Month: July 2011

  • Meeting the Milkmen

    In junior high back in the early 90s, my friends and I discovered the Dead Milkmen. They hit their heyday in the 80s with an irreverent surf-punk sound, receiving college radio airplay with the song Punk Rock Girl. Their lyrics were ridiculous and profane. Their beats were light and choppy, with most songs not lasting […]

  • Rebranding Nick of Time

    Developing a company brand is just a way of saying, “design a cool logo and write a snappy business statement.” Goddamn Donald Trump is the progenitor of the “brand” phenomenon, and for the last couple of years, we have been hearing this term in all walks of life. When Lisa started business school, her first […]

  • Country mice

    Iowans dawdle. It comes from years of country living. The fact is, in Iowa, there is no place you need to hurry to. The corn at one end of the row is the same as the corn at the other end. When I worked in Marengo, it took me 15 minutes to walk to work, […]