GETTING REAL

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It happens on Wall Street. It happens in Washington. And it happens in board rooms across the country. What we’re talking about is the misreading and misuse of data. This article is directed toward online marketing decisions based on analytics.

It’s self-evident that without accurate facts, you’re usually not going…

NOSTALGIA

Author in front of elevator doors, Duluth Holiday Inn, when Dylan won Nobel Prize, 2016.

The Minnesota music scene has produced some sensational talent through the years. Rock, folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass and even gospel music circles have developed exceptional performers and recording artists. One of these was David Curtis Glover, better known as Tony “Little Sun” Glover. …

WORK LIFE

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For years I have referenced data from the Gallup organization for insights on various topics. What I like about Gallup Polls is that they stake a claim on getting the most diverse viewpoints from the broadest field of data. …

HUMOR

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This week I’ve been entertaining myself by playing around with a website bot run by Artificial Intelligence. (A.I.) The results have been sometimes thought provoking, sometimes hilarious, always fresh and unexpected.

Here are two variations of a cowboy joke. In each case I begin with a prompt, hit submit and…

POETRY

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This week my attention has been hijacked by an A.I. writing assistant called Sudowrite. For this piece I used the first four lines from a poem I’d written titled Athens Sunset as a prompt. For a theme I selected Apocalypse. Here is one iteration of the poem that evolved.

The Last Video Game

The…

Ed Newman

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