Homemade Chai Recipe

This season I prepared a gift for many of my family members: the path to homemade Chai. If you enjoy Chai, give it a shot!

January 2018

“Kondo-ing” - Takeaways and absurd quotes on tidying

At times you might think she’s crazy but the book is a passionate read and full of useful ideas to help get and keep things in order – whatever they may be.

December 2016

A personality is a feature, not a bug

Over the past several months I’ve been exploring my role in my business and trying to figure out where I fit in best. In the process, I decided to check out a few personality tests to see what they had to say.

February 2016

Burnout and renewal

In May 2015, I took a two week vacation. Not to go dancing with my wife. Not for a trip with friends. To try to escape burnout – a slowly creeping manifestation of many hard to define and even harder to accept symptoms. Taking a vacation to escape burnout is roughly equivalent to placing a cone on your dog's head so it doesn't bite it's body while it's wounds heal.

January 2016

Sequoia National Park

A few highlights from my three day retreat to Sequoia National Park.

June 2015

The Bourbon Supremacy: Aperitif and Appetizer Gathering

October 2010


July 2010

Gorehorn, the Adventure Pony

If you're looking for an activity to soften a long drive, I recommend an extravagant Mix CD Challenge! Our trip was from Arlington, Virginia to Durham, North Carolina. The challenge was simple: invent two album names and assign them to other people on the trip.

June 2008

Update: April 2008

A re-posting of a letter that I sent to family and friends.

April 2008


Deep in the heart of Virginia, six friends find themselves in a land unfamiliar and rare... Their task: 1) Shoot a bunch of video, 2) Share that video amongst everyone, and 3) Let each person tell the story as it was. Here's my take on the fiction-enhanced memories.

February 2008