When the Day Leaves You Defeated, Remember that You are Dust and to Dust You Shall Return

My wife is on travel again, so I’m flying solo. After a night of waking up with a feverish baby, he was home sick today. Juggling meetings while chasing after a toddler and learning to do a new job is not the ideal work day. On top of that, one of my highest potential reps… Continue reading When the Day Leaves You Defeated, Remember that You are Dust and to Dust You Shall Return

What Survival Reality Television Taught Me About Celebrating Small Wins

If your life depended on razor-thin margins, you’d probably be a more gracious person. So would I. We all would be. The History Channel survival show, Alone, pits contestants against the elements to test their survival skills in extreme conditions. Although these folks are survival experts, after some time in the wilderness they are all… Continue reading What Survival Reality Television Taught Me About Celebrating Small Wins

Staring at a Mark Rothko Painting Made Me Realize Being a Father of Two is Simpler Than Before I Had Kids

On a long layover in Washington, DC last year, I stopped by the Phillips Collection, one of the finest art museums in a city full of fine museums. While the star of the collection is Renoir’s “Luncheon of the Boating Party”, they also have 4 large Mark Rothko paintings all in one cold and dimly-lit… Continue reading Staring at a Mark Rothko Painting Made Me Realize Being a Father of Two is Simpler Than Before I Had Kids