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Highs and Lows of Sailing a Pocket Cruiser with my Family

July 16, 2013


This is the second part of the story.  Start with the first part to get the whole story. Last month I accepted a job offer in the San Francisco Bay area and it forced us to make a number of big decisions.  One of the most difficult ones was whether we should keep the boat […]

Highs and Lows of Sailing a Pocket Cruiser with my Family

July 9, 2013


You know that feeling when you are searching on Craigslist or Ebay and you are tempted to buy something really expensive and indulgent just because it looks like a lot of fun?  Well, we did that a year ago when we impulsively bought a sailboat. I was bored one night and I hopped on Craigslist […]

Kelly and Jake: Getting Back Together

May 27, 2013


This is the second part of our story.  Start with the first part to get the whole story. Over the years Kelly and I would see each other sporadically.  We saw each other in Las Vegas over Thanksgiving break and she dropped by Johns Hopkins on a road trip to her summer internship.  We were […]

Why I Quit Reading for 45 Days

May 20, 2013


This year my New Year’s Resolution was to quit reading for the entire year. My plan was to stop reading anything unnecessary for work or survival and that included my RSS feed, books, magazines, news, and research. I managed to make it 45 days. Everyone I told about my goal looked at me like I […]

Are You Busy Enough?

May 13, 2013


Every minute of my weekdays are accounted for from the moment I climb out of bed at 5:30 till I finally lay down to sleep at 10:00 at night.  Here is my regular schedule in case you are wondering where the time goes: 5:30-5:50    Shower and shave 5:50-6:30    Prepare breakfast and pack lunches for wife […]

If It Was Easy Everyone Would Be Doing It

March 18, 2013


One of my readers dealt out a little tough love in the comments of last week’s post.   He thinks I am sounding defeated, lacking passion, feeling sorry for myself, not being a man of my word, and being a quitter…. I hear what he is saying Many of my recent posts have focused on […]

Kelly and Jake: Our Dating Story

February 8, 2013


I was sitting in the library doing some homework when I first met Kelly.  Mr. Green, the librarian and resident puppeteer, walked over and introduced us.  He explained that she was transferring to the Las Vegas Academy mid-year from a school in Burbank, California. She was standing there, holding an armful of books, wearing a bright […]

Choose Your Own Adventure… I Mean Blog Post

August 8, 2012


There has been a lot going on around here lately and I have experienced some serious highs and lows.  I have so many thoughts and stories and lessons I want to share that I don’t even know where to start.  That is why I am turning to you, my Most Loyal Readers.   Please vote […]

My Baby’s Momma is a Badass

August 1, 2012


On Sunday July 22nd at 7:41 PM Lincoln Robert Jenkins was born. The addition of Link to our family has been an amazing experience but I won’t bore you with a post about our healthy baby boy and how much he has changed our lives. Instead I would like to share a story inspired by […]

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

June 17, 2012


I have been so fortunate in my life.  Some people have no father figures and I have been lucky enough to have many.  When I think about being a father I can’t help but think about what great examples I have to pull on. I have Dad, my biological father.  I have Dom, my stepfather.  […]