Annual Review, 2016

Annual Review, 2016

The Roman leader and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius famously said, The measure of a man is the worth of the things he cares about.

As I look back on my third year of intentionally tracking life’s ups and downs, I stop to reflect on how well I’m doing as a man….

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Nothing Changes Unless the Pain is Too Great

I’ve been thinking a lot about this mindset lately. Mostly because I’ve been there before, friends and family have been there before, and someone nearby is probably “there” right now. Actually, you can be certain someone close to you is.

This year I’ve thought more about how we choose to extend ourselves and…

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The Mindset of a Newbie in Cyclocross

The Mindset of a Newbie in Cyclocross

I’m often asked what cyclocross is, and to that I typically say something like: CX means knobby tires on a road bike, moving riders around a long course filled with grass, rocks, dirt, sand, and various obstacles to run or jump over. It’s a circuit race that starts at the blow…

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Remote Life: The Remote Worker’s Guide to Travel

A five part series written for remote professionals who want to take their life and careers to a new level. This is the final part in the series.

Being a remote worker brings with it quite a lot of responsibility. Both to your employer, but also to yourself. And yet…

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Remote Life: Networking as Relationship Building

A five part series written for remote professionals who want to take their life and careers to a new level. This is Part Four in the series.

For many of us in the digital design and development fields, we didn’t plan our futures around the notion that we’d have to be…

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Hideaway: A Look Back

Hideaway: A Look Back

It was the latter half of the 90s, and for the first time in my life I was the new kid in school. We’d moved to Virginia only a few months prior and my summer was spent mostly doing teenage things: playing guitar, listening to music, tinkering on my first iMac, and working…

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Remote Life: Making Exercise a Priority

A five part series written for remote professionals who want to take their life and careers to a new level. This is Part Three in the series.

This summer I took my fiancée on a bike loop from the town of Golden, Colorado, south through Red Rocks, and eventually east over…

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Remote Life: Nutrition for the Dispersed Workforce

A five part series written for remote professionals who want to take their life and careers to a new level. This is Part Two in the series.

Having not visited the grocery store in a week, my cabinets seemed a little bare this morning. Knowing my lunch was going to be…

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9th Wonder, Hearing the Melody

9th Wonder, Hearing the Melody

My business partner first pulled me into his own collection of “Chillout Hiphop” roughly three years ago. I was introduced to artists ranging from Illa J, Kooley High, and Slum Village, to Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, and Camp Lo.

Amongst that mix, a specific sound kept standing out. After a little…

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