Category Archives: Commentary

Commentary: Life at $5.25 Million Per 30 Seconds

TweetEvery year on this date, I try to make sense of life. Life, in context to this work. To do so, I have to look back a couple of days. For example, this past Sunday. During Super Bowl LIII, a … Continue reading

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Commentary: Next Stop, Chicago

TweetWorking this year’s North American International Auto Show from the comfort of my home proved to be easier than I thought. It came down to predictability. If you did some detective work, then you’d figure out that the 2020 Toyota … Continue reading

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Commentary: Are The Chinese Coming?

TweetNormally I would not pay attention to the National Automobile Dealers Association’s annual confab. There are a few people I know that attend this every year on various sides of the business. I will bet you that they had some … Continue reading

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Commentary: My Own 10-Year Challenge

TweetDid you have fun doing the 10-year challenge on social media? I did. I stretched the rules a bit. This was really taking off when I was doing the La Crosse Day Trip Challenge. Since I was in a mocking … Continue reading

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Commentary: Traveling With Your Emotional Support [Fill in the Blank]

TweetYou have a what? And, you’re taking that on the plane?!? What prompted those questions was my last trip to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. I was picking up my roommate from her flight from San Francisco. In the baggage claim … Continue reading

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Commentary: Good-Bye 2018!

TweetThe end of the year. How do you quantify that fact? Simple. You look back, celebrate the highlights, bless the low moments, and look forward to the new year. Certainly, V&R had some highlights. We had some successful turns with … Continue reading

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Commentary: Holiday Thoughts for 2018

TweetThe holiday season is almost to its climax. It has been an interesting one to say the least. On the plus side, I was happy to see that AutoMotorPlex went into Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka, Minnesota to create an experience … Continue reading

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Historiography: The Day The Auto Industry Changed

TweetDecember 26, 1985. In Canada, this was “Boxing Day.” As it is in the rest of the British Commonwealth. In the USA, it was the day when bad gifts were returned back to their stores for something the recipients wanted … Continue reading

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Commentary: The Game of Unallocation

TweetIt was not the news that got our attention. It was the speculation based on the news. I already talked about this before. The way we cover news has been a mixed bag of sticking to honest and professional tenets … Continue reading

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Commentary: Debriefing #VOTY18

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern It was time to celebrate, so they made a cake. I knew it was a silly way to reveal the #VOTY18 winner. But inspiration came with friends from my friends at Joey Nova’s in Tonka … Continue reading

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