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

24 years later….lessons from my high school graduation speech

I spent last evening digging through boxes of files that have been chaotically strewn around our basement storage room. After 3 recent home moves, there is no longer any semblance of organization to paperwork in my life. Tax files, bank statements, mortgage documents, school reports, legal docs….it’s all a mess. And for every important piece … Continue reading 24 years later….lessons from my high school graduation speech

But I REALLY want to be someone…..

I recently read this quote by Osho from an article a friend shared with me. “Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.” That sounds so good. Now my wife might argue there is … Continue reading But I REALLY want to be someone…..