Annual Review Part 1: The Terrorist That Was 2020. Also, Luck.

Part 1: The Terrorist That Was 2020. Also, Luck. On January 1st 2020 at 7am or so 2 year old daughter, Lida had a very serious seizure. She has has had a few every year, but this was the worst we’d dealt with. As in – emergency meds not working, fire trucks and ambulances all…

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Unverifiable Annual Review: Looking to 2020

As I noted in part 1: 2019 was a real doozy. As I sat down to think about what I wanted to be different about 2020, I was drawn to a post by a favorite on a depth year. His post which is now a couple of years advocates for deeper focus, rather than wider. Re-read…

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Unverifiable Annual Review: Looking Back at 2019

Each year for the past 9 years, I’ve taken a couple of days to review my year gone by and plan out my goals for the year to come. The exercise is incredibly focusing. It causes me to channel my energy more intentionally. It makes me take action. 2019 was bananas. Simultaneously amazing and overwhelming….

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Unverifiable Annual Review: Looking Back at 2018

2018 was a year. I can’t really say it was a “great” year. Just a year. 365 days. In reality, 2018 was a bit of a dick. In August, my hometown was hit with a  epic flash flood that inflicted $75k of damage to our just-completed lake house (nope, not covered by insurance). We faired much…

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Annual Review Part 2: Looking to 2018

In spite of all the craziness, 2017 was a great year. Admittedly, the fact that I’m writing this post on January 14th says something. Given all the political, life and business craziness, I feel a bit like I’m running behind (in all the things). But being intentional when that disfunction sets in is crucial, hence the…

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Annual Review Part 2: A Whole New 2017

2017 is here. When the hell did that happen? In Part 1, I looked back at 2016. In Part Two I try to list out all the things I’ll focus on accomplishing in 2017. I couldn’t be more excited about what the year has to bring.  We’ve got a lake house under construction, and our…

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Annual Review 2016: Part 1 – The Case for 2016.

2016 you slippery devil. The general consensus is that 2016 was the worst. I tend to disagree. Yes, we had to listen two highly unlikable humans argue for 9 months, withstand non-stop media coverage, our grabby president elect seems to have a fairly loose grip (see what I did there) on reality, and the Gators and…

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I Spent 25 Days Without the Internet. Here’s What Happened:

As referenced in my previous post, I intended to spend the last few weeks of the summer fully disconnected. On the evening of Thursday August 11th, I turned off my laptop and deleted all the internet related apps and email. My phone was essentially a really expensive flip phone w/ Google Maps. While disconnected from…

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Unverifiable Experiments: 21 Day Digital Detox

I am a small business owner. Who happens to run an internet-based company. One that provides services that relate to the interwebs 100% of the time. This is my excuse. The reason I convince myself it is OK to stare at a screen for half (or more) of my waking hours. The reason I “can’t”…

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Unverifiably Homeless – A 5 Step Guide to Becoming a Nomad

Where do you live? Oh, everywhere. But also, nowhere. About this time last year, My fiance (now wife) and were discussing a plan for the following year. She, being a 4th year medical student would be forced to be semi-nomadic while she did 4 or 6 week rotations to conclude medical school. I, having no…

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