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My 3 Words for 2013

I recently completed reading the book, Amazing Things Will Happen by C.C. Chapman.  The book is filled with useful nuggets of wisdom and short bits of great advice from the author.  One of the ideas that struck a chord with me was about choosing 3 words to use as a mantra for guiding your actions […]

Class Dismissed

Today I taught my final marketing class of the quarter at SAA, marking the conclusion of my first attempt at teaching. I am so incredibly grateful to have been given the opportunity teach. I have to tell you that I have a whole new respect for teachers. In my best English I can emphatically state […]

Not All Sharing Is Caring

Last week Facebook announced a host of “enhancements” to their platform. Many of these changes revolve around the concept of frictionless (forced) sharing. The way this is intended to work is that when you connect an app like the music site spotify or The Washington Post to your Facebook profile, your activity will automatically be […]

Join Ella’s Cancer Crushers

My daughter Ella has been through a lot in her young life.  She is an amazing little girl, and regularly makes me a proud father.  Yesterday she wrote and then sent the following message to family and friends.  She is creating a team to increase community awareness of cancer and raise money for cancer research.  […]

Too Much?

I’m trying to spend more of my free time creating. As part of this effort, I am working on writing and recording one song every month. This pace gives me a little breathing room to balance life, while still forcing me to sit down and construct a melody, write lyrics, and complete a recording every […]

Creativity in your life

Today I attended the second session of Artie Isaac’s Creativity in Your Life seminar series at the Columbus Museum of Art. This three part series is designed to help people rediscover and cultivate creativity in daily life. The two classes have been great. Artie is an incredible teacher – full of life, honesty, and thoughtful […]

Go Learn Something

Education is a fundamental ingredient in individual, organizational and societal success.  In a world fueled by global competition, technological innovation, and high speed communication, education matters now more than ever.  Recently I discovered something called The Khan Academy, an amazing online resource for education. The site is free and features instructional videos and interactive exercises on […]

Look to the Sky

The light from a distant star is billions of years old by the time it reaches your eye here on Earth. It is only now that your eye is able to view it. Your present mind interprets its meaning. It may go unnoticed, phased out by city lights or clouds. Or, it may hold a […]

The Hero of Your Own Story

If I approached you and asked you to tell me your story, it is very logical to assume that you would be the hero of that story.  You would be the valiant, and sometimes flawed, protagonist, battling to overcome a series of antagonists with varying degrees of success along the way.  You would have allies, […]

26.2

Yesterday I completed the Columbus Marathon – my first 26.2 mile run.  Even better I got to share the experience with my best friend, my wife Colleen, who was there with me for every step.  It has been a long journey for us.  Just over a 1 1/2 years ago, we decided to start running. […]