Your Government: At the city council meeting tonight, Janet Franklin spent 20 minutes arguing for new paint on the crosswalks near Emerson and Smith streets while Councilman Tom Reynolds, whose wife of 17 years left him last week, sobbed noticeably. The measure passed 3-1 with Councilman Reynolds' vote cast as abstain after Chairwoman Barns asked … Continue reading The Local: February 27, 2018
Why are we all so close to snapping?
It's a rainy Monday morning here, which means someone might get punched in the face. Not by me. After 3 weeks spent spiraling post race, I've decided to straighten out my attitude (and maybe ease off the booze.....they could be related). But some other mother or father of two / office worker with a long … Continue reading Why are we all so close to snapping?
Postcards from Cape Town
The last few days I've had the opportunity to do some exploring in Cape Town, South Africa as we prep to depart on the first leg of the World Marathon Challenge. I've got a few reflections: Your strange and exciting is someone else's pain in the ass On one drive outside of Cape Town, the … Continue reading Postcards from Cape Town
Around the World in 7 Days, 7 Continents, and 183.4 miles. But WHY?
This morning marked the beginning of 30+ hours of travel to head from San Francisco to Cape Town, South Africa to participate in the World Marathon Challenge. I've mentioned the race a few times, so if you're sick of hearing about it, here is a link to a story about Fiona the Hippo's first birthday. … Continue reading Around the World in 7 Days, 7 Continents, and 183.4 miles. But WHY?
Can’t we all be honest?
I'm sure many of us received this email from Netflix today. Interesting to note they delivered it at 4:17AM to me. Maybe a bit of an effort to lose it in my Sunday morning hangover? Didn't work. The losing it I mean. The hangover is in full effect. Honestly, I'd prefer Netflix to just be … Continue reading Can’t we all be honest?
Which Cat Do You Want to Be?
The correct answer to this question is always 'I don't want to be a cat. I want to be a dog.' But for the purposes of this discussion one of the dogs is dead and the other dog is as dumb as a box of turnips locked to a bike rack, so we're sticking with … Continue reading Which Cat Do You Want to Be?
I don’t understand how every stay-at-home parent isn’t a raging drunk
This morning, I woke up at 6AM. I emptied the dishwasher and made coffee for my wife. We sat together, talked, read from some daily inspiration books and wrote in our journals. God damn Deepak Chopra over here. At about 7AM we let out a large collective sigh and woke the kids. I am sure … Continue reading I don’t understand how every stay-at-home parent isn’t a raging drunk
It all comes down to what you’re creating….
As the 2018 global Consumer Electronics Show (CES) wraps up in Las Vegas, power outage or not, I can’t help but reminisce about the years I spent there as we were creating SmartThings. Our first CES was in 2013. At the time we weren’t in production with our product, but that didn’t stop us from … Continue reading It all comes down to what you’re creating….
Lessons from Iceland: 24 Hours of Spartan Ultra
I don't do race reports. If you want to know what it's physically like to cover 37 miles in the dark and freezing rain/snow/sleet, repeatedly climb a mountain in gale-force winds, carry sandbags up icy hillsides, climb walls and complete 605 burpees, just watch a Nicholas Cage movie. The suffering is the same. I do … Continue reading Lessons from Iceland: 24 Hours of Spartan Ultra
A Nudge from the Universe
Today's a big day. My first novel, The Clown Forest Murders, has been published. You can buy it right now. You SHOULD buy it. Despite charging for shipping, you can buy it directly from our publisher, Black Opal Books, and directly supports their efforts to enable the dreams of little authors everywhere. Plus, Jeff Bezos is already worth $100B. … Continue reading A Nudge from the Universe