“Which do you do first in a startup? A marketing plan or…” “Just, shut up.”

We’re somewhere around version 4 or 5 of the brand colors for BiziPorts. We’re about to finish up version 4 of the website – or 5, if we count the bright yellow one that apparently only my eyes could actually handle without going blind. Man, that was back when I could barely bold text in …

Clean home, clear thoughts: how to trigger claustrophobia with a dish

We ran 6 rounds of dishes through the dishwasher the last two weekends, again. All our silverware, bowls, and every coffee cup that fits in our Keurig were among the casualties. There are two of us in our home. Four, with the puppies, but they’re better at washing their coffee mugs than am I. Given …

30 Days on MyFitnessPal. Why I went back after two years away – and the results so far.

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I first started using MyFitnessPal back in fall of 2012. It was cool, to a point. In the end it became too much work to continue add every food in I found because their database didn’t have it. Especially if you wanted to track more nutritional stats than just calories. I also wanted to get …

The zen behind the Christmas all-night ride up to the Oregon Coast

It’s Christmas night. Katie and I are somewhere over The Rockies on a Southwest flight from Chicago to Oakland, heading home. The flight should land around 9:40pm, PDT. With Baggage claim and Jay picking us up, we should be home before 11pm. After five nights of little sleep and hanging with friends & family during …

Simplification presents possibility [review of Tao Te Ching Chapter 19 “Simplify”]

Lately I’ve been reading up to 25% of Tao Te Ching a day, either in the bedroom or the bathroom. No disclosure neglected here. The feat sounds impressive unless you’ve actually read Tao Te Ching and realize it’s less like reading the Holy Bible and more like reading the 4 Gospels – except for the …

Rebirth of Cool

Duke Ellington & his piano. Sometimes accompanied by Rosemary Clooney. A couple season-1 reboot episodes of Doctor Who – with Eccelston in his leather-jacket finest. Wine drunk from Mason Jars. Dinner from Portillos. Two Havanese puppies redefining, “adorable,” – apparently it’s in their DNA. And my Katie, curled up on the couch, delighting herself between …

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