I’ve cleared my Instapaper queue and I don’t have any unread books on my Kindle. My inboxes are all at zero and there’s nothing left to mark as read. I’ve laid out an iPhoto book of my vacation photos and am caught up on The Office. I even pre-ordered the 2013 AP Stylebook. I’m bored. [...]
Category Archives: Thoughts
Tim Stevens, opening his Google Glass review at Engadget: Smartphones are amazing things, but for those who have become addicted to messaging instant gratification, they are a bit unwieldy. This annoyance gets even worse as these devices grow larger and larger. Well, certainly one approach would be to relax a little and stop feeling so [...]
On the day I started OneThirtySeven, Stephen Hackett wrote one of the most touching articles in memory. Reflecting upon his parenthood, his son, and the struggles he and his wife have both faced, he wrote a letter addressed to his children and published it, importantly, on his technology-centric weblog. For some, I suspect the notion [...]
Don’t tell Josiah, but we’re headed to Disney World with Make-A-Wish. Many of you know that our son has been in a fight with brain cancer since turning six months old. Now, at four and a half years old, we’ve been extremely blessed that his cancer has been stable for two years. See, Josiah’s type [...]
This weekend was a big one. My day job is running the IT/AV/Multimedia/Design department for a faith-based non-profit that just opened a 104,000 square-foot community center. I’ve been on board with this project for three years, and seeing it open was the realization of lots of dreaming and even more hard work. While we enjoy [...]
Thomas Brand: Most people have a mix of natural abilities, but the gifts we call superpowers often are tempered through training and experience. That is the case for me. My superpowers come as the result of a disease. I am legally blind. [...] When it comes to superpowers I am gifted. I have three. LHON [...]
Viticci: Last Monday, 445 days after my first scan, my PET scan came back negative. This doesn’t mean my journey is over: it means the treatments I have received, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, have been very effective. I will likely get more treatments to “consolidate” – e.g. “wrap up” – everything, but, overall, this is great [...]
Viticci, this morning on Twitter: PET scan came back negative. Like I said, cancer: I kicked your ass. When I read Viticci’s tweet this morning, I teared up. He and my buddy PJ spent most of 2012 fighting back against their cancer, and for now at least, they are victorious over it. However awesome these [...]
Kyle Baxter’s written a must-read piece on life and death. Blockquoting any of it would do the rest an injustice.
Pardon the self-link, but this was me, back in July: This website isn’t my full-time job, but it likes to think that it is. Currently, I’m under the gun with some pretty big pressures at work. So much so, that 512 has been collecting dust for a couple of weeks. It’s frustrating being so busy [...]
Editor’s Note: This appeared in the Read and Trust newsletter exactly one year ago today. By the time you’re reading this essay, it’s been re-written twice. Most of the time, I don’t re-write pieces. I edit and re-arrange them often, but rarely do I open a new text document and just start over. Needless to [...]
This past week marked a very unusual anniversary in my life. It was just three years ago, which is hard to believe. I was sitting at home with my wife and son, when my iPhone starts going crazy. I walk over to the desk to pick it up, assuming that some client was having an [...]
This holiday season, give something that really matters — life.
My buddy PJ just got some good news: So, the cancer seems to be gone. For now, at least, it looks like we’ve won the battle. It caught us off-guard with its first sneak attack, and took a part of my body as a trophy, but we fought back hard. PJ — like my son — [...]
Sam Biddle: The web is great for volume, but for the deep touch, you still need to act like an actual human being. You need to actually hear someone’s voice—or at least pull a long, private email out of them. We’re all insecure, finite monkeys who don’t want to admit weakness and fragility in a [...]