My Business Travel Companion: Alaska Bear
Dec09

My Business Travel Companion: Alaska Bear

I travel a good bit for business. As part of my digital marketing consulting work, I teach Social Media Bootcamp and Google Online Marketing Bootcamp classes for ASPE-ROI. Both classes are three-day sessions and they have taken me all over the US as well as teaching them online in Canada and Jamaica. The result: I’m on the road and away from my family a few weeks during the year. And as you can imagine, that kind of travel can...

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Social Media Bootcamp in St. Louis
Oct22

Social Media Bootcamp in St. Louis

My business travels this week have brought me to the “Gateway to the West,” the beautiful city of St. Louis, MO. I’m here teaching the next installment of the social media bootcamp for ASPE ROI. I’ve taught this class quite a bit during the past couple of years and it is easily one of my favorites (here’s a video of me explaining what I teach in the class). In the class, I get the opportunity to help...

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How I Grew to Love Baseball
Oct09

How I Grew to Love Baseball

I’m going to come clean. I did not like baseball. I did not play baseball when I was young. I did not watch baseball on TV. I did not talk about baseball with friends. To me, baseball was a very slow and incredibly boring game. It simply couldn’t match the excitement and the action of basketball. And, growing up in the college basketball-crazy Triangle region of North Carolina there simply wasn’t any more room for...

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Less Than a Month to Go to the White Lake International Triathlon
Aug09

Less Than a Month to Go to the White Lake International Triathlon

In just a little less than a month, I will be up early and staring at this beautiful scene at 8 a.m. in White Lake, NC.

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Learning to Be a Daddy
Jul19

Learning to Be a Daddy

This past Tuesday evening, I took my oldest son, Ryan, to his very first baseball game.  We went to see the Durham Bulls, a AAA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.  Ryan just turned four and has shown a lot of interest in baseball as of late.  As a result, I wanted to give him an opportunity to see what he calls a “real baseball game.”  Needless to say, he was one very excited little boy when I told him on Tuesday morning...

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Steve Jordan: Christian, Friend and Cyclist
Jul05

Steve Jordan: Christian, Friend and Cyclist

Yesterday afternoon, I received some very difficult news.  A friend of mine, Steve Jordan, was killed in a truck-bike collision on U.S. 401 just a few miles away.  Any collision on the highway that involves the loss of life, whether it involves a bike or not, is devastating.  But this is very close to home.  You see, Steve was a friend.  No, he was more than that.  He was the guy that taught me just about everything that I know about...

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