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A Close Call

We hiked in under perfect blue skies. South Six Shooter stands like a pillar atop a shrouded altarpiece, rising up from the desert to the heavens, towering above the surrounding landscape. We’re to climb the tower as a party of … Continue reading

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2013 Year In Review

My biggest accomplishment of 2013 was progress with Atlas. In the course of 2013 Sagar and I have grown Atlas from an idea into a small business. We have two awesome employees on our payroll (and group health insurance policy), … Continue reading

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North

And I’ll be up here Where the air is clear Where it feels like something is about to begin Where’s it’s all that I am, and all that I might (Some lyrics that I stole from somewhere) Observations while driving … Continue reading

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27

Tomorrow I turn 27. By 27, a lot of folks have life more or less figured: who they are, what they want to be, what life’s for, and what they’ll make of it. Married, career, kids in the waiting. Me? … Continue reading

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Everyone Loves to Hate on Microsoft

The top of my search history right now is “notepad alternative that won’t lose my shit when the power goes out.” I REALLY love Notepad–it’s simple, light-weight, and focused–except when the power goes out, and I lose all of my … Continue reading

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I Love Shitty Authors

I hold no truck with stylists. That is, of the authors I admire, few are likely to be accused of being masters of their craft. I admire John Steinbeck–who in the introduction to one of his own books admits that … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship

You can’t call yourself an entrepreneur–someone else has to call you one. You’re only an entrepreneur if you create something new and bring it to market. If you own your own business, you’re a business owner. If you open a … Continue reading

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Change Management

A small epiphany from the exceptionally mundane. When washing dishes my feet are idle but my mind is wandering. This morning I wandered into thoughts of sponge production costs and change management. I’ve been buying a certain national brand of … Continue reading

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Blind Dogs and Bullet Holes

If there’s a dog on my mind, it would have to be Izzy. She’s a six-year-old, blind Weimaraner, who is currently (and constantly) trying to climb into my lap. Kendra and I (okay, mostly Kendra) are providing a foster home … Continue reading

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Welcome to Golden

As you drive into downtown Golden, Colorado, you’re greeted by a sign which reads “Howdy Folks! Welcome to Golden.” But for me, that sign now reads “Howdy, Mark. Welcome home!” After of upwards of three years in the desert, I’ve … Continue reading

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