I started this blog in 2006 as a young entrepreneur who was looking for something more creative than the typical American life of 50-60 hour work weeks, skipping vacations to move up, and not hoping to see & enjoy the world until I was too old to do so. It’s amazing how much my perspective [...]
I’m the king of recovery.Depending on your point of view, it’s either a skill or deficiency; but it certainly strikes both fear and elation into the lives of those who are paying attention.
It's funny how empathy works. It's easy to feel for someone who's completely unselfsish and sweeps their own pain under a rug; but the second they demand our sorrow, our will to empathize with them vanishes. Paradox This phoenomenon seems to work against logic. We empathize with (and help) those who need it least (or [...]
Back in my younger days my buddies and I used to play a lot of golf. There was a tucked away course that we loved because it was cheap, laid back, and had very little traffic; great for us because we weren’t exactly your well-dressed, upstanding, country club types. We were barely in our twenties [...]
Have you noticed how hostile interpersonal communication has become? Back in the era of manners, people disagreed, but did so on a foundation of respect. Today it’s okay to attack, defame, and belittle anyone who doesn’t agree with you on a foundation of snarkiness. Everywhere you look, people are tearing each other’s heads off with [...]
I’m sorry, I just woke up and I’m a little tired. I’m not usually like this. I can do much better. This piece is just a rough draft. I’m a writer, I mean, I want to be a writer… well, I guess we all have dreams. I don’t want to sound too self-centered until I [...]
My grandpa loves to take his grandchildren fishing. Some of my greatest memories are on the boat with him. As a kid I tended to get myself into some sticky situations; my line and lure [...]