fact, that’s WHY I saw them. [...]

Trial By Fire, Yeah

Just so we are clear, the term “trial by fire” is misused all the time.  I got to thinking about this the other day.  I referred to my current working situation as a trial by fire, when it’s actually just difficult.  You see, a trial by fire is actually a euphamism for the trite “Damned [...]

The Expected Ideal World

“This isn’t the way it should work!”
Never ceases to surprise me how often organizations of all kinds don’t really operate the way they “should.”  In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever worked for a company or went to a school or played on a team that truly operated as everyone thought it should.
Two things here.
The [...]

The Last Lecture

I was given this book twice.  Once by my mother and another time as I graduated business school.  Come to think of it, I’ve been meaning to write a post that looks at the return on investment of business school, beyond just the monetary piece of it.  I’d like to do that at some point. [...]

Quick Rant: TV Sucks

What a waste of money. The only reason I buy television is to watch sports. I’m a big fan of MN teams, Twolves, Twins, Vikes and Wild. But I watch maybe two or three games a week. It costs me $68 per month and there’s basically nothing worth watching beyond that [...]

W’s Interview

I’m just watching the end of the Bush interview with Matt Lauer.
For a very long time, I’ve been a critic of Bush and I still think he will go down as one of the lesser Presidents in the history of the US. I don’t think he is particularly evil or had poor intentions. [...]

Clint and the rock

There’s an old western film where Clint Eastwood moves into a town. No one respects him, everybody is weary of the newcomer. It’s a small town and he having trouble making inroads.
There is also a huge rock in the town that stands directly in the path of letting a stream [...]

Prose Decomposed #4: Don McLean’s Vincent

Starry
starry night
paint your palette blue and grey
look out on a summer’s day
with eyes that know the
darkness in my soul.
Shadows on the hills
sketch the trees and the daffodils
catch the breeze and the winter chills
in colors on the snowy linen land.
And now I understand what you tried to say to me
how you suffered for your sanity
how you [...]

I can hardly believe it’s already November

Things are coming along very quickly this year.  Lots of fun things happening with friends, bad things happening with MN sports and settling into work.
Blogging has really taken a backseat lately.  I’ve been working out a lot more, usually right after work, but some days I’ll work out over the lunch hour and eat while [...]

  
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