Like so many in Indiana, I was sad to hear about the passing of Senator Lugar last week. Working on the Kennedy-Lugar Yes Program’s website and meeting its facilitators was one of the highlights of my career. May you rest in peace Senator. You have left behind a wonderful legacy for your country.
Winston-Salem, NC 🗺
Road tripping with the dog to North Carolina. Stopped in Ohio for a short but intense hike in Scioto Trail State Forest. 🐶 🗺
Hello California! It’s good to be back. 🗺
Having a kid has definitely increased my post-4pm coffee consumption at the office. No more coming home from work and just crashing!
It sadly looks like it’s going to be a short playoff run for the Pens this year. Isles have completely outplayed us in every part of the game this series. 🏒
Traveling to southern Oregon / northern California this week for a family wedding. Planning on driving up to Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument on our free day Thursday. Anyone been and have any travel tips? 🗺
Making an extra cup of coffee this morning after staying up late last night shooing a bat out of our bedroom!
My poor boy is sick with a 40℃ fever today. It breaks my heart seeing him not himself.
Tough week with the old house. The only steam radiator condensate line that went under our basement floor sprung a leak. Repair work around other super old piping caused subsequent leaks. Fortunately, everything is back in order now as temps have dropped below freezing again.
I love our old house and neighborhood (and being close to the center of the city) but this was an expensive week!
Today I sent out a newsletter talking about everything I’ve been working on for the last 15 months.
My little reader
First visit to Science Central! ?
Before we left Pennsylvania last summer we did a family photo session in Harrisburg to celebrate my son’s first birthday and commemorate our time in the state. I never got around to posting the photos online so I was excited to see our photographer blogged them this week. Take a look!
If you have an idea for starting a business that requires a lot of money, time, or resources, you’re mostly likely thinking too big. Your idea can be scaled down to the basics – do it now, do it on the cheap, and do it quickly – and then iterated upon. Start without automation or infrastructure or overhead. Start by helping one customer. Then another. This puts your focus on helping people immediately with what you’ve got available to you right now. Work on things like sales funnels and automation when it no longer makes sense to personalize your interactions with customers in surprising and delightful ways.
– Paul Jarvis, Company of One (pg. 22)
Another day, another Slack call, and it would seem Joel and I have started another company.