Ten Years

Today marks the ten year anniversary of this site. The very first post in the archives is from November 7, 2003. Not sure that I have anything remarkable to reflect on this occasion other than to say that success for a writer is most often measured in years. I plan to be making a similar post ten years from now marking the 20th.

I want to thank anyone and everyone who has visited the work I do here. For a writer, to know that even one person reads and enjoys ones work is a gift. Several, are a blessing. And, the fact that many have reached out over the years to say that something I wrote touched them in a way that made real positive change is, well, a miracle to me. I’m humbled by it each and every time it happens.

As I scanned through the archives, here are just a few posts that jumped out at me — with a particular focus on ones that might not be as well known…

On a steel horse I ride… — Where I reveal my not-to-secret love of 80’s arena rock and hair bands. Especially, Bon Jovi.

Taking Note — Where you can see the firs beginnings of what became the Dash/Plus System.

She Said “Yes”!!! — The short and long story of my proposal to Bethany.

Analog RSS — I had forgotten that I actually created a Instapaper like system but for actual paper magazines. I might have to revive this practice.

Value — In 2008 I broke the hard fact to you that money has no value. It is a construct for the determination of worth based on trust and mutual agreement.

Thoughts on “The Pleasures of Uninterrupted Communication” (and managing expectations) — Some thoughts on email overload and how to manage it at work (and elsewhere) by setting proper expectations.

Eat Well — Change your food, change your life.

This is not a year end post… — Don’t focus on the things you hope to do or the things you have done. Instead, focus on what you can do today — right now — to make your life a little bit better. Do this enough and it adds up to real change.

Permanently Impermanent — A reminder that all of this will one day disappear. And that is by design.

It’s always about the princess… — In my house at least.

Clean Kitchen — A lesson about productivity and procrastination gleaned through the lens of my Great Grandmother’s perpetually clean kitchen.

Other Side Of The Lens — A reminder from this family photographer to the rest to turn the camera around every once and awhile (and, yes, selfies count).

Items Of Interest #9

Lots Of Great Videos Edition

Further linkage and commentary of things that have crossed my path that are worth sharing. This one is a whole bunch of videos that I thought were worth the time…

The Invisible Bicycle Helmet | Fredrik Gertten from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.

My friend Desarae pointed me to this really well done video or two design students from Sweden, Anna and Terese, who have created an invisible bike helmet. I won’t spoil how it works but I really think this could be a game changer in it’s space.

The Encounter Collection from Process Creative on Vimeo.

My friends Michael Schechter, by way of our mutual friend Brett Kelly, pointed me to this video narrative of a father passing down words of wisdom to his young son. If you have been following here for any length of time you should understand why this appeals deeply to me.

Salomon Running TV – Season 3 Trailer from The African Attachment on Vimeo.

My friend Brian Van Peski points us to the trailer for Salomon Running TV — Season 3. As he said, “Love running or just great filmmaking? Check out Solomon’s trail running series on YouTube and find yourself some inspiration to get into the woods.”. Indeed.

Justin Boyd: Sound and Time from Walley Films on Vimeo.

And, I absolutely loved this video of Justin Boyd, educator and artist, about how he channeled a childhood sensitivity to sound into a passion for creating with it. A reminder that there is music all around us. If only we stopped long enough to listen to it.

I hope you enjoy them all.

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