Five Lessons of PAX and Burning Man

My first version of this blog post was to pit PAX West, my favorite conference, versus the simultaneous Burning Man Festival, which I’ve been curious about but unable to attend. Yet this seems distasteful to me now that there has been a suicide there. I have no desire to take down Burning Man, to kick…

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What I learned from the Eclipse

No, I did not get an amazing photo of the eclipse. It was fun, and the glasses we got at Lowes were awesome. We went to the parking lot here in town, since we were getting about 96.1% of the view. I figured, “Heck, I’ll take a 96% any day, especially when the alternative is…

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6 Tips for Dads of Daughters who Date

Gentlemen, it’s not easy what I’m about to tell you. I don’t have any solutions to the fact that our daughters are going to date, and in general, they’re going to date men. For those differently inclined I don’t mean to leave you out, but I must speak from experience, and in mine, it’s boys…

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How to Build Courage – Week 18 Update

You will never do anything  In this world without courage It is the greatest quality in the mind next to honor – Aristotle         I’ve been thinking a lot recently about courage. There’s a good deal of life-changing going on around me. New job opportunities, kids graduating into the world, traveling the…

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Happy Week 14 – Book club time!

March madness is done! Congrats to the North Carolina Tar heels in avenging a devastating loss last year. I fared pretty well this year – 4th out of a field of over 15 players. So the Tar heels are the best. You would expect me to talk about some sort of basketball coaching strategy or…

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