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The rock’s sharp fangs dug deep into the tips of my toes. I couldn’t tell if my feet were simply wet, or if they were seeping with blood. Why am I on this cliff? If I slip, it will be a terribly gory death. In front of a cache of friends, and most of all, the love of my life. … Read More

The Power of Successive Ideas

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During my childhood, there was a myth that was readily predicated by the adults in my life: come up with that next big idea and you will succeed. Teachers. Parents. Media. Your neighbor Bob. They all crazy for this myth. We see successful people changing the world and we dissolve away everything that was required to get there to a … Read More

Childhood, A Curious Beast

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“I’m going to screw him up.” I don’t feel alone in this thought as I gaze at my ten week old. Other parents have admitted this simple adage to me even before I had my first child. And then I think of my own parents: all knowing, all powerful. This ideology clashes. I am aware that some of the choices that … Read More

7 Ways I Drive Customers To My Online Business

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If you have a website, it’s a good idea to think about how you want to get people (or as we in the internet marketing world call “traffic”) to it. And you don’t really want just anyone, you want people that might actually call you and ultimately buy from you. I’ve been building websites since I was fifteen. For much … Read More

The Single Most Embarrassing Night of My High School Career

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The heat from the stage lights was almost as blinding as the brightness. For a brief moment I paused to reflect how this most embarrassing chain of events could have transpired. “This is worse than it ever looks in movies…” My friend (who’s name I will avoid mentioning since sharing highly incriminating stories about myself is as far as I’ll … Read More

3 Things I Like About Joan Rivers

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It’s not like I was a big fan or something, but I always enjoyed moments when I saw her ruffling people’s feathers. Taking this opportunity to reflect, what can we learn from Joan Rivers in her death? She Wasn’t Afraid One thing is for certain, she went against the status quo. She stood up to critics, foes, and friends when … Read More