Archive for the 'Grumble' Category

Biker Bunk

Cyclists are strange. An old family friend, when referring to these people, used to mockingly ask, “When did you start having to wear tight shorts to ride a bike?” Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for people exercising and I don’t care what they wear. I exercise quite a bit and it’s actually when I’m […]

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Peaceful Sleep

Ann Champagne July 1, 1919 – April 2, 2009 Early this morning my grandmother passed away. She was Mama to her own children, Nana to her grandchildren. She was tough. Not tough in demeanor, but rather in her will to survive. She was a breast cancer survivor, had had by-pass surgery, and was diabetic, among […]

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Dear Senator McCain

Dear Senator McCain: We are not yet a month removed from the presidential election and yet it seems as if it occurred years ago. I hope that you have taken some time to rest and spend time with your family. However, I know you probably haven’t. You see, Senator McCain, I am not a “McCain […]

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Goodbye Journalism

Recently, I worked with another marketing director on a project. He works in the profit world, however, so he was a VP of marketing. We discussed issuing a press release for an event that involved both our companies. Concerning distribution, he mentioned “his contact” for a group of local newspapers. I was intrigued. One contact […]

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You need a curveball.

Ebby Calvin LaLoosh (Nuke): I ain’t pissing nothing away. I got a Porsche already; a 911 with a quadrophonic Blaupunkt. Crash Davis: Christ, you don’t need a quadrophonic Blaupunkt! What you need is a curveball! These lines are from one one of the best movies ever and certainly the best baseball movie. For those who […]

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Marketing to the Spoiled Brat

Local Boston colleges have been forced to build luxury dorms, replete with flat-screen televisions and posh decorating, in order to attract the brightest students says a recent article in The Boston Globe (The New Campus Crib). According to the article, schools like Harvard, Tufts, MIT, BU, and Boston College are spending millions of dollars to […]

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Damn Phones!

What is it with phones and voice mail? Think about your different phone systems. I have the work phone, the cell phone, and the home phone. All have different messaging systems. All have different key combinations to erase, skip, play again, save, etc. And a few have some partial crossover and that can help sometimes, […]

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A Leg Up

A leg up indeed! Knee surgery early Tuesday morning. Well wishes welcome.

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The well of blog posts has run dry for a few days. But, here’s a sports thought that seems to be endlessly bandied about. The New England Patriots were once again accused of running up the score in the latest thumping of an opponent, this one the Bills on Sunday night. Yes, they won by […]

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I’ve hesitated writing this post. I’ve only been writing this blog for four months. I’m new to social media. But, after some reflection, I thought, no I’m not that new. I did a podcast (although only 10 episodes) over a year and half ago. I’ve been an active consumer of podcasts for over two years. […]

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