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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…

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A New Blog, A New Beginning

Well, hello there… welcome to my blog.  Please, make yourself comfortable! I have written a lot over the years, sometime for public items but often for private use.  One thing that I’ve never done, however, is written a blog.  The time seemed right that I should start one now as I have a lot of…