Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Brands. There are few brands that add value to a product, that is to say most brands are just a design team. I can think of two companies that stand behind their products they design and even make things, try Dell Computer and Trek Bikes. The cool factor here is, namely, making of something here in the U.S. with passion. When I think Dell, I envision a whole team from design, to fabrication, to sales much of which is located in Texas, of course it has foreign and domestic components. Go there and see them putting together the computers if you wish. Same goes for Trek bikes. Maybe there is some correlation there. The more vested a company is here at home, typically the better products (and services) they make. Just call American Express, they give you a 'happy ending' at end of every call. This is my belief. I am Dan k.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Hank Williams Jr.

Did HW Jr. really compare Pres Obama to Hitler?

Friday, August 5, 2011

the. little. things.

Todays ride. Augi says to me, "dude do you have your camera?" It was the same as it ever was. Reminiscing back to some 15 years ago standing on a frozen spring fed pond in the middle of winter, here we go today. The sun. The sky. A group of 'canoers' all women. "Stop. Dan. Those women are so cool. We think we're cool But it is them who are really cool. Look at them sitting therearound in some crazy canoe trip all of 60 + having the time of their life." And he was right. So we stopped, introduced ourselves, and took a picture with some really cool ladies in the middle of the afternoon on a bike ride.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

mars needs woman.

In response to my email stating she is a felon...amoung other things.

-----Original Message-----
From: do-not-reply@masterfoodsusa.com [mailto:do-not-reply@masterfoodsusa.com]
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2010 5:13 PM
To: dkotwicki@yahoo.com

Dear Mr. Kotwicki,

In response to your email regarding DOVE CHOCOLATE.

Thank you for your email.

We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed with DOVE CHOCOLATE MARTHA STEWART EDITION.

We appreciate your feedback and will share your comments with our Marketing Associates.

Have a great day!

Your Friends at Mars Chocolate North America


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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

it does matter.

This man came up to me at the last bike race and said, "I know you...I read you blog." Great cause here it is...the web of connection and just minutes after upload look what happens. We carry humanity with us wherever you may roam.