I used to think the point of a road trip was pretty well summed up by Jerry Reed in “East Bound and Down”: “There’s a long way to go and a short time to get there …” Even if I started a trip thinking we could take our time, at some point the urge to … Continue reading Road Trip!
Seventeen years ago, Sara and I decided to repaint our house, an old farmhouse originally built in 1904, dramatically transformed in 1934 after a fire gutted half of the original, but still a classic, simple structure. (I’ve included a picture of how it looks today.) Being the detail freak perfectionist weirdos that we are, we … Continue reading The Attention Experiment, Part 2: Layer Upon Layer
One week ago, I started a great experiment. I’m trying to answer this question: how do I regain control of what I pay attention to? It’s not a “digital detox,” where I swear off all things electronic for a month or a year. I’m not moving to Opt Out Village. I like my digital interactions … Continue reading The Attention Experiment: Part 1, Pulling Back
There’s exciting news as MediaPRO becomes part of the KnowBe4 family. What a kick to see so many of my friends and colleagues joining on with this clear industry leader … But not me. It’s time for me to get off the bus and set off in a different direction! I’m going to start by … Continue reading Off the Bus
I wouldn’t call myself a “fair weather hiker.” Not only would it imply some flaw in my character but it’s just not true: I hike in every month of the year, and I’ll take off for the mountains in nearly any condition. But I prefer sunshine. For me, hiking is all about digging beauty … … Continue reading Popping Through the Clouds; Feeling My Head Explode
When Sara took off for Sao Paolo, Brazil, in 2012, just a few weeks after our daughter left for college in Pittsburgh, I watched the plane fly off into the distance and thought that this wasn’t how becoming an empty nester was supposed to work out. But Sara was chasing a lifelong dream and it … Continue reading Sara Went to Brazil; I Made Bagels
Ever since I started working in cybersecurity and privacy fifteen years ago, I’ve been trying to think of the simplest possible principles to guide my actions as I navigate the digital world. This is my online manifesto, principles I try to live by in my personal life and also to embed in my work: Spread … Continue reading My Online Manifesto
Or, How I Ruined My Shoulders on Whitehorse Mountain When I think back on all the hikes I’ve done over the years, there are a few that stand out: The first summit of Mt. Baker, when we were too excited to sleep; finally making it up Glacier Peak, after bailing out on multiple earlier attempts … Continue reading What You Go Up, You’ve Got to Come Down
I’m not one of those anti-mask people, but I sure as hell hate wearing one. I hate the way it makes my glasses fog up, I hate the smell of my breath sometimes, I hate how hot it is on a hot day. But mostly I hate the way it makes us all act. From … Continue reading Playing the Mask Game
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