Author: Fuzz Martin

  • Owned vs. Rented

    Owned vs. Rented

    I didn’t take my own advice If you came here within the last 48 hours, you may have noticed the site was broken. It wasn’t my fault, (but it was kinda my fault). When it comes to my online presence, I’m a big believer in “owning” vs. “renting.” I’ve held this theory since 2002 when…

  • A New Era for Kewaskum: Investing in Our Future

    A New Era for Kewaskum: Investing in Our Future

    Addressing the Needs of Our Community When I ran for Kewaskum trustee, the number one issue that I shouted from the rooftops was that I supported a new facility for our police department, library, and village operations. The conditions in that building were abhorrent. No police officer, employee, or librarian should have to work in…

  • Giving Up 40 Things

    Giving Up 40 Things

    Let the annual decluttering begin We’re not a religious family. Our youngest daughter goes to Sunday school, but for the most part, the Martins find spiritual well-being through giving back and volunteering within our community. One thing we practice religiously every year takes place during Lent. If you’re not religious, that’s the 40 days (not…

  • Standing Still or Falling Behind?

    Standing Still or Falling Behind?

    Get with the times. Hello friends. Since the last time we last spoke, I’ve gotten older. I hope the same can’t be said for you. *slides on 1.75x reading glasses* Getting old is no fun. That said, getting older is more fun when you embrace the future. My mentor at 92.5 WBWI-FM, Mike Elliott, always…

  • 30 Pieces of Advice I’d Give My Younger Self

    30 Pieces of Advice I’d Give My Younger Self

    “Listen up, young Fuzz…” A few years ago, I attended a leadership conference (or read a book or watched a TED Talk—honestly can’t remember). The host had us write down 30 things we wish we could go back and tell our teenage selves. I recently stumbled upon the list, revisited it, and now I’m sharing…

  • Don’t Fall for the Gift Card Scam

    Don’t Fall for the Gift Card Scam

    Scammers are out scammin’ This morning, I opened my email to a heartbreaking discovery. Someone I work with outside of EPIC fell victim to the gift card scam. What’s the gift card scam? It’s a pretty simple scheme: Some of the gift cards they urge you to buy are from Apple, Best Buy, and Amazon.…

  • Don’t Call it a Layoff…

    Don’t Call it a Layoff…

    Using “Return to Work” as a sneaky way to cut staff Zoom and AT&T—two companies that absolutely made bank when the pandemic forced people to work remotely—are now forcing employees to come back into the office. Were this just for the sake of the work and collaboration, I wouldn’t have any problem with it. In fact, it…

  • My “North Star”

    My “North Star”

    It’s a dumb business term, but I’m going to use it. My oldest daughter just turned 19. 👶🏼 FuzzMartin.com is 21…and a half. 🍸 This site started as a blog back in February of 2002. That was before social media (MySpace started on August 1, 2003). It was at a time when the late night…

  • Four-Legged Fun

    Four-Legged Fun

    All Kewaskum parks are now dog-friendly! Shanna and I moved into our subdivision 10 years ago. When we were closing on our home, I asked the former owners if there were any convenances. “You just need to have kids and a dog,” they replied. Great news! We have both. And the former owners weren’t kidding.…

  • Getting Your Nickname on a Ballot

    Getting Your Nickname on a Ballot

    My adventure running for office with a nickname Way, way back in December of 2021, I made the decision to run for Kewaskum Village Trustee. When I started filling out the paperwork, I quickly realized I was going to run into a slight issue: most people only know me by my nickname. There are very…