Election Aftermath with Facebook

When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?” And he said, “No; but I am the commander of the … Continue reading Election Aftermath with Facebook

When Modern Becomes Tradition

  Wednesday is my meeting day. I have five schedule meetings, and then in the evenings I take my boys to Kids' Clubs. While it can be a grind, it's nice to knock out a majority of my meetings in one day.One of my Wednesday meetings deals with Access/Online services. Ryan Shields, Travis Williams and … Continue reading When Modern Becomes Tradition

My Troubles with being Irish in America

(Stream of consciousness post.) I think most of us have moments that are seared into our memory. The moments are often breaking news items or events that change the trajectory of our life. For my generation, one of those moments is the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. There is another, lesser-known moment that is still clear … Continue reading My Troubles with being Irish in America

The RID Project: U2 and Fandom as I Know it (Update #4)

For an explanation on The RID Project, click here. To read previous updates, click here.What is the sign of being a fan of a team, an artist, or show? What does that mean now as opposed to twenty years ago?Throughout high school, I was a fan of Pearl Jam. This was 1991-94, so it was … Continue reading The RID Project: U2 and Fandom as I Know it (Update #4)

"Over!"

I came across this clip, from the show Portlandia, and it made me laugh. It reminded me of me when I use to find my identity in the Seattle Scene/alternative culture back in the early 90's. Liking or disliking things because it's the thing to do within your culture. The big thing was musicians. You always … Continue reading "Over!"

Flyover by Archrival

It's late on a Wednesday night when I come across a tweet that pique's my interest. Joe Olsen, CEO of Phenomblue, says, "This is must watch for any entrepreneur in Nebraska." It has an accompanying link. I click the link, start the video, and spend the next forty-five minutes watching a presentation.It's money. The video is … Continue reading Flyover by Archrival

Minimalist Christmas & Celebrating Jesus’ Birth

We all acknowledge that Christmas is about consumerism in America. The idea is old*, yet most Americans still spend into debt for Christmas. This Christmas season, spending is up 58% amongst Americans. While not at the 2004 levels, when Americans were spending $1000 on Christmas, Americans are spending over $650 on Christmas this season.***Even Charles … Continue reading Minimalist Christmas & Celebrating Jesus’ Birth