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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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Unverifiable Truth #34 – Enough With The Clever Bathroom Signs

ets be honest, you’ve been out on the town, throwing back a cocktail or 12 and wandered your way to the bathroom. Down a dimly lit hallway, you expect to see two doors. One labels “Men’s” on labeled “Women’s”. Perhaps the were short on funds during build out, so they resorted to a M and…

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Hector State of Mind

Steep cliffs and deep water,  vineyards and waterfalls. Hector. Filled with Sailboats and ski boats, pontoons and party barges. Hector. Where Chris Craft and Kubotas are more sought after than Mercedes and McMansions. More kegerators than cable boxes. Hector. Where road noise comes from the road course. Where tractors and tourists cause the traffic jams….

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