Thanks to good friends, we had a wonderful long Memorial Day weekend at the Dean and DeLuca Invitational, held at The Colonial in Fort Worth. There’s nothing like mandated quiet, lovely (but hot) weather, whispered conversations and lots of fresh air to help you relax.
My time in Leadership North Texas Class 8 wrapped up in mid-May with a trip to the Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth. While it was a long-haul from Plano, it was a cool place to explore. My favorite stop? The Air Traffic Control tower. The work the controllers do is just as cool as […]
TEDxPlano 2017 was phenomenal. More speakers than ever. More attendees than ever (sold out house!). All in all, an incredibly satisfying evening. This year we’ve started a new initiative: The TEDxPlanoSalon series. These small groups curate the attendees rather than speakers. With a specified topic, the attendees debate and create their own […]
Work has been rocking this spring – both in workload and literally with music. First, Toyota Texas Music Revolution: Then Kevin Fowler downtown. This job is probably the most fun I’ve ever had.
Finally got around to taking a painting class. To get it done required girlfriends and wine. That’s not a bad thing, in my mind. Anyway, we celebrated Cathy’s birthday by being artsy. She’s artsy, so this fit. My goal was to paint this: This was my finished product. Not quite the same, but not horrible. […]
Let’s just put this out there: Getting older sucks in some ways. Just as you’ve dug into new levels of self-confidence and self-awareness, along comes crud like biology and the inevitability of age. For me, it’s eyesight. I struggled with horrible blind-as-a-bat eyesight for years. Then I had lasik eye surgery in 1998 and everything […]
Well – it wasn’t quite what we had in mind for a bartending class, but Kelly and I did attend a class and it was touted as a bartending class. That’s got to count for something. We did learn the principles of cocktail making – including when to shake versus stir. Apparently there’s a little […]
This is a very long overdue update on my TED Summit 2016 experience. As a TEDx organizer and a watcher of online TED Talks, I had some idea in mind of what a TED in-person experience would be like. Yet at the same time, I had absolutely no expectations. After all, how can you possibly […]