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Fake Bucket List

I don’t have a Bucket List.  Maybe I should.  I think they’re a great idea if it encourages you to turn dreams into reality (caveat: if a Bucket List ever causes frustration about what has not yet been done, instead of motivation for what will be done, then it needs to be burned immediately!). Don’t…

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Burnt Toast

I hate burning toast.  Seriously, is there a dumber way to ruin food?  Best case, you can scrape the burnt part off and salvage it.  Normal case, you’ve just created charcoal. Worst case, the fire department is en route while you’re standing out front calling to check your home owners insurance. For all cases, it…

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Resolution: Be Different

Let’s be honest, most resolutions have the lifespan of a fruit fly.  No, that’s not very long. I love that we always have the opportunity to create change, not just on New Years Day but everyday!  I’m not a big advocate of “resolutions,” mostly because they are synonymous with being broken.   I am, however, a huge…

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Unconventional Vacation To-Do’s

‘Tis the season for eating your weight in sweets while making a permanent indentation on the couch  and watching 17  football games back-to-back.  Or you could do something a bit more unconventional… I’m glad to be on vacation for the next 9 days, a much needed time to recharge my battery.  Instead of wasting the time, I’m…

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I’m Not Afraid to Die on a Treadmill

I’m not a runner, not a real one at least.  Real runners have snappy shoes, track every tenth of a mile ran, have a strict training schedule and goals for performance.  Oh, I used to run cross country in High School (many years ago) and have ran a few 10K’s, but I don’t consider myself…

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Entrepreneurs Anonymous

Hello, my name is Eric and I’m an entrepreneur. It’s been one week since my last Startup Weekend. Since then I have had 8.5 hours of sleep and 274 cups of coffee. I had a doctors appointment yesterday and he said my blood type is French Roast. I have used the words “lean,” “validation,” “pivot,” and “equity”…

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As the Head Goes, So Goes the Body

I learned a lesson the hard way while playing football at a park with friends during High School.  As I was running full speed down the field with the ball, a defender stuck his arm out to try to tackle me, and I got clotheslined professional wrestling style.  All I remember thinking mid-flight was that…

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10 years ago today, everything changed

Look backwards in your life and I bet you can identify the most defining moments of your life.  For me, everything changed on September 9th, 2002… everything.  That was the day my daughter was born and I became a parent for the first time. After 10 years of parenting, I can say a few things…

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Road Trippin’

I have a lot of memories from family road  trips growing up: my little brother locking himself in (and us out) of the car at the sight of bison in Yellowstone, laying out at night in the mountains above Death Valley and watching a billion stars, waking up to 3 inches of rain in our…

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For you, my son

Son, you were so tired yesterday, in dire need of a nap. We have been on the road for nearly two weeks visiting sights and friends, and while in a strange place you couldn’t sleep. So I loaded you in the van and started driving. You quickly fell asleep as I drove up and down…