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Week in Review – May 3, 2015

Another crazy week with some eye-opening revelations, but that’s a post for another day, like tomorrow. For now, a peek inside what made me think, smile, laugh, and/or shake my head this week. Thought Provoking Article of the Week LINK: The Death of Awe in the Age of Awesome This article really kicked my butt. […]

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Week in Review – April 26, 2015

Confession of the Week Spring has sprung in New England which meant 70 degree weather and snow squalls with hail this week. (No joke. Different days, but not a joke. )  It also means baseball & softball seasons get added to the pile of stuff-I-have-to-drive-a-kid-to and lo and behold, you reach the end of the […]

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Week in Review – April 18, 2015

Most Appreciated Video of the Week Stephen Hawking sings a Monty Python song about interstellar scale. You had me at hello. Most Thought Provoking Essay of the Week    It occurs to me that I’ve achieved a decent level of career success, but I have not achieved that. I have not achieved that generosity of […]

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The Week in Review – April 11, 2015

Welcome to The Week in Review! Rather than go and start a Tumblr or what have you, I figure I’ll just collect all the stuff I’ve shared online, read, should have shared, etc. in one place so it is easy to ignore easy to find! Image Most Likely to Make Me Feel Old of the Week Also […]

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Self talk, self-deception, & Seth Godin

Last week, I read an interesting article by Seth Godin about self-talk. 1 This was one of the occasional articles Seth writes that departs from the usual “golden marketing wisdom” and ventures into “golden wisdom about living life.” And though I typically love it when Seth writes an article like that, I tripped over a line […]

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My Own Words

The Danger in Rebooting

Power off. Power back on. The reboot can be scary thing. Did my data get lost? Will that program still work? Will I even hear that annoying start up sound? When I reboot my computer all I want is to find things just the way I left them. I don’t need better. I don’t want different. […]

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Jeff Taught Me: Love Courageously

I want to close out this week with the greatest lessons Jeff taught me. Love Courageously Like a lot of guys, I often trip and stumble over that phrase with anyone outside of my wife, my kids, and my Mom. And I let my awkwardness win more times than I ought, opting instead for the […]

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Jeff Taught Me: If It Isn’t Fun, You Are Doing It Wrong

One of the more challenging phrases spoken in our family over the past week and a half has been this: “We’ll just have to make our own fun.” In my family, we relied on Jeff to keep things fun. Not just funny; Jeff was so much more than the family clown or entertainer. Jeff made […]

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Jeff Taught Me: With Great Awesomeness Comes Great Responsibility

There is an arc to what what I’ve learned from Jeff, a building up of one lesson upon another and we are now entering territory where Jeff was certainly the Master, and I have only just begun as a student. Being the Expert isn’t enough. If you watched Jeff’s life, you’d quickly realize that you […]

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Jeff Taught Me: Be the Expert at Everything

If you knew my uncle, you know that he was a Jeff of All Trades and the Master of Most of ‘Em. Professionally he was a talented sound engineer, graphic designer, and web site guru. He brewed phenomenal beer under the “FatBoy” label. He built his own telescope. He understood bread baking on a nearly […]