Category: Personal

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Brief Musical Interlude

I’m usually not a fan of radio, but this morning while dropping my youngest off at school, I had a random station playing in the background and was pleased with the assortment of tunes from Alphaville (Big in Japan), Roxy Music (Don’t Stop the Dance), and Talking Heads (And She...

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Building Unity Through Community Service

When I started blogging on a regular basis back in 1998, publishing content was a painful process. Back then, I used a free text editor and posted simple HTML to my startup’s website, uploading my images and content using a free FTP tool. In February 2004, I switched to Moveable...

July 2016 Content Wrap-Up

Ah, I remember this thing they call summer. After spending the past decade in the Seattle area, with those one to two weeks of 90+ degree weather, the move to the Salt Lake Valley has been somewhat of an adjustment. Can people be allergic to heat? Thankfully my new home...

Switching Geographies

I’ve been working on this post for a few days now, with little time to complete it. As some of you are aware via social media, I’ve moved my family from the beautiful green, cool, sometimes-rainy-but-almost-always-pleasant Pacific Northwest to the dry, mountainous, high-desert beauty of the Salt Lake valley. Thankfully,...

One More Year as a Microsoft MVP

For the fifth time I have been awarded by Microsoft with their MVP Award – a recognition they hand out to just a few thousand people worldwide, announced at the beginning of each quarter. After going through the interwebs and social sites congratulating new and renewed MVP friends, what usually...

Familiar Problems in Documenting Your Personal History

Something I’ve been thinking about a lot is capturing some of my life stories so that my four kids can become more familiar with my personal history — and put some of my crazy antics into chronological order. My daughter came across an article on FamilySearch about focusing your writing...

Top Five from Studio C

I’m always writing about technology and business, so today I thought I’d add some levity. If you’re not yet familiar with Studio C, they are a sketch comedy group originating from BYU, and are rapidly growing fans on YouTube. My kids are huge fans, and some of the characters and...

Taking on a New Role with Beezy

In case you missed the full-court-press on social media today, the press release hit about my new position as chief marketing officer (CMO) for SharePoint and Office 365 social collaboration ISV Beezy (www.beezy.net). Beezy is experiencing some growth – both in customers and employees – and I am excited to...

My Top 7 Destinations in 2014

While it may seem counterintuitive to say that one of the reasons I moved back into consulting was to reduce the amount of travel, its true. While I still spent far too many weekends on the road this year, I was able to slow things down a bit and actually...