Category: Personal

  • Waters from the Wilderness

    Today I took a trip to the Pulgas Water Temple. It’s only open on weekdays, so I stopped by for a few minutes late in the day. I took these pictures on my Canon EOS 6D with my go-to 17-40 f/4 L lens. This stone structure near Interstate 280 commemorates the completion of the Hetch […]

  • Gentleman’s Ride Recap

    You can donate for 2017! Donate now. Last Sunday was an unforgettable day riding through SF and across Golden Gate. We rode united to fight male suicide and prostate cancer and had a great time doing it. Why I am asking for your support Men are dying too young. Prostate cancer kills more men than […]

  • Support male suicide prevention

    Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. I lost a coworker to suicide a couple years ago. Half a million men will commit suicide this year. Depression doesn’t discriminate. Guys, don’t “tough it out” in silence. Talk to somebody. You can always speak with somebody immediately at 1-800-273-TALK. I am partnering with The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride […]

  • New Heart, New Mind

    I used to believe I’d be remembered for my work. Not anymore. Life is about relationships with people, not bits. What’s valued is availability, truly caring for those around you, and expecting nothing in return. I’m being remembered for my love. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a […]

  • The Joy of Doing

    The secret of happiness is in knowing this: that we live by the law of expenditure. We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are. There are tides in the ocean of life, and what comes in depends on what goes out. The currents flow inward only where there is an […]

  • “Sorry, your coffee isn’t an artisanal ritual.”

    Marco Arment writes about coffee lovers who look down upon Keurig K-Cups: We’re the ones who keep creating, replacing, Kickstarting, and spending top dollar on ever-more-specialized equipment, even when it differs from established products only in arbitrary or purely decorative ways that have no discernable effect on the actual coffee (except maybe prolonging the process […]

  • The Invention of the AeroPress

    Zachary Crockett at Priceonomics brings us the story of Alen Alder’s company Aerobie and how a toy manufacturer started making coffee makers. The AeroPress was conceived at Alan Adler’s dinner table. The company was having a team meal, when the wife of Aerobie’s sales manager posed a question: “What do you guys do when you […]

  • Placebo-philes

    Robert McGinley Myers: For me it started with a simple search for better headphones. I think I typed “best headphones under $50” into Google, and what came back was a series of lists, like this one or this one, ranking the best headphones at a series of price ranges. I settled on a pair pretty […]

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