For the vast majority of my professional career I didn’t take vacations. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I took an entire week off of work and didn’t check e-mail or take phone calls. Part of that we could call “dedication” and “loyalty”; part of it is a complete lack of any sort of work-life balance. And a last part probably had something to do with the fact that I loved what I did, even if I needed out because I’d been doing it so long.
But regardless, the Continue reading Slackin’
I love to program.
OK, that’s not entirely true. What I love to do is solve problems, and I’m especially fond of that when it lets me stretch my programming fingers to make things work better.
Yes, I am a geek.
I love to take the high-level business requirements, so to speak, help guide the discussion to the best answer and then find the best resources to get the solution done (whether that’s me or someone else).
For example, Continue reading Bending To My Will
It’s amazing what you can learn at the Lake.
I was down at the Lake of the Ozarks with some friends of mine this weekend. I get the chance to take a weekend or two out there every year, and I absolutely love it every time. Even though this time was a little more low-key (it was an odd Fourth of July weekend down there) we had a great time riding around the lake on a 52′ cruiser, hitting some of the bars and Party Cove.
On Friday we stopped by a place that sold parts for the boat as well as serving as a fuel station and a dock slip for (mostly) Continue reading Life Lessons At The Lake
I love sand socks.
This will not come as a surprise to anyone who has ever seen me out at Volleyball Beach – I’m typically donning one of my many pairs of these awesome clothing inventions to keep my feet safe. Maybe today is a fluorescent-yellow-AVP sand sock kind of day; maybe it’s one of my three black pairs; or perhaps it’s the right day to put on my hot-pink-breast-cancer-awareness pair.
What’s even more beautiful is Continue reading Running A Business
BTW – I have another site called Camp YOU. It’s relatively new (last month), but I put it together to help folks stop spending money on programs they don’t have any business spending money on. When I look back I realize I’ve spent close to $20 grand on various “programs” (not including college, incidentally) that were supposed to help me live a better life, make money doing what I enjoy, etc. You know the hype – those things. I don’t blame those programs because I really do think they work…for some people. Unfortunately I wasn’t one of them, but the awesome sales letter or emotional call to action hooked me anyway.
So I brought up Camp YOU to (hopefully) help folks who aren’t in a position to take advantage of those not whip out the ol’ credit card and spend money when they have no business spending money because they won’t benefit like they think they will. And likewise, hopefully it will encourage folks who can take advantage Continue reading Camp YOU!