Toon Whisperer

toons

Like a lot of kids, my daughter loved cartoons growing up. Now in her early 20s, her interest in cartoons hasn’t fallen off at all. If anything, it’s grown even stronger. But for her, it’s not just about watching cartoons. She loves to learn all there is to know about the people behind the cartoons. […]

The Waiting

the-waiting

It’s a little after 10:30 on Tuesday evening and I’m tapping my foot like crazy. I just edited (for the 10th time) a blog post that’s scheduled to publish tomorrow morning at 9am. Why isn’t it tomorrow yet?!? Tom Petty said it best, “The waiting is the hardest part” This post is 2+ years in […]

2015 Burpee Challenge

Burpees Exercise

Last year my buddy Scott invited my wife and me to do a few fitness challenges. The first one involved doing roughly 6000 burpees in honor of soldiers who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. I skipped that challenge, but Scott and Chris both completed it, which was absolutely amazing. The second challenge, which […]

My Year of Beer

beer flight

Late last year I was introduced to an iPhone app called Untappd. If you aren’t familiar with it, it’s an app that lets you rate and check-in the beers you drink. The app gives you badges for doing things like checking in beers on holidays, checking in a certain number of unique beers, checking in beers […]

CrossFit: Getting your ass kicked and showing up tomorrow to do it all over again

CrossFit & Motivation

barbell

It’s been a while now, but I used to play beer-league ice hockey on a pretty regular basis. That slowed down a bunch once I moved to Las Vegas. Then when I hurt my knee in 2007 training for the half-marathon, I went ahead and got rid of all my equipment that had been gathering […]

Mea culpa. Now what?

I'm Sorry

Today, I made a mistake. OK, that’s not news. I make several mistakes every day. But today’s mistake cost my company a client. More about that in a minute, first I want to tell you a quick story. A few years back I had a call lined up with a potential client. About 15 minutes […]

How CrossFit has lead to a happier, healthier me.

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A few weeks back, my buddy Sean sent me the following email: Clearly CrossFit is working for you. Can you tell me about some of your experiences? Honestly a lot of this reminds me of how I used to work out in high school / college. Granted that was… forever ago… but watching you has me […]

Y U No Tell me: Make time for you

Make time for you

This is the 14th and final post in a series called Y U No Tell me; Lessons learned from building a WordPress development business. For a list of all posts in the series, please start here. I work a lot. I always have. I also have an obsessive personality, so if there’s something I like […]

Y U No Tell me: You can’t do it all yourself

You can't do it all yourself

This is the 13th post in a series called Y U No Tell me; Lessons learned from building a WordPress development business. For a list of all posts in the series, please start here. This post could also have been titled “The Control Freak Syndrome.” When we were getting started with 9seeds, we were trying […]