#CouchWorthy: Brené Brown: The Call to Courage

You know the thing is I’ve slowly and intuitively figured out a lot of what Brené Brown is saying just from my interactions with people especially in business. She just has the research to back it up and prove it.

That’s the beauty of listening to your gut…you know something to be true; you just can’t explain it.

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To That 1 Nerd in Alabama

A happy Tool Time Salute to Alabama!

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Gathering Ocean Natives

Earlier tonight I was talking to this cute girl (not like that unfortunately but I enjoyed making her laugh…I was getting better at it which is an encouraging sign the first time you start doing something) and in between laughs we were talking about The Ocean.

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Tea for Chapter Two

Nothing like a snowy winter Friday night to reflect on what you’ve lost…and what you’ve gained; with the closing of Pacific Junction Hotel bar and Girth Radio.

I know I give a lot of credit to the bar and it was indeed our secret weapon; it was how I was able to have fish and chips with Maestro Fresh Wes…which was cool and fun. I never thought I’d get to do stuff like that. How could I?

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Polar Vortex Is A Sign Hell Has Frozen Over

There’s a polar bear outside my office window and they ain’t shooting Coke Christmas commercials: Hit-Girl’s cold assessment of the weather is accurate…

(Art by Eduardo Risso from (ironically) Hit-Girl In Canada)


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My Pal Sammy Episode 4: The First…And The Last

Every Christmas break I pantlessly sit and watch and absorb a lot of pop culture (books, comic books, tv shows and movies) and then I have tea and I think a lot and I write a lot so this time I’m recording a handful of My Pal Sammy episodes; this is my Captain’s Log…a record of some of the pop culture I’ve been consuming and some of the stuff I’ve been thinking about over my 2018 Christmas Break.

Listen here or click on the handy dandy download link.

Tonight…January 1st, 2019 shortly after midnight and as I sip my English Breakfast tea I’m thinking about The First and The Last.

Girth Radio

My Summer Lair featuring Dave Brown (Microsoft)

The First (a Hulu show)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

University of California at Irvine

Gratitude Is Sexy

One Correction: I was half-right about Muhammad Ali he didn’t go to jail but he did lose prime fighting years. According to Wikipedia:

“In March 1966, Ali refused to be inducted into the armed forces. He was systematically denied a boxing license in every state and stripped of his passport. As a result, he did not fight from March 1967 to October 1970—from ages 25 to almost 29—as his case worked its way through the appeals process before his conviction was overturned in 1971. During this time of inactivity, as opposition to the Vietnam War began to grow and Ali’s stance gained sympathy, he spoke at colleges across the nation, criticizing the Vietnam War and advocating African American pride and racial justice.”



Gratitude Is Sexy

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Leaving Is Believing

Do you want the mashed potatoes or the asparagus?

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A Bloodbath of Feelings

Can I get personal for a moment? Typically I share feelings face to face not in this space.

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The Pleasure of Pixels

Leaving high school makes it difficult to pass notes to a girl you fancy. You can’t approach a cute lass in the supermarket with a note that says: WANNA GO TO THE SPRING FLING? above a Yes checkbox and a No checkbox. It…doesn’t work.

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