Are we getting sicker or is it just a coincidence?

Is it me, or does it seem like sickness is worse this year than ever? Every time you turn around there is someone either sick or getting sick. I know that this year the flu was a bit worse than other years but even common colds, sinus infections, ear infections, etc. have taken its toll […]

March 18, 2013   General, Stories

Are you ready for your Fantasy Baseball draft?

  If you play fantasy baseball, you know the feeling. It’s draft day, and you’re giddy. Yes, its spring, so you’re automatically happier. There is something special about this day. Today you could be just like the KC Royals (the owner that makes all the wrong decisions) or have as much chance as the NY Yankees […]

March 12, 2013   Sports

Educating our children…don’t take away their creativity!

I saw this guy live a few years ago at an IT conference and his talk still resonates in my mind. I’ve since watched it several times and have also seen his most recent talk on Ted as well. Equally impressive. His first talk on Ted is most watched TED talk worldwide. His philosophy and […]

March 7, 2013   Inspire

Millionaires, Billionaires…Trillions?

Last night I heard this news: Joe Flacco (QB Baltimore Ravens) signed his new contract Monday worth $120.6 million over six years. He will receive a $29 million signing bonus, $52 million in guaranteed money and $51 million over the first two years of the deal. It got me thinking about how many millionaires there are and […]

March 5, 2013   General, Sports

Would you want to live to be 114 years old?

Misao Ookawa was born in 1898! She was recognized as the oldest woman alive! Can you even imagine that? – See Reuters article I’d say it’s pretty hard to imagine, so I dug a bit to see what I could put together and give this some perspective. First, here’s a list of inventions that occurred during […]

March 4, 2013   Stories

Turning 40

This week I had a few friends turn 40 so I figured I’d share some of my thoughts about my experience with turning 40 and what I’ve learned throughout my 40’s now that I am also nearing my next milestone birthday. I wholeheartedly believe that life truly begins at 40. I am living proof. My girlfriend […]

March 1, 2013   Friends

Does it “Pay” to be homeless?

I ran across an interesting article today (Click here) “Donations Pour In For Homeless Man Who Returned Ring He Got By Mistake”. It’s a warm story of a woman who threw a homeless guy some change and accidentally dropped her engagement ring in along with her change. The homeless guy apparently didn’t notice it until […]

February 27, 2013   Stories

When Ideas Have Sex

One of the keynote speakers at the Pink13 ITSM Conference this year was Matt Ridley. His keynote was great! I totally enjoyed it. I looked him up on TED and found that his talk (or at least a very similar version of it) is available – Ted Talk. The talk is all about interesting facts of how human progress […]

February 26, 2013   Inspire

The “Magic T”

Why is it that when it comes to sporting events, concerts and entertainment we always tend to want the best seats in the house, but when it comes to learning and training we shy away and want to sit in the back? There are cases where you walk into a training room and the first […]

February 25, 2013   Inspire

Thanks Captain “Sully”

One of the most impressive keynote presentations I’ve ever seen! WOW! Captain “Sully” Sullenberger is the man! He talked about his life and the preparations he had leading up to that day (the Miracle in the Hudson). He described the 208 seconds that changed his life and the effects it had on everyone around him. His […]

February 25, 2013   Inspire