07/25/2014
Category: Life, Play, Work
Thule Crossover backpack will swallow anything you insert

I travel a lot. So much so that I try to not think too much about it and count how many days I spend away from home.  I’m going to download this list of what I consider to be key “must have’s” on any travel.  Whenever you travel away from home for business or pleasure, […]

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07/17/2014
Category: Life, Play, Work
Junuh Finding His One True Authentic Swing

“Yep… Inside each and every one of us is one true authentic swing… Somethin’ we was born with… Somethin’ that’s ours and ours alone… Somethin’ that can’t be taught to ya or learned… Somethin’ that got to be remembered… Over time the world can, rob us of that swing… It get buried inside us under […]

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06/30/2014
Category: Life, Play
The Family out exploring Colorado

I can happily say that I was fly fishing the South Platte River in Elevenmile Canyon when my iPhone took a bath.  I was casting towards a few dozen hungry trout.  In my excitement to get the dry-fly cast just right, I slipped and dunked into the river just enough to immerse my wader chest […]

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06/17/2014
Category: Podcast, Work
Martin Keen-CEO & Co-Founder Focal Upright

Meet Mr. Revolution Rarely do we see revolutionary change.  Most products experience incremental revision.  Meet Mr. Revolution himself, Martin Keen.  You know Martin Keen, but you know him as KEEN. In 2003, he created one of the fastest growing outdoor brands in the world, KEEN footwear. Like every great inventor, Martin was ready for a new […]

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06/02/2014
Category: Life, Play
Me as a kid

Expecting more from yourself isn’t always the answer. About the time I rounded the base to age 36, I balked at the realization that I wasn’t very kind to myself. The frantic pace of living and self imposed perfectionism suddenly seemed pretty unfair. How we treat ourselves reveals a lot about what we really believe. My mom […]

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04/27/2014
Category: Work
Rocky The Hungry 1976

I loved Pixar when John Lasseter was directing every film. I loved Jack Johnson’s music when he was a poor surfer. The First is often the best The first version, the first album, the first move, the first season is usually the best.  The quality and soul of version one is often unmatched by the “post […]

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04/23/2014
Category: Life, Podcast
Jia Jiang Tedx Austin

Rejection.  No one likes it. No one craves it. No one is immune to its effects. Through pain avoidance, we tend to steer clear of any potential circumstance that we anticipate hearing the word “NO”.  The problem with rejection is that it can leave us paralyzed and immobilized for the future. Here is the key […]

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04/06/2014
Category: Life, Work
147.11 Miles While on Conf Calls

I walked 147.11 miles last month while on work conference calls. I guess you could call this a Life Hack.  After I told a few friends about this newly discovered Stick It to The Man technique their response was “You have to write a blog about that”. Before I divulge my secrets to getting paid […]

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04/03/2014
Category: Life, Work
Mining for Gold (photo by Creative Commons)

Everything isn’t epic. Everything isn’t brilliant and better than the last. We aren’t always remarkable. Some days are simple, mundane and even average. Yet our western culture is bannered with headlines that suggest otherwise. I know titles sell, attract attention and shock us into investigating further. The number of headlines that race across my screen […]

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03/26/2014
Category: Life, Work
Not For Sale 8.31.10.Cabo San Lucas (43)

  This message screams to every entrepreneurial tourist from the hillside of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Not For Sale Why does this landowner feel compelled to post a 15″ x 92″ billboard facing the Pacific Ocean bay with capital letters stating his position?  I think I know why.  Put yourself in the landowner’s shoes for […]

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