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My first music post

Excuse the shameless pitch but I feel compelled to tell you about the new Soul Patch album, Sooner or Later.  Soul Patch is a band that includes my partners Ryan and Jason.  Sooner or Later is the band’s aptly named second album (aptly named because it was 6 years in the making).  The band’s music…

Know your audience

I don’t know what it is about the last few weeks – maybe the change of season; maybe something in the water – but I’ve been absolutely amazed at how often people have showed a complete lack of comprehension for who was in the room with them.  This may sound more calculating than I intend…

Sharing practical experience

My partner Ryan related amusing story about leaving his brand new MacBook Air on a recent flight. I had a similar experience myself last week, which unfortunately didn’t end up quite as happily (although fortunately didn’t involve a $3,000 piece of technology). I left the office for a meeting on Friday afternoon with my hands…

Taking a break once in a while

If you’ve at all been trying to unplug once in a while – as I have been to mixed success,  you’ll enjoy this article from last Sunday’s NY Times.

Love revisited

I don’t write much about my kids on this blog – a little too personal and ultimately my wife and I think they should decide what and when they want to share online.  I couldn’t resist this one, however. A few years ago I wrote about my own overwhelming feelings of love for my kids. …

Back in the saddle

At Mobius/Foundry we take the week between Christmas and New Year off from work. Combined with a few days before, Christmas this makes for a pretty nice break from the office. Historically I average about 50% for being able to actually take meaningful time away from work over this time period (there have been a…

The most inspirational songs of the 80’s

For a fun diversion take a look at Cracked.com‘s list of “The 10 Most Terrifyingly Inspirational 80’s Songs“. Don’t know that Danger Zone or You’re the Best (Joe Esposito?!?) would be on my personal list. And how can you possibly leave out Foreigner’s I Want To Know What Love Is (which, in a true highlight…

crunch

i wouldn’t recommend doing this to your wheel. the fall (over my handlebars and very fast, but off the trail and at least not on top of any rocks) was not nearly as painful as the walk to the car (about 4 miles and with my bike on my back – at least it was…

Personal traits

I had lunch with someone last week who truly personified a quality that I admire – humbleness. I was surprised by this, not only because most people simply aren’t very humble, but also because despite being young (I’m not exactly sure his age, but it was likely 24 or 25) he had actually accomplished quite…