Year in Places – 2016 Edition

As the year draws to a close, it is time to recap my travels. This is an annual tradition going back a few years and the rules are simple: Catalog every city in which I spent at least one night. 2016 saw a record low for me in the 16 years I’ve been keeping track. … Read more

Weekend Exploration

Ramp up your weekend with these six things to watch, read, ponder or do. Tour a VolcanoWatch:  National Geographic Balldur – bring relax and Luxory into your home.Look: Kickstarter 30 timeless lessons on creating killer content from one of the greatest business minds and copywriters: David OgilvyRead: WPCurve Life as a fire lookoutRead Excerpt: High Country NewsBuy … Read more

Year in Places – 2015 Edition

There are only a couple of days left in 2015, but I think it is safe enough to say my Year in Places is complete with no more pending travel. While I didn’t hit as many overnight stops as I did last year, It was a fantastic year travel-wise. Road trips with the family, a … Read more

20 Years

Today is an anniversary of sorts. 20 years ago today, I agreed to terms on my first freelance web development project. Two days later I was laid off from a seasonal sales job, so you could say the timing was fortunate. It is crazy to think that 20 years ago I embarked on a career … Read more

Year In Places 2014 Edition

road trips

For the last few years, I’ve kept tabs on my out of town trips. To make the list, at least one night must be spent in a city for it to count. The crown jewel of 2014 was a 12 day road trip from Omaha to Sacramento for my sister’s wedding. OmahaKansas City, MO*Denver, COVacaville, … Read more

The Year in Places 2013 Edition

Road Trips

For the last few years I’ve been keeping track of my days away from home. The qualification is an overnight stay. “Travel brings power and love back into your life.”― Rumi 2013 was an odd year travel wise. We had several weekend trips lined up, but for one reason or another, a few of them … Read more

Your Password Sucks

In the news this morning was word that Evernote’s user database was infiltrated by hackers. Usernames, encrypted passwords and other personal information was compromised – although payment information appears to be unharmed. Last summer (June, 2012) a similar breach happened with networking site, LinkedIn, where 6.5 million encrypted passwords were stolen. Combine both of these … Read more