There But Back Again

There But Back Again

As you may or may not know, Paul and I just got back from vacation.  From outsider’s perspective it might seem that we take a lot of them, but the reality isn’t quite so rosy.  I travel a lot for work (like a LOT A LOT) and due to that he can travel for free …

Perspective

Perspective

Perspective is a tricky thing at the best of times; it’s hard to gain, hard to use, and easy to lose. Even harder is to know when you’ve lost it until after the fact. We have a Sunday morning tradition of breakfast burritos and walking on the beach to talk about our week. It’s an …

Being in the Moment

Being in the Moment

This is a hard topic to write about for me. I’ve written something like 9 drafts of this post and erased them all as they wander off topic faster than I can type. For the sake of this writing I’m going to talk about just one aspect of being in the moment, and if I’m …

Round and round we go

Round and round we go

Everyone knows the old quote about those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it right? While the sentiment is close did you know that apparently that isn’t the actual quote?  Thanks to a admittedly slapdash Google search the quote is most likely attributed to writer and philosopher George Santayana. In its original form it read, “Those who …

My Precious

My Precious

Working on photography processing tonight and I look up to see this photo hanging on my wall .. I can honestly say this is one of the top 3 pictures I’ve ever taken.  I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of looking at it.

Not my normal Saturday

Not my normal Saturday

So I spent most of yesterday staring at a computer screen which is definitely not how I prefer to spend my weekends. When you work in technology there’s an understanding that some portion of your nights and weekends you’ll spend ‘practicing’ for your day job.  If you’re in a startup there’s the added fun that …

Storytellers

Storytellers

I’ve always been fascinated with the concept of storytellers and how they’ve evolved over time.   I’ve been a heavy reader since first grade when I taught myself the basics.  I never really learned how to sound out words, I’d point to words and get someone to say them and I learned to recognize the shape …

Why do I take so many damn pictures?

Why do I take so many damn pictures?

Good question! Glad no one asked. It’s definitely not to make money. It’s easy to assume that no one can make money as a photographer anymore with the proliferation of tools that lower the bar of entry, but photography has almost never been about the technical prowess of the photographer.  Instead it’s about telling a story …

Hiring Games Part 2: The Perfect Candidate

Part 1 is here if you missed it. First off let’s agree on this: there is no such thing. The rockstar / high performer will have zero social or soft skills. The rock steady consistent performer probably won’t wow you with their ingenuity. The friendliest most agreeable most likeable person will probably be useless. This …