Beyond Work-Life Balance: Honor Your Talents

All through my youth and into adulthood I've met many people who were once dedicated to their passions. These are hardworking individuals who, for some reason or another, have relegated their talents to mere hobbies or past-times. Or worse, they've let them go and think of them only as childish…

Peterborough, NH: Leaving Silicon for Sanity

Back in 2007, I made the decision to leave the world of corporations and start-ups in the Silicon Slopes (Utah's version of Silicon Valley) and moved to a small town in the woods of New Hampshire to work in the same industry at a much smaller scale. It's been one…

Rust Never Sleeps: On Becoming a Polymath

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch…

Bringing Back the Dead (no, not the band)

Dress-for-Success, Day Planners, cold calls, hard sells, brick phones, skinny ties, insane amounts of cocaine: things that should never be brought back from the dead for any reason. Add to this list the "should be dead": bait-and-switch, forced continuity, road blocks, disguised ads, and many, many more. Honestly, who thinks…

Live Local Music

I am the host of Thunderous Thursdays, a weekly improvisational music jam, streaming live from New Hampshire every Thursday night. It's mostly off-the-cuff and completely live and raw. Sometimes you'll catch our band practicing before the jams and a lot of the time there is dead air while musicians take…