DogHouse Forge

By | education, life

This past weekend I had the opportunity to take a trip up to DogHouse Forge in Lakeland, Florida to participate in a two day, hands on hatchet clinic. DogHouse Forge is run by Jonathan Porter and Alex Eisenberg and they hand forge high quality culinary tools, outdoor knives and probably anything else that strikes their interest.

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Day Zero

By | life, log

If you ain’t puckered up, then you ain’t drivin’ fast enough.

In other words, if you aren’t challenging yourself in life then you need to re-evaluate how you are spending your days on earth. I reached this realization a while back after another day, in a seemingly endless string of useless days, spent not accomplishing much, or worse yet, not having much of an impact.

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Mount Mitchell, North Carolina

By | life, nature

This past week, I decided to get out of dodge for a while and take a small road trip up around Western North Carolina. I was ready to see some fall colors, turn off the (work) phone for a while, and see some friends I haven’t seen in a long while. Quite a few of my planned stops revolved around national parks I hadn’t been to before (or at least don’t remember).

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Link Roundup 2015-05-01

By | entrepreneur, life, links

Yea. I’ve been busy. Been burning what is left of my oil on Relic Record. Good progress is being made and I’m learning quite a bit. Always a good thing to work on things outside of what you normally would be exposed to. If only this thing was already making money so I could focus all my time… Enjoy these links. The world is getting more and more crazy and interesting. What I’d tell myself…

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An Immigrant – Constantine Zinon Michael

By | death, life

In 1991, in the middle of my freshman year of high school, I moved from Karns, Tennessee to Wellington, Florida. Although I didn’t fully realize it at the time, it most certainly was a culture shock coming from a moderately rural community to a growing suburb of West Palm Beach. When I was growing up we only had one African American kid that I can remember in the entire middle school. I only remember him…

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How do you move furniture?

By | entrepreneur, life, productivity

What methods do you employ to move furniture?  I’m not talking about a sofa or a table. I’m speaking of people who have been in the same job for 20+ years and have no motivation to strive to achieve anything better than what they had 20 years ago.  How do you get them past a small mindset to help achieve something for the benefit of a larger group? If you aren’t in a position to…

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Just Let Me Die

By | death, life

I’ve been fortunate in my life to have been able to know and love both grandparents on both sides of the family. For the first 20 or so years of me walking around on this earth, all my grandparents were alive, and for the most part, well. This afforded me time to get to know them and their extended network of friends. I was able to learn about their lives, their struggles, their joys and…

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Hug More

By | death, life

On my drive home today, at least two (2) people in the U.S. will kill themselves before I make it home.  That’s about a 30 minute trip. One way. On a good day. With light traffic. If that doesn’t phase you (statistics often don’t sink in with me either) then think about all the people you come into contact with during your day’s activities. Two can be a very significant number. That is a dad and…

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Amorphophallus Titanum at Tropical Bamboo

By | life, nature

Wow!  What a wild experience. Over the past few weeks, I had been keeping an eye on the Amorphophallus Titanum (corpse flower as it is known) getting ready to bloom at Tropical Bamboo Nursery & Gardens in Loxahatchee, Florida (West of West Palm Beach). Robert and his crew have been getting all kinds of well deserved media attention which helped me keep tabs on how far along the flower was and when it might bloom. The Palm…

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