My Letter to the Parents of Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell – Lone Survivor
Jan12

My Letter to the Parents of Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell – Lone Survivor

There is a movie out now, called “Lone Survivor” and it’s an unimaginable tale about the survival of Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell in 2005 during a SEAL operation in Afghanistan. After reading this book in 2008, I couldn’t help but write a letter to his parents. Today, a college friend of mine and 12 year USMC vet shared that he saw the movie and how moved he was by the film. I felt compelled to share my letter...

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The Greener Grass Everyone’s Always Talking About
Nov23

The Greener Grass Everyone’s Always Talking About

It’s unreal to think that 100 years ago (or so) there was no such thing as air-conditioning. Bathing was a real chore, depending on whether or not you even had the option of hot water. And getting from one place to another, physically, wasn’t as easy as it is today. In fact, as I type this I am in the air and I will be in Minnesota in less than two hours, flying out of NYC. How incredibly lucky are we to live in such an...

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Don’t Let the News Skew Your View of the World
Sep21

Don’t Let the News Skew Your View of the World

If you didn’t live on our planet and just watched the news covering planet earth, you might leave us off of your list of vacation destinations. After all – is the news crazy – or what?? Well, I have some good news. It’s not all bad news – the news, that is. News is a money-making enterprise. Therefore, news must focus on whatever brings the most eyeballs, right? Right. Recognize that and the rest makes a...

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New Blog Design & Visual Power
Sep04

New Blog Design & Visual Power

When I first launched my blog in 2008, Mashable was on the rise, Twitter was a curious platform and Obama was changing history in America. Now, Obama’s in his second term, Mashable is a household name for anyone semi-involved in digital and Twitter is actually profitable. Um, I think I need to update my look and feel over here, agree?

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