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The Longest Day of the Year

Summer officially began yesterday, as the Summer Solstice marked the longest day in 2016. In 2011, The Summer Solstice was on June 21st – 5 years ago today. That day was the longest day of 2011, but for a different reason to me. That was the day that my daughter had surgery to remove a […]

12 of My Favorites Reads From 2015

I love to read books. In recent years, with free time being more limited, I’ve opted to do a lot more of my “reading” on my way to and from work with Audible audio books. (Thanks Mom for a great birthday present.) For me, listening to audio books better than listening to pop music, learning […]

Live Your Dream – 2015 SAA Commencement

Today, I had the incredible privilege of delivering the commencement speech at the 2015 School of Advertising Art Commencement Ceremony. I always thought it would be fun to speak at a graduation ceremony. Sure enough, it was. I am so thankful to my friends at SAA for trusting me with such an honor. I hope […]

The Family That Codes Together, Grows Together

Do you know how to write code?  Do your kids? Just a few days into 2014, and thought I’d take a moment and share one of the things I’m working on for 2014 – coding.  Over the years, I’ve accumulated  a very basic, patch-work knowledge of things like html, php and css, having messed around […]

Enough is Enough

11 months ago I wrote my first post about Springboro Schools.  It was a fairly benign message that expressed my gratitude to the teachers of Springboro for their hard work.  Shortly after publishing it, I was surprised when I received an email from a school board member, not to thank me for promoting the hard […]

Life Saver

I’m Forty. As I examine my current life and the journey that has brought me to this point, I can say in every sense I am so lucky to be alive.  I’m lucky to have survived many of the crazy adventures of my younger days, and even more lucky to have the love of my […]

Duck

If you have driven up and down I-75 in Dayton in the past month you may have noticed a couple giant yellow ducks alongside the highway.  These oversized water fowl are not symbolic of the start of duck season, sorry Elmer Fudd, but rather to make people aware of the upcoming Rubber Duck Regatta to […]

Betting Against Education

The Springboro School board is making a very risky bet. It is a wager based on an insatiable need for unchecked power and complete control – one that only stands to pay out to them at the expense of our home prices, community spirit, and our schools’ and children’s future. They have intentionally offered our […]

Help Ella Crush Cancer

Two years ago today, the world was forever changed for my family.  That was the day that my daughter Ella was diagnosed with cancer.   I will never forget that day.  The feeling of overwhelming fear, helplessness, and sadness as my wife and I watched her playing in the backyard, still unaware of what we […]

Vote Yes On 3 For Community

What makes a great community?  A community you are proud to call home.  To me the answer to this question begins with fundamental public services like strong schools, clean and safe parks, and well trained, equipped, and staffed police, fire, and  emergency services. Show me communities with strong schools, low crime, accessible recreation, and responsive […]