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Contrast

Contrast makes the world work. It brings context to a relative world. Light to darkness, love to hate, warmth to cold. Without contrast, we lose balance and take things for granted. Rhythm brings comfort but too long and it fades away to nothing. With contrast comes change and change is hard. If you fight the […] Read More

Change happens with a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens

What keeps me grounded after the election […] Read More

Life as a consultant: new beginnings

The unique aspect of consulting is that you're always going from client to client, industry to industry, and role to role. It is the definition of an always changing job. There's little time to ever build a routine or be personally vested. Every once in a while, you do land in a client where you're […] Read More

New adventures

As I'm learning more about photography, I've noticed that Im paying attention more to the world around me. I'm less concern at the moment on the technical photography but rather more on seeing unique new things in the world. I went with a Fuji camera because nearly all the controls are tactile. There's something beautiful […] Read More

Writing everyday – inspired by Seth Godin

Seth Godin finds time to write a blog post every day. If he can do it, so can I. How does he do it? He writes like he talks. I've removed all the barriers to blogging, worrying about categories, tags, images, SEO, etc. Just now using this platform to get my thoughts down often and […] Read More

Rethinking retirement, cutting credit cards, and saving intensely

In my 20's, I harped on the need to save for retirement but didn't actually make good on my preaching. As an economist, I learned the theory of compound interest and how money grows exponentially over time. In theory, it makes a lot of sense, but in practice, it wasn't as easy as it sounds. […] Read More

A call for help, stop our addiction to our phones

Our phones are killing us. Let's go back a bit. The world took a hit of one of the most addictive items in 2007 when Steve Jobs announced the iPhone. For those that were using phone before the iPhone came out, you'll remember innovative features like how small can we make these phones, picture messaging, […] Read More

Learning new trades during a staycation

My two were staycation is slowly winding down. I spent about six hours a day working on finishing out my partially finished basement. About four years ago, we had a refrigerator line burst and it ended up flooding the basement ceiling. I used the home insurance payout to replace my electrical system instead of repairing […] Read More

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