Independence Day

Happy 4th of July!  Today we Americans celebrate freedom and independence.  It was back in 1776 that America declared its independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain by adopting the Declaration of Independence.  Today many of us will celebrate with parades,...

Life Can Change Quickly

This was a difficult post to write mainly because it forced me to confront a few personal demons.  But I think when we travel through the fire we emerge a changed and often better person. There are events in our lives that have the ability to profoundly affect us,...

Rock Your Life Sale

Today’s post is short and sweet.  Late last year I brought to your attention a great deal on business-niche products from Only72.com.  I got in on that deal and I have to say that going through all the materials, while overwhelming at first, really helped me get a...

A Father’s Wish

Happy Father’s Day to all Dad’s out there.  As I celebrate the day with my kids I can’t help but think about what it means to be a father.  I remember how scared and confused I was when my wife told me she was pregnant.  We had been married for a year at the time and...

Dear Naysayer

Dear Naysayer, First, I don’t want to come off sounding like I am condemning you and your opinions because honestly I really do appreciate your thoughts and your concerns because I know you only care.  And none of what I am about to say is meant to be disrespectful,...

World Domination Summit

On Friday I’ll be hitting the road for a 2 hour journey north to Portland and the World Domination Summit.  When I first heard about WDS many months ago I knew I had to go.  I’m a big fan of the work that Chris Guillebeau does and figured that if he were putting...

Shredding & Burning the Past

It’s Memorial Day and what better way to celebrate than to dig up old memories and burn them.  What am I talking about?  I just spent the weekend shredding and then burning over 15 years of miscellaneous paperwork that has been stacked up around the house in numerous...

Is Travel Blogging Bad for the Environment?

I’ve been sitting on this post since before Earth Day last month and finally decided to post it.  It’s about the environment and our role in preserving it.  I love getting outdoors to explore, photograph and experience nature in all its beauty.  This is an incredible...