As the days counted down towards the birth of our first child, more doubts danced their way into my mind. I had no point of reference. My preparation consisted of checking off a list of “must haves” from Babys-R-Us down to the color of the Baby Bjorn. I had just started feeling like a competent … Continue reading Counting Down
“The PC is over. It will linger, but increasingly as a relic.” Those are words from from MG Siegler, a noted fan of Apple products, writer and investor. When I come across anyone predicting the demise of the PC I immediately take interest because I make my living helping people select custom computers. Many of … Continue reading Tax on the Brain
When the kids are wound up sometimes we’ll load them up in the Odyssey, give them a Nintendo DS or iPod Touch and tell them to keep quiet. Of course, they are never quiet, but they are strapped into their seats and unable to inflict too much damage on each other. That’s what we did … Continue reading The Pastor
Every few years Porsche rolls out a new 911, arguably the most iconic sports car ever created. Yet, like clockwork, the new 911 looks a lot like the previous version. In fact, unless you’re a Porsche aficionado, you may not recognize the differences even if you knew what to look for. The first 911 was … Continue reading The iPhone 5 and the Porsche 911
Kim made chocolate chip banana bread this evening, and I decided to share a loaf with my neighbor who has spent countless hours helping to keep my bike in working order. He’s in his mid 60’s, retired and lives alone. He’s opinionated and direct in everything he does. In fact, he intimidates me a bit, … Continue reading “How’s Work Going?”
Watching this craftsman shoemaker at work reminds me of another documentary I enjoyed about a world’s most famous sushi chef. There’s a reverence in the approach these people take to their work. A quiet confidence. If you’re the best at your craft you don’t need to shout from the rooftops.