Exercise Like You Publish

I am overweight.  I don’t mean a little bit, I mean a lot.  I haven’t always been this way.  In fact, when I got married at the ripe old age of 18 to my highschool sweetheart, I was 5’11” and 145lbs soaking wet.  I was working at the airport at the time in various jobs, all with a focus on slinging luggage and quickly bulked up to 175lbs. This bulk was complete with a nice set of biceps and 6-ish pack abs. And then, around the age of 21 I finally got my first office job in the software industry, and thus began a process of weight gain that has seen me put on over 100lbs. Continue reading “Exercise Like You Publish”

Logo Design

I am currently in the process of starting a company to run my freelancing through and as is typical, I am starting to put to together the marketing.  This includes the all important company logo.  Now I know people love to do their logo first before almost anything, but it seems to me that the logo of your company, while very important, is something that in the initial stages you can take your time with.  And that is the path I am taking with the design of our logo for Presstronic Studios LLC.  I am doing other organizational items first, and only now starting, just starting, to brainstorm about my logo. Continue reading “Logo Design”

Walkie Talkie Wins The War

How often do you find yourself pondering “what-if” scenarios? I do this quite often. I try to make a point of stepping back from a situation and look at things from a different perspective.  I am not always successful in remembering to do this, and even when I am, I don’t always glean some new thought from it. Even when your changed perspective doesn’t show you something new, listening to others who may also have a different perspective, can provide some profound insights.  To provide a bit of a warning, this post is a bit on the grim side of things, but bear with me. Continue reading “Walkie Talkie Wins The War”

31 Days Of Publishing

Congratulations to me! I have reach a major milestone today, and I have to admit I am pretty chuffed about it.  As of today, I have blogged every day for the entire month of January.  I don’t think I have ever blogged for more than 3 or 4 day in a row in my life.  To think when I started this journey, I had no intention of blogging every day.  Even the morning of January 1st, it wasn’t even in my mind to blog every day all year-long, but something happened in that afternoon that just made me decide to do it. Continue reading “31 Days Of Publishing”

Projects Die

Regardless of the industry you work in, there is a good chance you were assigned a project to complete.  As is typical with projects there was probably a planning phase, an implementation phase, and lastly a delivery to a customer or just for your own department.  As a software developer, I am very project based and am charged with either taking the project from inception to delivery or leading a team through the same phases.  Projects have a way of making their way to this delivery phase because presumably, they have been budgeted and subsequently paid for. Continue reading “Projects Die”

Make Publishing Easier Today

That title sounds an awful like a sales pitch doesn’t it?  I mean, if you read it the way I did with a used car salesman’s voice echoing in your head.  Or maybe it is more of a “Sold on T.V.” advertisement title.  Either way, it makes it sound like I have found a way to make your ability to publish more often and with more consistency, easier.  And in a way I have.  Okay, maybe I haven’t personally found it, but I am going to be the one that broadcasts it.  And if you call in the next twenty minutes, I will even throw in an extra set of Ginsu knives.

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Go Back and Read Old Posts

With all my talk and bluster about a publishing imperfect posts, it is possible that some mistakes may have made it out the door and landed on your homepage.  I would never want you to stop publishing by getting bogged down again with attempts at perfection.  But at the same time, the whole thing is based on the idea that you will, over time and repetition, get to being a better writer with each post.  How do we do that?

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Getting Back Into Routine

Today has been my first full day back from my long weekend at the Rolex 24 hour race at Daytona International Speedway.  I took my son, had a friend fly in and roll with us, and had my brother meet us at the track for our camping and racing extravaganza.  This is the 7th year my brother and I have attended, and we have camped at some level every single year.

This year was no different, and we kicked things up a notch by the three of us splitting the cost of an RV rental for the race.  The plans have been in the works for my brother and I since shortly after last years race, and I am sure we will start planning for 2016 soon.  Everything leading up to the big race was exciting, but now I am sitting here on a Monday evening faced with having to return back to the real world tomorrow.

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Smell The Roses at 200 MPH

Life is a competition. More definitively, it is a series of competitions. The competition comes in many forms, and is often a very personal thing. This week I am attending the Rolex 24 at the Daytona International Speedway. Obviously this is a competition between the drivers and their respective teams, and it makes a great spectator sport.  But for those racing, and those of us merely spectating, there is more to this weekend than just who holds the trophy at the end of the weekend.
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