Archive of month: September 2011

So it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted a Friday Finish. My apologies! I’ve had a little bit more trouble with hotel internet than I normally do. Right now I’m enjoying a nice break from speaking, spending time in San Diego with my girlfriend. In just a few more days I begin 6 weeks […]
Last night I made dinner for my girlfriend and me. It wasn’t a complex dinner (I’ve made those in the past). Nope, this was a quick trip to Trader Joe’s to pick up a few different items. Dinner was fairly healthy and it tasted good. Still, I didn’t have to think much about it. I […]
My mom sent me a quick email yesterday. She was talking with one of her elementary school students who was really upset that she had lost the student council election. My mom briefly told the girl about me and asked if I might be able to pop by campus next time I’m in town. You […]
I’ve been on a pretty strict diet for the past month of so. After several years of eating a bit too freely on the road, and not exercising as much as I should, I saw the pounds add up and I wasn’t too happy with the photos coming out of events. As a “motivational” speaker, […]
If you’ve read the news today, you know that Netflix messed up. They are being largely ridiculed on a variety of social media platforms and even on their own blog. If you haven’t followed Netflix in the past few months, here is the basic breakdown. After years of having a simple streaming/DVD package, Netflix elected […]
I’m 3/4 the way through Michael Lewis’ book, Moneyball. I’ve really enjoyed it. I’ll admit that friends have been recommending the book for ages, but I didn’t pick it up immediately mainly because I grew up hating the Oakland A’s (I was a SF Giants fan), and I ultimately stopped really loving baseball after the […]
10 years ago today, our world changed. The day has affected so many aspects of my life. While I did not personally lose a friend in the attacks or in the wars that followed, I have many friends who experienced great personal loss from a friend or family member in the Towers, in the Pentagon, […]
I just spent a wonderful weekend with several family members at Disneyland. My girlfriend was also able to take the train up from her new home in San Diego. It was nice to see her. For the next year or so, we’re doing a long-distance relationship until I can relocate out to San Diego and […]