What To Do About Christmas Presents

Going through some old stuff the other day, I came across a stack of savings bonds.  Every Christmas and Birthday, my Grandparents (children of the great depression), would give their grandchildren a savings bond.  These bonds varied in amount, but usually had a maturity value in the neighborhood of $100.  Being an ungrateful little punk […]

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Going Vegan Nearly Killed My Marriage

I love trying new things, especially those around nutrition, fitness, or adventure experiences.  There’s nothing better than getting a new idea in my head and fantasizing about how that idea is going to exponentially change my life for the better.  Usually the changes never live up to the expectation I set, but they’re fun to […]

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Incomplete Data

One of my favorite tasks as an Executive and Manager used to be the Thought of the Day.  This was a short quote or story that I would blast out to my team in the morning.  The intent was to either educate, motivate, or communicate depending on the needs and mood of the business at […]

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Knowing FUC

“It’s not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are.” – Roy Disney My previous business was a joint venture partnership.  The business was an ongoing concern in the United Kingdom and I approached the founders to bring operations to the United States.  One thing that initially attracted me to the company […]

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Controlling Hulk

I’ve been working on this “first post after the trip” for quite some time now.  I can’t say the work has been productive or the writing exceptionally good.  In fact, most of the time when I sit to write, I look out the window or just stare at my screen.  After a couple of half-hearted […]

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Home

After attending my Dad’s retirement party in Washington DC, we returned to Tin E in Oklahoma City.  It was anticlimactic to be back in the trailer.  Trips to National Parks, the Pacific Northwest, Wyoming, Montana, Canada, California, Arizona and New Mexico were all in the rear view mirror.  While there are great spots back East, […]

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Retirement Party

One of the reasons we flew through the southwest was to make it to Oklahoma City by October 6th.  Why would we want to visit the thriving metropolis of OKC so badly, you ask?  Well, we had a flight back to the DC area to attend my Dad’s retirement party.  The expeditious driving and flight […]

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DGATWFWA in the Southwest

DGATWFWA or “Driving Gringo and Tin E While Female While Asian.”  Stereotypically, this would give others on the road some concern.  In our case, this was Jenny throughout the majority of our drive through the Southwest.  Lots of people have asked, “is driving our big rig hard?”  It took some getting used to, but it’s […]

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Identity Theft

On October 18, 2016, I walked into a board room as the CEO of a multi-million dollar business with responsibility of over 200 employees.  The business was my first-born, grown from an idea hatched in 2008.  I walked out of that board room a business owner and CEO no longer.  It was on this date […]

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Pretty Woman II

It’s hard to talk about San Diego without talking about the weather – it’s perfect.  We initially thought to spend 2-3 days here, but decided on 7.  Taking it easy, we continued to knock off the travel fatigue by way of pool time, Mexican food consumption, and workouts on the beach.  Switching it up a […]

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