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New Thing Today: 1/28/20 – Crowded Halls

Today I walked the halls of a high school for the first time in almost 17 years. Basically half my life has passed since I last had the chance. Turns out it's not one of those things that still feels natural after time has gone by. It's not like riding a bike. It felt...

New Thing Today: 1/26/20 – Yoga

Exercise was never a terribly important part of my life. I had a good metabolism and wasn't trying to be a male model, so I figured there was no point. Then, short of two years ago, my wife brought a Beachbody on Demand subscription into our house. For the first month...

A Small Town Global Ride

 When you are fresh out of college you look for jobs in the most unlikely places. Sometimes, you even accept them. In 2008, about a year into my life as a college graduate, confident in my ability to adapt to any work environment and rise to the occasion of any job...

Stick It In a Brain Box

My father is a swell man. Like any human, his personality has morphed through different permutations of itself across the years. Still, much about him has always remained reliably consistent, and consistency is a fantastic characteristic in a father. He is thoughtful,...

Show Me a Specialist…

““Show me a specialist, and I’ll show you a man who’s so scared he’s dug a hole for himself to hide in.” “Yes, sir.” “Almost nobody’s competent… It’s enough to make you cry to see how bad most people are at their jobs. If you can do a half-assed job of anything,...