authentic reflections of a life desired to live well


Working for Perspective

“Dad, are we rich?”  That’s a question my then second-grader asked me after school one day. Turns out one of her classmates was celebrating her birthday by having a limo pick up a small group of girls from school to party. Some of her classmates were given cell phones that year. She had been to other friends homes that were bigger, nicer, shinier than ours. A legitimate...

Editing Text Docs in Basecamp Mobile

For the past three years, our team has been using Basecamp for project management.  We love it.  After doing an exhaustive search for what we needed in collaborating with a virtual team model, we chose Basecamp.  Read more about how we use it. Multiple Platforms Most of us on the team have the greatest trifecta of productivity devices:  A MacBook, iPhone and iPad.  As Basecamp began to...

WWDC 2013

OSX Mavericks

After watching WWDC on my Apple TV, I was once again re-energized by the direction of Apple.  Phil Shiller said it best: “Can’t innovate anymore, my ass” I wholeheartedly agree.  Here is my recap of what I’m excited about from this event. Mac OSX Mavericks iCloud Keychain One of the increasingly largest challenges of navigating our digital life are passwords.  Large...


  I voted earlier today in my small town in Michigan. The building is in my neighborhood – it’s the senior center. The senior center is across the street from the elementary school where my wife teaches. The school is a two-minute walk to the church I attend. There’s a McDonalds across the street from the church which is next door to the volunteer fire department and local...

authentic reflections of a life desired to live well



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