I’m Leaving Social Media

After reading this title, many of you probably said, “thank the gods!” or “great, now I don’t have to see your posts distracting me from good cat videos” or “did they fire you from Facebook too?”  Since moving this blog over from a travelogue to whatever the hell it is now, I have linked my […]

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Your Employer Doesn’t Give a F*ck About You

Worried some of my previous blog post titles have been a little “click bait’y”, a friend informed me it’s only click bait if the headline isn’t reflective of the actual content.  Looking again at this headline, it might end up giving the wrong impression.  In my experience, your employer actually does give a f*ck about […]

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Getting Fired, Part 1

After graduating college, I have worked for 5 companies.  2 of these companies have fired me.  Thus, 40% of my previous employers like to end my employment with them by kicking my ass to the curb.  Ouch. I feel for anyone who loses their job.  It’s not fun feeling unwanted.  For those of you who […]

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Marry Someone Who Will Choke a Bloke Out for You

If you’re thinking about proposing to someone in 2018, take it from a guy who has been married for close to 10 years…don’t.  I mean, don’t forget the ring.  And when I say “ring”, I don’t mean the shiny thing with a freaking huge diamond from some jewelry store you will never visit again, I […]

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Being Vulnerable

In college, I had my first “real” girlfriend.  No, I didn’t have imaginary girlfriends in high school (well, maybe a couple Freshman year), my first longer term and significant relationship just happened to be in college.  This relationship was tough for me. While I knew what it was like to have a girlfriend based on […]

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Kenny G and The Christmas Tree

Growing up, Christmas in my house was no joke.  Mom has a Santa collection the Smithsonian would be envious of and she worked harder than Mrs. Claus to make sure my brother and I had an ideal holiday.  She busted her tail to wrap our presents just right, baked multiple types of cookies to decorate […]

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When A Friend Becomes Your Therapist

On Friday night, I came back home after having a couple of beers with friends.  Just before heading to sleep, I checked my phone and noticed an unread text.  I had received the following message from an extremely good friend of mine.  This is what it read – “Dude, you gotta checkout my new mountain […]

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A Tale of Two Pyros

You hear a lot of stories about the suburbs being too “cookie cutter” or lacking culture or just being downright boring.  However, that’s usually talk coming from “sophisticated” adults or a college kid back from fall break.  Give a latch key kid time away from Mom and Dad, a Diamondback BMX bike, and a couple […]

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Starting Over

Starting over is tough. In February 2009, I quit my job as a Project Manager for the London 2012 Olympics and flew home to the United States to start up my previous business (the one I was fired from last year).  Leaving a great job and one of the most vibrant cities on the planet […]

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