Lurking In The Shadows…And Loving It

by derek on November 2, 2009 · 29 comments

It is hard to believe that this blog has been quiet for as long as it has – partly because I have been as busy as ever working on projects behind the scenes for other people and time has flown by. With my involvement in these other projects, I’ve been getting the itch to be […]


It has been a long year of hard work for both of my kids in pursuing their passions, but they are each about to pursue the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. PONY Thunder The passion that drives my oldest son is baseball and his pot of gold is the PONY baseball […]


Did You Miss Me?

by derek on June 19, 2009 · 55 comments

Wow, I cannot believe it has been roughly five months since I stepped away from the day to day activities of running multiple blogs. While I have been away, there has certainly been a lot that has transpired – some good and some not so good. The Good Before we get to the “not so […]


Speedlinking – Be Successful

by derek on January 19, 2009 · 42 comments

Ask someone if they want to be successful. No really, ask someone – I’ll wait. If the person you ask is like most people, they will look at you funny and then answer that of course they want to be successful. Now ask them what steps they are taking to be successful. Chirp…chirp…chirp. While just […]


When the calendar turned to the new year, we talked about how that signifies an opportunity to start fresh and that the possibilities are endless. Steve, our trade show displays guru, left a comment during that discussion that mentioned a quote that he was going to try and live (more) by this year: Yesterday is […]


Ho Ho Ho :: Was Santa Good To You?

by derek on December 26, 2008 · 24 comments

Christmas has come and gone for another year. The wrapping paper that was so delicately folded and taped has been shredded by eager hands – and the kids had fun too! Unlike previous years, our kids really were not asking for much of anything this year. Our oldest had asked for books (he absolutely loves […]


Two? Three? Try Seven Hours On The Road

by derek on December 17, 2008 · 49 comments

That’s right – my commute home tonight lasted a torturous seven hours from start to finish. As if that were not bad enough, just before hour seven, I realized that my windshield had a crack running nearly the entire width of the glass. At approximately hour number six, I had to make a risky escape […]


Do Lefties Have Reason To Rejoice?

by derek on July 8, 2008 · 28 comments

A few months back we discussed a number of reasons it sucks to be left handed, including things such as: Left-handed guitars are difficult to find. Have you ever gone shopping for a left-handed baseball mitt? Do you remember those small, crappy desks in school? Smudging everything that you write. Where are the lefty scissors? […]


On my recent trip to Las Vegas, I flew on Southwest Airlines. As a matter of fact, Southwest is usually my preferred choice due to the airport that I typically fly out of and my overall positive experiences. Until recently, one of my largest gripes with Southwest was their open seating arrangement where they did […]


Maybe the “Way Back Machine” isn’t quite the right term since this journey is only going to take you back one year, but I liked the sound of it. With a growing community, I realize that there are new people finding their way here on a regular basis. Due to the fact that some of […]