TGIF: Lazy Summer

It’s a Friday in the middle of summer, so it’s clearly time to grab some snippets and lovely links and throw them in a blender for your reading pleasure. Welcome to another eclectic edition of TGIF! Expect the Unexpected I’ve … Continue reading

Contrarian Fun

Last week we made our annual summer trip to Japan to see my in-laws and have some fun. We were gone only 8 days, which many would consider too short for so far. But we’re old hands at optimizing this … Continue reading

On Gratitude

Gratitude has been called the shortest lived emotion. I’ve seen enough in my many years to agree that statement’s pretty spot on. However, I don’t think that gratitude has a short lifespan. I still feel deeply grateful to a handful … Continue reading

TGIF: Plumbing Is Fun

Products and companies can inspire a lot of passion. It’s always nice to see consumers forge lifelong relationships with products or brands they love. But there’s another way passion can play out. In some cases, a single bad experience can … Continue reading