Where does this piece go?

We are all trying to “puzzle” our way through life. As you piece together your identity, consider the people, communities, and values that impact you.

Shaun White, and the real story of his success

Shaun White and the real story of his success What on earth is the Double McTwist 1260? It’s where you flip diagonally two times in the air, and simultaneously spin for three and a half rotations. It’s a crazy, high-risk, highly complicated, and totally unbelievable move. Shaun White invented it and showed it to the […]

Suffering in silence

Suffering in silence Last night I struggled through most of the night with a terrible recurring dream. In my dream, I had gone to the house of someone I knew to help them with something. I’m not sure who exactly this person was, only that I knew them. Once I got to their house I […]

Abundance Mentality – an undiminishable reserve

Abundance Mentality – an undiminishable reserve Have you ever met one of those people who just always give? They give and give as though that’s all they care about. My wife is like this. Regardless of how tired she is, how much she’s already given, how busy she is, or how late it is, she […]

Our children cannot breathe

We’re surrounded by pollutants to our mind and our emotions as much as to our health. Each of these makes it difficult for us to breathe the sweet fresh air of life. They cloud our judgment, fog our vision, and threaten our well-being.

A psalm of life

A PSALM OF LIFE articles A Psalm of LifeHenry Wadsworth Longfellow Tell me not, in mournful numbers,Life is but an empty dream!For the soul is dead that slumbers,And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest!And the grave is not its goal;Dust thou art, to dust returnest,Was not spoken of the […]

Emotional Supply Lines sustain us all

Emotional Supply Lines sustain us all One critical element of military logistics is the notion of supply lines. Simply put, supply lines are the means whereby food, weapons, ammunition, information, and reinforcements (all those elements necessary to maintain health and readiness) are provided to a force. Any military unit must have well established and well […]

Cycle Time – the power of frequency

Cycle Time – the power of frequency In software development, there’s a term called “cycle time,” or the amount of time between one event and the next. Releasing features regularly with short times in between gives your customers a sense of momentum—a sense that you’re moving—and keeps them engaged. When cycle time gets too long, […]

Someone who decided to make a difference

The inspiring story of Scott Silverman. No matter where your life is right now, the most powerful things before you are not obstacles, nor the events of your past, but the undeniable opportunity to change your future.

Arthur C. Clarke, an example of packaging

Arthur C. Clarke, an example of packaging Today Arthur C. Clarke passed away. For those of you who may not recognize the name, he was most widely known for his book 2001: A Space Odyssey. Many luminaries paid tribute to him. He was also widely known among other fantasy writers for his famous comment “Any […]

The power of packaging

The power of packaging There’s an old saying “form follows function,” and I disagree with it. Basically it’s saying that the value of any given thing is predominantly placed in the function of that item, not in how it’s presented. While I’m not an absolutist, and can concede that there are times when functionality prevails, […]

Being Persuasive

Being Persuasive Persuasiveness pervades almost every aspect of our life. Either you’re being persuaded or you’re trying to be persuasive yourself. Whether it’s in a relationship, communicating with a spouse or a child, marketing a product, selling something, teaching a class, or talking to your boss, a co-worker, or someone that works for you—life is […]

It is not the critic who counts

It is Not the Critic Who Counts My father had a quote by Theodore Roosevelt framed and hanging on his office wall. I memorized it early and reflect upon it often. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds […]