Aug 30 2017

God is not something you see if you are looking up

ma·ma (noun) as defined by me

  1. A title as one’s mother meaning center of the universe. As used by “I want Mama”, “Mama says”, “Your mama would know what to do”, “Where does Mama keep your medicine”, “Mama, I’m sick”
  2. Used as to describe an unstoppable force capable of greatness, whose sole purpose is keep her family safe by any means necessary, including self sacrifice.
  3. My wife, my best friend, my center of gravity. As used by “My children are my religion and my wife is the savior”.
  4. Rio Bennet Greenwald’s and Ridley Paige Greenwald’s mother.

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Mar 22 2013

Howl to the moon

Howl to the moon my girl
Scream against the wind
the earth is your playground
run it from end to end.

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Jan 2 2012

My monster of 2011 becomes desire for 2012

“I’ve created something that is now creating me” sounds like something Dr. Frankenstein would say after the chains are lowered, lightning has struck, and the monster has risen. The monster has risen, but it’s not the Mary Shelly’s version, rather 2011’s version and I’m a entrepreneur’s version of the mad scientist. Continue reading


Oct 15 2011

I don’t like change

I like to believe I’m an endurer, much like [Shackleton’s][1] ability to rescue all his men, I would like to believe I have the stamina to stay steady in times that call for it most. Continue reading


Oct 10 2011

There is no Quit in Me

I find 100% effort is always easier than anything less. I’m not going say %110 is even better, I’m being realistic, %100 is as much effort that you can put in. I hate it when motivators ask for more than that, it skews your whole thinking of the scale. Continue reading


Dec 16 2010

Anne and Bayard Russell’s Wedding Speach

The Ascension of Balance
How do you measure your relationship? Do you view upon it like a photograph.  Is the lighting to your liking, shadows full of depth, interactions candid?  Do you treat it like a climb? Is achievement in summit, drive for difficulty, constant risk vs. assessment?
Mastery is in practice. Coltrane played his scales every night.  Stephen King never left his chair. The Beatles are estimated to have played over 10,000 hours before they became great.  Zen Buddhists might say to master without mastering, or learn without learning.  I doubt they would be totally opposed to a little advice.
Take lessons from Sir Issac Newton.  Push him  when he won’t budge, block
her when she can’t stop moving.  Take thought before acting, as there is always a reaction.  She is the sun, you are the planets, this is our universe, follow the axis.
Take lessons from me.  Never plan to leave on time, there is no right answer, yes that is a new outfit, and no it is nothing like the other one, keep working, practice is marriage.
What knowledge can be imparted on us from Mr and Mrs. Russell?  We’ve known Ann and Bayard longer than we have known each other, and known Anne plus Bayard almost as long as we’ve known our relationship.  Do we know them well? We know what we’ve observed.
Start by asking, are you similar or are you different?  Have you built a house for the other to make it a home?  Have you a gun rack to find it filled at Christmas?  Have one of you long curly hair and the other not.  Look not into the meaning, just observe.  Dream of simple desires and enjoy living simply.  Share your family, share your granite, share your felines, and share your grouse.
Never stop learning, never stop practicing, and study the greats.  We recommend the laws of “Anne and Bayard Russell”, and their definition of balance.

The Ascension of Balance

How do you measure your relationship? Do you view upon it like a photograph.  Is the lighting to your liking, shadows full of depth, interactions candid?  Do you treat it like a climb? Is achievement in summit, drive for difficulty, constant risk vs. assessment?

Mastery is in practice. Coltrane played his scales every night.  Stephen King never left his chair. The Beatles are estimated to have played over 10,000 hours before they became great.  Zen Buddhists might say to master without mastering, or learn without learning.  I doubt they would be totally opposed to a little advice.

Take lessons from Sir Issac Newton.  Push him  when he won’t budge, block

her when she can’t stop moving.  Take thought before acting, as there is always a reaction.  She is the sun, you are the planets, this is our universe, follow the axis.

Take lessons from me.  Never plan to leave on time, there is no right answer, yes that is a new outfit, and no it is nothing like the other one, keep working, practice is marriage.

What knowledge can be imparted on us from Mr and Mrs. Russell?  We’ve known Ann and Bayard longer than we have known each other, and known Anne plus Bayard almost as long as we’ve known our relationship.  Do we know them well? We know what we’ve observed.

Start by asking, are you similar or are you different?  Have you built a house for the other to make it a home?  Have you a gun rack to find it filled at Christmas?  Have one of you long curly hair and the other not.  Look not into the meaning, just observe.  Dream of simple desires and enjoy living simply.  Share your family, share your granite, share your felines, and share your grouse.

Never stop learning, never stop practicing, and study the greats.  We recommend the laws of “Anne and Bayard Russell”, and their definition of balance.


Oct 20 2009

NPR- This American Life David Rakoff

Nathan, at one of the outlying tables,

his legs tangled up in the disc jockeys cables,

surveyed the room as unseen as a ghost,

while he mulled over what he might say for his toast.

Though the couple had asked him for his benediction,

seemed at odds with them parking him here by the kitchen.

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Sep 13 2009

John Godfrey Saxe’s Blind Men and the Elephant

Is very like a snake!”

The Fourth reached out an eager hand, And felt about the knee. “What most this wondrous beast is like Is mighty plain,” quoth he; ” ‘Tis clear enough the Elephant Is very like a tree!” Continue reading


Sep 13 2009

Who can’t beat Lewis Carrol

Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyreand gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. ‘Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch! Continue reading


May 23 2009

Font Bouldering Slideshow

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