Communism & Cocktails – A Cuba Recap

  Visit any other Caribbean island or Central American beach town, and you could easily mistake one for another. But in Cuba, you always know you are in Cuba. The contrasting sights, smells and sounds are clearly Cuban and generally in your face. If you go: (and you should) Stay: Skip the Hotel and opt for a…

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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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Norway Part 3: The Trolltunga Hike, a Postholing Adventure.

Mindlessly scrolling through my Instagram feed, I came across an image that stopped me in my tracks. It just so happen to be Trolltunga, or the Troll’s Tongue. I’ll admit that a good portion of my motivation for heading to Norway at all was just that one photo, overlooking what seemed to be photoshopped lake. At the…

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Norway Part 1: Preikestolen

I’ve had a fascination with Norway for years dating back to LooseGrip’s early work with Norwegian company, TANDBERG. It is generally considered one of the happiest countries in the world, their citizens have the highest standard of living worldwide, heck their mass murders live like the %1. So following a biz trip to London, I…

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Photoset: Tulum, Mexico

Prior to our trip, I was nervous Tulum’s proximity to Cancun and Playa Del Carmen would mean meals were eaten at the Senor Frogs, and we’d be fighting cruise ship goers to get a view of anything worth taking a picture of. I was very wrong. Just 1.5 hours and one straight shot south of…

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