Category Archives: writing

A look back: 10 years of blogging

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How long have you been blogging? Whenever I answer this question about 70% of the people are a little shocked when I say I started in 2004. Most bloggers seem to be closer to the one to two year range. Way back in 2004 the internet was a different place. At home, I still had a dial up internet connection… Read more »

Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

I am not now nor have I ever been, a Trekkie. However, I’m pretty sure I’ll watch anything J. J. Abrams makes. Damn can that guy (and his people) tell a story. Also, the acting is great. I mean I love everyone in this cast, even the bad guys. Was that Robo Cop? While I thoroughly enjoy Simon Pegg as… Read more »

Random Thoughts on Tweetups

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There is a universal rule of thumb at tweetups. No one tweets at them. Today I went to my first #STPTweetup. No, that’s not a Stone Temple Pilot Tweetup, but a SainT Paul tweetup. I love these types of gatherings. It’s a great way to make new friends. Like I said, you have a built in ice breaker…you all tweet…. Read more »

The micro-blogging site that changed the world…

Seven years ago today, a site launched that would change my life. 18 months later I would find out about it and sign up. I learned about Twitter at work. I was reading some article about marketing and the author mentioned this new micro-blogging site that was starting to take off. At first, I didn’t get it. As you can… Read more »

What’s popular isn’t always good.

I’m not misquoting Howard Cosell.  I’m waxing philosophical.  KCRA is running their local A List popularity contest again. And of course, my blog automatically got “nominated” because I put it on there last year and they just keep renewing the nomination status regardless of whether or not I actually continue to blog. But, then I thought, “What is a blog?” … Read more »

Random Thoughts on a Job Search

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I haven’t searched for a job in about six years. It’s not as bad as dating, but it’s definitely challenging. Part of me wants to find a job in an entirely new industry. Part of me just wants to freelance and do some writing. Part of me wants to do the same thing I’ve been doing because I’ve been doing… Read more »

Not Quite a Movie Review: Argo

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Today I noticed a tweet by Wired that caught my eye: I had seen the trailers for this movie, but other than the fact that Ben Affleck was in it, I wasn’t really interested.  The government makes a fake movie to cover something up?  Sounds like Wag the Dog to me.  OK, they faked a war by using a movie… Read more »