Pressing Pause

I’m taking a break. For the month of July. I have been publishing daily (with a few exceptions) since October of 2018. That’s a lot of words. And to be fair. I’m a little burnt out. And I have some other things I need to take care of,  At work… At home… In life… So this […]

Marc, Cars, and Trees

Today, a dumb story. Earlier this week I wrote about buying my first car, and it reminded me of the life of that car after I bought it. Of course there is the story of me getting a ticket the first day I drove the car to and from work. But that’s not today’s story. Today’s […]

Recruit vs Build

I see it all the time. It’s almost a recruiting cliche. Everybody wants to recruit or hire “producers.” Everybody wants to recruit or hire people who already have the experience. Everybody only starts coming after people once they have proved they “have what it takes.” Which is one way to do it, I mean don’t get […]

The Devil Is In The Details

“The Devil is in the details.” It’s an old cliche.  And as any cliche it is overused to the point of losing any meaning and becoming something trite that we all just say. We don’t really think about it. But the thing about cliches is there is a reason that they have become so used. And […]


Sometimes it seems like I just look up words in the dictionary and then start writing about them. I don’t. But I do often start with a single word in mind. Today that word is regret. And the thoughts I was going to share shifted in just the last few moments, so buckle up, this might […]

Perseverance vs Stubbornness

Perseverance vs. Stubbornness I am a determined person. Sometimes I persevere, and sometimes I am just plain stubborn. And there is a huge difference between the two. When we persevere we know when to pull back, we know when to regroup and get our energy back, we don’t falter in our desire, but we know our […]


There’s a thing I often tell my kids. I kind of say it to everyone to be fair. “You can choose your actions, but you cannot choose the consequences.” I chose to spill my life every day in a very public way. That was the action I chose. I did not get to choose the consequences […]

Perfection Part Five- The Future

Free. It’s a simple word that carries with it so much weight. Unfettered is another way to put it. But that of course is a less simple word. Coming to the conclusion that I have built a prison around myself has been the greatest single realization of my life. Freeing myself from my own prison will […]

Perfection Part Four- The Fall of the Representative

Dismantling. That’s what it feels like. It feels like I am systematically going through who I am and seeing what works and what doesn’t. I am parsing through 41 years of life and realizing how much of my life has not been lived on my terms. I am realizing the number of different versions of me […]