Digital Heroin

I’m struggling as a parent right now. Our goal is to limit screen time for the 9 year old and up to 2 hours per day and we have tools in place for that. But…about 9 months ago, the 16 (now 17) year old went out and bought a 3DS XL without our consent. After 5 warnings (I know, I shouldn’t give that many warnings) I asked for the device yesterday to which he refused as he has done probably 3-5 times in the last few months. Today after school he ran away for a couple of hours to “Some where, where I can play video games with out you clawing at my neck.” It is not coincidence that this video came across my desk today: Here’s the associated article. Read at your own risk. It is changing my thinking today. Digital...

How to get Noticed

I was listening to a podcast or webinar recently with the Podcast Answerman, Cliff Ravenscraft. He is just a genius in helping people get going with podcasts. He gets results and gives folks what they need to get started…and it’s even free. I have heard him a few times in the past but this time having a few blogs myself, I noticed something. I’m swimming in a pool of 450,000,000 blogs. Yes, 450 million blogs. Do you know how many podcasts are out there? There’s only 325,000! That is a pool that is only 0.07% the size of the blog pool. I’m not taking action today but it is something to consider. If your blog leads to sales, memberships, or subscriptions OR even if it leads people to some good information. It might be time to consider...

My Mission Statement

Found this version of my mission statement taped in one of my shelves today:


I don’t know where I heard it but I wrote it down on a sticky note on my desk. It is a quote from Michelangelo and it means “I am still learning”. That is the basis of my life. I always say that a day where I don’t learn something is a day wasted. So what are you doing today? How will it help you learn something? What can you use it for? What are some of your favorite quotes? I’d love to have them as I’m kind of a quote collector.


Reflecting on life, God, creation , and family while enjoying the sunrise on Grouse Mountain near Pikes Peak, Colorado, USA. Video Log 2015.09.20 from EvoDynamic on Vimeo. Check out more at

Sunrise on Grouse Mountain

Here’s a little clip I shot last weekend when we were at Mueller State Park adjacent to Pikes Peak in Colorado. Sunrise on Grouse Mountain from EvoDynamic on Vimeo.

Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

Can I debug it?

Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it. Brian Kernighan

Out of Work

Six months ago, I informed my previous manager and the company owner that I was looking for work elsewhere. They have been awesome to work for and with. The owner thinks I was only able to apply 20% of my potential there so he was excited that I might move on. Needless to say and as I expected, the President and new manager were informed of my decision. The new manager didn’t like it one bit and encouraged me to come in on Monday and tell him I was no longer looking for work. I couldn’t do that. As nice as the company is, the salaries are so far below par that I needed to make a change. After the encouragement from the owner about my mysterious other 80%, I’m intrigued to find it, tap it and increase it. For the last six months I’ve been waffling between...

Child Labor or Real Education

I think I learned the most in doing business. Here’s an article you may enjoy about child initiative.

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