When Virtual Becomes Real

I've been blogging for nearly five years, and doing so has given me the chance to reconnect with old friends, communicate more frequently with relatives, and to develop some virtual connections. The first time I realized the power of those virtual connections was when I wrote a story about my son Patrick, and an award … Continue reading When Virtual Becomes Real

Porches = Eyebrows. Let Me Explain.

I remember 30 plus years ago when my wife and I were looking for our first home my wife had a couple of basic features she wanted in a home. One of those items was a front porch. And I'll admit I wanted one as well. Well, we are still living in the first house … Continue reading Porches = Eyebrows. Let Me Explain.

Recap: The 31 Day Writing and Running Challenge and the Power of Habit

First, thank you to Matt Frazier and Christine Frazier for the idea and execution behind this 31-day challenge. It has been a highly rewarding experience in so many ways. While I have always been an avid exerciser, starting and maintaining a blog is something I have often thought about, but never did anything about. But … Continue reading Recap: The 31 Day Writing and Running Challenge and the Power of Habit

The Power of Community

Seth Godin talks about Tribes; Facebook and LinkedIn have Groups; Scott Heiferman co-founded Meetup.com; Nirav Tolia co-founded  Nextdoor.com;  historians talk about neighborhoods in China dating back to the 6th century. What they all have in common is that they are communities; groups of people joining together to share common interests, to provide support to others in … Continue reading The Power of Community