Punk's Not Dead, It Just Smells Funny

While in Utah, back in April/May 2016 for my oldest son's college graduation and wedding, I took an unexpected side trip down memory lane. Taking my youngest boys to visit with some musician friends (Branden from Rancid and Quinn from The Used) for lunch was a nice little reunion.…

Volunteering: 2016 Uplift Music Festival

The 2016 Uplift Music Festival has teamed up with the ConVal school district and South Meadow School to be the beneficiaries of this years Uplift! We will be raising money for the school music program to buy much needed instruments and equipment for the kids. Everyone involved with Uplift knows…

The Old Farmer's Almanac: Making "Old" New Since 1792

Back in October of 2015, I announced that "Old is New" and that we had migrated our old Drupal 6 site to Drupal 7. This was an interim launch and the real launch would come at a later date. Well, after a lot of design and usability meetings, the creation…

Dark Patterns (The Walking Dead)

Dress-for-Success, Day Planners, cold calls, hard sells, brick phones, power ties, feathered hair: some things should be left to rest in peace. Somehow, the worst of the worst has risen from the marketing grave and infected the natural, organic, and the living. Here's a list of walking dead that should…

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…