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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Sorry, Brad

In the years before I started Mustang Marketing, I sold advertising in magazines. One of them was actually an annual catalog, The U.S. Industrial Directory (U.S.I.D.) — ironically owned by a British company — which competed with the old Thomas Register and has since gone out of business. We had about 25 salesmen around the

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The Books of 2015

On December 29th, I wrote about my goal of reading 52 books in a year and explained how I use a deck of cards (Bicycle is my preferred brand) as bookmarks each year. If I finish the deck, then I’ve read 52. I am often (okay, sometimes) asked about the books I read, so I

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The National Parks

My wife and I recently took an RV trip to Arizona and visited Saguaro National Park, the only national park that I had visited and my wife hadn’t. With this visit, we both have now been to 48 of the 59 national parks. Our goal (really mine that Randi allows) is to visit every one

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The Irony of Losing Weight

I have written here before about having lost quite a bit of weight over the last couple of years. It was explained to me, in the way you talk to your kids while explaining that vegetables are good for you, that I would receive a number of benefits (mostly long term) for losing the weight.

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Because, what if she is?

My wife and I were recently driving back from a quick trip to Arizona, where we visited Saguaro National Park and watched our Packers get destroyed by the Cardinals. Wanting to gas up one last time before we crossed back into California (where gas is close to $1 per gallon more), we pulled off at

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Short Sleeper

I am sitting writing this blog at 5 o’clock in the morning, the latest I have woken up any day this week. I set an alarm every day (weekends included) to ensure that I am up by — what I define as — a decent hour, but I rarely sleep until it goes off. I

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Scrambled

Back on the 6th of November, I wrote about a little breakfast spot, the Side Street Café, that has a great scramble — the A.B.C.: avocado, bacon and cheddar cheese. They also have an A.B.C. omelet (same ingredients), which, more than once, I had ordered and asked them to make it scrambled. They did it

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