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Personal Update: Accomplishments, Consequence & Consciousness

Please note: This is the personal blog of Adam Rodricks; all views expressed here are my own and do not reflect those of my previous or current employer. I’ve always used this site as a channel for personal updates, so I wanted to share some big news. As of mid-March, I will be moving over […]


Why I Hate Valentine’s Day Cards

  I tell this story every year. Forgive me if you’ve already read it.   Since the first time I celebrated Valentine’s Day at the age of 16, I’ve thought the “holiday” sucked something fierce.   It was February 13th, 2005. I was scouring Shopper Drug Mart’s greeting card section for the perfect love note […]

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How I Went From an Apple Loyalist to an Ex-Customer in One Google Search

“History is a vast early warning system.” Norman Cousins   What is loyalty? Generation Yers like myself are often scrutinized for not having much of it, especially to companies we work for. We are fickle, we are shortsighted and we put our own aspirations above the greater good time and time again.   These are […]


Lessons From A Married Man (as observed by me, an unmarried man) 1

  I have a married friend. We’ll call him “Sebastian” (because that’s his name). Literally, one married friend.  The number is sure to rise in the next few months and years, but for the time being he’s a trailblazer, a pioneer. I imagine amongst many groups of friends, the first to take the plunge is […]

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