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Annual Review Part 2: Looking to 2018

n 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 One: Looking Back at 2017

was a memorable year. Highs, and lows. Peaks and valleys. But man, looking back makes me feel a whole lot better about things despite all the noise. We made a child. She is cute as shit. We built a sweet lake house, debt free. Traveled a bit. Learned how to be parents. Kept the lights…

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Annual Review 2016: Part 1 – The Case for 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 the…

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Norway Part #2: Everyman’s right. Allemannsrett. Buer Glacier.

n day 2, we woke at 5 am to attempt to make it to Odda, and on to Trolltunga by 10 to start the hike we had traveled to Norway to accomplish. The rain had different ideas. I’m a glutton for exercise punishment and all, but a 12 hour hike in the rain/fog/snow didn’t sound…

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Unverifiable Annual Review Part 2: Looking Ahead

 was filled with with some solid travel and life accomplishments (see: Part 1). Looking forward to 2016, life is more settled than its typically been given that we’ll be in our current home & location for at least the next 3+ years. Most of the work on the house has been done, the dog (semi)…

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Unverifiable Annual Review: 2015 Part 1 Looking Back

Married my kickass wife on an island. Watched said wife become a doctor. Acquired badass adventure dog and house. Remodeled said house & trained said dog without losing a limb. Honeymooned in asia, got crazy massages. Ate my weight in bahn mi, drank my share(s) of 25 cent beers. Traveled the Erie Canal, RV’d around…

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Unverifiable Annual Review 2014 : Looking Back

I’ve been conducting an annual review of myself as a means for tracking progress (or lack thereof) for the past years years. (hat tip to Chris Guillebeau for the inspiration & format .XLS) I find the process to be an excellent mechanism for holding myself accountable, but even more important it forces me to be a…

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Photoset: Iceland

My instruction was as follows “Be at Dulles airport by 530 pm on Thursday. Passport in hand.”. That was the extent of the information I had. No information on destination, climate, itinerary, or attendees. Now I’ll preface this by saying I do have the type of friends who would send me to the airport with a…

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The Worst Meeting Of My Life. The Best Meeting of My Life. – Unverifiable Lessons in Entrepreneurship

n late february 2009 I was called into a conference room under vague terms. Our whole agency (or what was left of it) was present. Pulling the band-aid quick, the founders quickly revealed that the agency of 12 years would cease to exist as of Friday. No severance, no off ramp, no notice. Take your…

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Unverifiable Annual Review Part 2: Looking Forward

n part 1, I looked back at 2013 –  the successes, the failures and areas for improvement based on the goals I set up this time last year. Looking ahead at the rest of 2014, my hope is to accomplish everything outlined below. Life always happens along the way, but without a target I’ll just…

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