Seeking Light: What Comes After Marital Infidelity

A few weeks ago I started tossing around the idea of writing a book about my experiences in the years prior to starting Spirit by Design. The thought has never been far off, and yet it’s also never held a large chunk of brain space, either.

But just like that, I recently…

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A Simple Machine, Like the Lever

A Simple Machine, Like the Lever

There hasn’t been a book in a while that speaks to me on a deeper level in the way this one does. Each time I read through its straightforward but multi-layered pages, I get that soul shifting feeling.

A Simple Machine, Like the Lever, also understood to the reader as Nicholas’ semi-frequent…

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Dredg, Catch Without Arms

Dredg, Catch Without Arms

Thirteen years ago this October we saw Dredg release a concept album by the name of El Cielo, one based loosely on artwork by Salvador Dalí’s painting titled Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bumblebee around a Pomegranate One Second Before Awakening.

Critics were hard pressed to put Dredg…

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Airbnb’s Elephant in the Room

Airbnb’s Elephant in the Room

A quirky website by the name of Airbnb surfaced on the web back in 2008, one that promised a new kind of travel accommodation. One that hinged on Trust, both for the host and the guest, offering a completely new breed of travel experience. Unique digs, local’s only knowledge, and the ability…

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Chon, Sketch

Chon, Sketch

My brother recently told me about the band Chon after seeing them as an opening act for Circa Survive. A band recommendation from him doesn’t go unnoticed, so I quickly scanned both albums on Rdio: the Woohoo! EP and the recent studio release, Grow.

Immediately I fell in love with the noodly…

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A Beginner’s Reflections on Japan

A Beginner’s Reflections on Japan

When traveling to Japan for the first time, there are undoubtedly many new experiences. Japan is quite different from an American lifestyle; both in culture and in seemingly common day occurrences.

For first time travelers, or for those that want to know the top tips for what to expect about…

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Scope Matters: A Digital Disaster

This article was originally written as a stream of thought “brain dump” roughly one year ago as a way to purge my thoughts after losing the reigns on a large UI design and development project. Below, I recount that story, both as a narrative and as an education to others in a similar field.

Before we…

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Things We’re Still Figuring Out

Earlier this year, my business parter Bryant and I had the opportunity to speak to a few groups in Colorado Springs and Denver on the topic of the Things We’re Still Figuring Out. These conversations allowed us to share a little about our experiences in just over two years of business under…

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Triggers

Thinking back to high school, I remember the first time my friends and I really dove into alcohol. We were juniors: old enough to get around on our own but definitely not out of the parental nest just yet. For that matter, we weren’t even the kings of our own…

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