Keep the Streak

Probably my single hardest post to get out in 7 years of regular blogging. Someday I'll be proud of this one.


The Brain is a Harsh Master

I've been dealing with pretty bad health the last three weeks and it's made me realize just how much my mind demands of my body. I've also been wrestling through a lot of pretty intense and stressful stuff on the mental side. Startups are like that. When my health is sub-par, my brain has to work a…


Big Changes!

I couldn't be more excited to announce a new CEO for Praxis. Read the announcement here.


A Few Minutes of WiFi

I'm flying my family back to Charleston, SC from San Francisco. Yes, traveling with four kids is pretty crazy. I've got a few minutes of WiFi left and a small window with kids sleeping or occupied. Trying to keep current on Slack and emails so tomorrow isn't too crazy! Decided to pop into my…


Health Haiku

Heard of a saint who Called his body "brother ass" Right now I relate


Some Things About San Francisco

We've been spending the summer in San Francisco (or as rich people would say, "summering"). Here's a few assorted observations: 1. There are almost no children here. 2. There are tons of dogs and no one cleans up after them. But the dogs never bark. 3. The only old people here are either homeless…


Rituals

I've come to appreciate rituals more. I have never been sentimental or cared much for ritual or tradition. And I still do less than the average person. But as I've gotten older, I have come to appreciate life transitions more and understand the profound mental struggle that can come with it. I have…


Be More Radical

I'm a pretty radical guy. I'm comfortable having ideas that a lot of people disagree with. Still, I sometimes find myself slowly slipping into trying to build stuff everyone likes. This is dangerous. If it's not polarizing, it's not transformational. If nobody misunderstands or dislikes it, it's…


Meeting Days

Calls and meetings are so weirdly draining. If I have more than one call or meeting in a day, I might as well have 10. Especially if the day starts with one. There's a "talk mode" that gets activated with meetings, and it takes about 20 minutes before the meeting to get into it, and it lasts about…


Work is Better for Kids than School

Child labor laws sound sensible but they are not. Places poor enough to need children to work will have child labor whether governments ban it or not. If banned, it will be unenforceable if it's widespread, or if enforced, will drive child labor to far worse activities than if it were legal.…