Blog Index

  • Truly Epic 2022-2023 Winter

    Truly Epic 2022-2023 Winter

    The Winter 2022-2023 Season has been truly epic and its not over yet. The fresh powder has been overflowing all season long. Alta Ski Area and Solitude Mountain Resort both reported hitting the 500+ inches of snow at the earliest point of the season in years. We have been absolutely spoiled here in Utah especially… Read more

  • My Augmented Reality Start Up Failure and Being Too Ahead of the Curve.  

    My Augmented Reality Start Up Failure and Being Too Ahead of the Curve.  

    My first job out of college was with a company called Scient.  Scient called itself the “The e-Buisness Innovator”.  I could not have dreamed of a better place to land out of college.  A truly transformative place to work.  The leaders I worked for.  The friends I made.  And I ended up meeting my wife… Read more

  • Best of 2022.  Hello 2023.  

    Best of 2022.  Hello 2023.  

    Hello Friends & Family,  2022 has come to an end and 2023 is upon us.  2022 zoomed by so fast.   A strangely benign year when compared to the few years before.  We had inflation reach all new highs, the war in Ukraine, the overturning of Roe vs. Wade and the stunning images coming back… Read more

  • There is Life Outside the Bay Area: Two Years Later (Part #5)

    There is Life Outside the Bay Area: Two Years Later (Part #5)

    Hello Friends & Family, Holy macaroni!  Sarah, the girls and I are enjoying our two year anniversary in Park City, Utah this week!  Oh, what an adventure it  has been.  I’ve documented many of our move observations through my blog — There is Life Outside of the Bay Area (Part #1) –> Why did we… Read more

  • Reflections @ 45.

    Reflections @ 45.

    Hello friends & family,  This year I turned 45 years old.  Not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing.  Haha. I should be happy that I made it this far.  If I am lucky, this is very likely my half way point in my life.  I can’t imagine myself beyond 90. … Read more

  • Surrounded By Beauty.

    Surrounded By Beauty.

    Hello Friends & Family, “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir Look around.  We are surrounded by the wonders and beauty of nature.  The climate change discussion likes to draw our attention to the negative effects of our neglect but how about we open our eyes to… Read more

  • Music is Life.

    Music is Life.

    Hello Friends & Family, Music is Life. Live Music is Heaven. My memory stinks.  I blame not getting enough sleep as a kid.  The TV show M.A.S.H. would come on at 11:30pm after the news and I would find myself sneaking  downstairs to watch while my parents were asleep.  Way too late for any little… Read more

  • Life Reevaluation: Breaking Through The Local Maximum

    Life Reevaluation: Breaking Through The Local Maximum

    Hello friends and family, I love the mathematical term “Local Maximum”.  “A local maximum, also called a relative maximum, is a maximum within some neighborhood that need not be (but may be) a global maximum.” If you apply this to life, your overall goal may be to achieving a broader goal like getting so good… Read more

  • Five Bullet Review: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (Book)

    The Five Bullet Review is a condensed review format in as it states, five bullets Bullet #1 — The good Bullet #2 — The bad  Bullet #3 — The ugly  Bullet #4 — The surprising Bullet #5 — Recommendation I would definitely categorize myself as an “Apple Fan Boy”.  When I was in middle school… Read more

  • Surviving a Stroke: Returning to Life

    Surviving a Stroke: Returning to Life

    Hello Friends & Family, I actually started writing this blog post a couple months back but didn’t enjoy how it was coming together so I started from scratch.  Not sure why but maybe because there was still tremendous uncertainty in the entire thing.  Well, there is surely less uncertainty now but I’ll save that for… Read more

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream Cast as Utensils

    Hello Friends & Family, The things we do as parents. Brooklyn had a project where she had to video record a passage from William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream“. I have a hard time reading English, let alone Old English. And by Old English, I mostly think it’s an under appreciated, budget drink. Brooklyn was… Read more

  • Five Bullet Review: Dune by Frank Herbert (book)

    Hello Friends & Family, I’m generally a heavy research guy when I buy things.  I get excited digging in deep about a new area, topic or product.  It annoys the heck out of Sarah because she would prefer I “just pick something” rather than spend weeks and months learning about every corner case or limitation.… Read more

  • Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022

    Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022

    Hello Friends and Family, Alas, 2021 is coming to an end and a new year is upon us.  What is the best way for me to summarize 2021?   It sort of reminded me a baby having a surprise blowout on the changing room table and leaving a “fecal Jackson Pollock” on the wall.  You look… Read more

  • Surviving a Stroke: Recovery

    Surviving a Stroke: Recovery

    Hello, Friends and Family, Life can feel full of setbacks.  All very random and of varying degrees.  Not sure I would have predicted having a stroke in 2021 but it happened.  Setbacks can also be opportunities given the proper perspective.  Back when I was looking for my first job out of college, I was denied… Read more

  • Surviving a Stroke

    Surviving a Stroke

    Yup, I had a stroke.  Seriously.  First, let me take a step back.  About ten years ago, I was about 60 pounds overweight and horribly out of shape.  I told myself that I wanted to be alive for when my girls got married so I went on this big health kick.  I started CrossFit, cut… Read more