Monthly Archives: July 2010

Reputation Wrap-Up: Turn the Page

As we amble through the hazy, hot and humid weather, summer reading season is in full swing. Lucky for us, we witnessed several interesting chapters in the news this week. Some folks wished for a few more pages before the … Continue reading

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Morrissey & Company’s RAGBRAI Souvenir

As many of you know, our colleague, Ernie Corrigan, decided to risk life and limb (and give up a precious week with his favorite reputation communications pals here at Morrissey & Company) to bicycle his way across Iowa in the … Continue reading

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RAGBRAI, Day 6

The key to a long ride is what they call SAG – Support and Gear – which is how all your gear gets to the next overnight town. Our SAG system is a rented RV which each of the riders … Continue reading

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The Passion of Mel Gibson

While BP is hogging all of the mainstream news, celebrity segments are caught between “The Outlaw Lindsay Lohan” and, as I like to call it, “The Passion of Mel Gibson.” Did Oksana have a black eye? Is Mel a baby … Continue reading

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RAGBRAI, Day 5

The road from Clear Lake to Charles City was a smooth 52 mile run with a 10 mph wind coming in from behind us for part of the ride. Today I rode with my good friends Mike Flaherty and Steve … Continue reading

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RAGBRAI, Day 4

Every culture has its own unique traditions and language that sets it apart from others and tends to keep everyone else out. Bicycling enthusiasts are no exception.  The tights shorts and colorful shirts that tend to define the serious riders … Continue reading

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BP: Plugging the leak the American way

In what seems like eternity since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, Tony Hayward will finally step down from his post as BP’s CEO. He will be replaced by Bob Dudley, the man in charge of the clean-up operation and … Continue reading

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RAGBRAI, Day 3: Lessons from the Corn Fields

Riding across Iowa on a bicycle with what is now estimated to be 20,000 riders isn’t so much about biking as it is about the way of life in the corn state. And riding with a team that spent their … Continue reading

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RAGBRAI, Day 2

The RAGBRAI trek across Iowa begins just after dawn with the ceremonial dipping of the back tire in the Missouri River. The departure from Sioux City is orderly but thick with all manner of machines. We are entertained on the top … Continue reading

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Put Pen to Paper, and Set Yourself Apart

In the past few months, I’ve received three handwritten notes from my grandmother – she’s on a kick. It’s so much fun to come home and find something personal and unexpected in the mailbox. With each, I’m touched by the … Continue reading

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