Ten Lessons from Fatherhood

Reading children’s books aloud is therapeutic for one who reads corporate email all day. Giving gifts is so much better than getting gifts ever was. Watch every word you say. And how you say it. Today’s toddler will treat touch interfaces like we treat keyboard and mouse. Exposing a child to exotic foods young makes […]

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I swore I wouldn’t do it again.  Too many bloggers clamoring for his link love.  Too many times I’ve quoted him before.  (Not to mention that interview almost three years ago now on Open Source CU that BTW never got any friggin comments). But I can’t help it.  I have to — yet again — […]

Make tomorrow memorable

I’m guilty of having too few memorable days. You know, those sort of “hey, remember that day I _____?” days that will resurface in my brain next month, next year, or during a round playing golf for life for free at The Villages, Florida’s friendliest hometown. Tomorrow is a to-do list of things I didn’t […]

Free sells

Four years ago my friend Jeremy and his wife came for a visit to Dallas. We both grew up around Shreveport, Louisiana – you know, the town where the actors in that Oliver Stone movie had a fistfight last weekend. Shreveport had no Starbucks at the time of Jeremy’s visit. Thus Jeremy had never gone […]

Honor

When I picked up the game of golf as a teenager, I cheated. I’d move a ball out of a bad lie. I’d drop without a penalty after plunking one in the drink (losing a ball was penalty enough, right?). I’d call a gimme putt if it were within the length of a club. After […]

Why Thwart Mediocrity?

Last week, Morriss posted an interview with me. Toward the end of our chat, I spoke about this blog’s theme. I turned in a half-assed homework assignment in the sixth grade. My teacher (more accurately, my mentor) asked me if it was my best effort. It wasn’t even close. She asked me never to show […]