April 10th, 2015

Without Fear

To say I am excited about the new Netflix Series Daredevil would be a massive understatement.  Daredevil is easily my favorite Marvel comic book series (Thor is a close second). I love the concept of “the man without fear.”  Over the long haul the comic goes into some dark places and that may have been [Read More…]

March 31st, 2015

“Don’t take any SH__ from anbody!” – Fatherhood Lessons from Billy Joel

My very first album ever was Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” which I got for my birthday when I turned 12 years old, from the moment I listened to it I was destined to be a lifelong fan. He indirectly encouraged me to continue learning piano. He has traveled with me on road-trips via my car [Read More…]

February 11th, 2015

#Dadvice: Don’t be afraid of the big bad code

When I was growing up, being a programmer was not widely considered a path to career success. We were encouraged to become lawyers and doctors… maybe accountants… if we were good at math.  I know that is a generalization, but that was the stereotype then.  Computers and programming were nerdy pursuits and nerdy=bad, at least [Read More…]

January 23rd, 2015

What are you going to do differently today and beyond?

I “made” my kids sit down and watch the State of the Union address with me.  I think I have watched every one of them since at least 1999 and A few of them before that, all the way back to Ronald Reagan.  I think it is a great way for them to see how [Read More…]

December 5th, 2014

7 Tips On Success I Want My Kids To Learn From Me

20 years ago I was getting ready to spend 2 years living in Hong Kong.  A truly amazing experience, and one that very much shaped me into the man I am today. There are many things about me that have changed over those 20 years,  mostly for the better, some the jury may still be [Read More…]

February 27th, 2014

Leadership Isn’t Easy

The other night while driving home with my boys we got into a great discussion on what it takes to be a leader.   As a parent you want to constantly tell your kids that anything is possible as long as you work hard for it and believe in yourself.  Unfortunately that just isn’t the [Read More…]

January 30th, 2014

Birthday Cake Blues

This week I read a blog post written by a mom who is frustrated because she can’t bring home-made baked goods into the classroom for her child’s birthday.  She can’t do that because of the school’s policy that all party treats of this nature need to be commercially packaged and in some cases free of specific [Read More…]