The Reveal

Yesterday my wife and I announced our baby to the world. Though our family knew, and many close friends, making the pregnancy Facebook official was the final step to this next big adventure feeling real. If you would like to see the instagram reveal, click here. The reveal also got me thinking even more about parenting. What […]

July 28, 2014

Another long break from posting in the rearview mirror, a summer of driving back and forth on I-40 is also winding down. My time at Camp Rockmont was a gift, as always. Whenever we give of ourselves freely, I believe we always receive more than we expect. I had the opportunity to hike the AT, […]

July 10th, 2014

Where have you been?! I agree, a bunch of blanks between June 19th and July 9th isn’t an ideal practice. I’ve spent the past two weeks in North Carolina, working at Camp Rockmont as a part of the Catalyst program. I originally had grand ideas of waking up early and literally writing (by hand!) in […]

July 9th, 2014

Last week I went backpacking for three days on the Appalachian Trail. In this picture, we’re headed up Big Hump in the Roan Highlands of NC & TN. In front are my friends Tryon and John, and we’re with five other guys. Six of us had never been on this section of trail before! Seeing […]

July 19th, 2014

I recently began keeping a Spark File, which helps me keep track of ideas, articles, and other seemingly disparate information. The inspiration is that you’ve had a “spark” of an idea, and simply jot down as much or little as you like about it. I’ve had sparks that are a few words, and some are […]

June 18th, 2014

Tools don’t matter as much as doing the work matters I haven’t posted images on this little project yet, and I don’t plan on posting many, but I think this one helps convey today’s message. I’ve been thinking about work a lot the past couple of weeks, and specifically why there’s no substitute for doing […]

June 17th, 2014

For today’s practice, I wanted to share my application for the position of Platform Builder at HelpScout, a startup company based in Boston. I’ve known about HelpScout for a couple of years now, when I started reading Gregory Ciotti’s articles on Buffer, 99u, and Inc. HelpScout and Gregory do a phenomenal job with their product and […]

June 16th, 2014

The Gift of Limits In church yesterday, pastor Russ Ramsey taught on Psalm 131. The author of the Psalm is conveying to the people the gift of limits, something we struggle with in our modern culture. Here it is. 1 O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy […]

June 15th, 2014

In honor of Father’s Day, I posted today’s practice on my main site. Entrepreneurship: It’s All My Dad’s Fault I’m very blessed to have such a great Dad, but for all kinds of reasons, many children don’t grow up with a Dad or significant mentor in their life. My friend John Sowers and his team […]

June 14th, 2014

I didn’t quite make 500 words today, but I did the layout, planning, and research for a post on how marketing posts are like Mad Libs. Like this… Headline: The (Problem/challenge) of (noun) and (number of steps) to (Solve the problem) Reframe the challenge in a smaller context. Engage other senses through images. Include a […]