OKC Changed My Life But It Can Also Heal Our Nation

This will be published on April 19th, 2021 exactly 26 years after the Oklahoma City Bombing. The lessons learned that day by our nation need to be refreshed and reshared. April 19th, 1995 at 9:02 am In April 1995 I was 11 years old. I have some memories of people referring to the “Oklahoma City…

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The Perfect Yellowstone Vacation Plan

I grew up in southwestern Wyoming, only a few hours from Yellowstone but only visited a few times in my youth. I married a woman (also from southwestern Wyoming) whose family visited almost annually. Thus, Yellowstone trips are now part of our family culture and our kids hold us accountable to keep our commitment of…

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The Dumbest Mistakes When Returning A Product To An Online Vendor

For the most part, it is a simple and routine part of my workload but there are some patterns I see from our customers that DRIVE ME NUTS. Below are some of those patterns distilled into some suggestions and advice that I wish my customers would read… but alas it would probably be a little rude to include the below in each package that goes out the door.

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Taking the Personal Device Solar Challenge

There are a lot of politically polarizing issues in our country but solar power is something almost everyone can get behind. You may not be ready to make the leap into residential solar and new age cars but here is a challenge that will get you started for less than $200.

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I’m Nothing Like Daredevil

Daredevil is an awesome Marvel superhero who was blinded as a child by some chemicals. In the process his sense of hearing was enhanced so significantly that it became a sort of radar that allowed him to essentially see even without traditional eyesight.  At age 15 I lost hearing in my right ear. A nasty…

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I Found Out My Kids Can’t Dial 9-1-1

It occurred to me all of the sudden. I was thinking about my own childhood and how I was taught when I should dial the universal emergency number. I imagined in my own mind the house where I grew up, grabbing the phone from the wall in the kitchen and dialing three numbers; 9-1-1. That…

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How I Built My Business While Keeping My Day Job

When I quit my day job to start working on my own business full time people expressed a lot of concern. I suppose that most of them assumed that I was going to venture out and start something new… building from the ground up. That wasn’t the case. The truth was that I had spent…

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