Graze: Raspberry & Coconut Muffin

Hmmm – this has “vits & mins” … sounds healthy. It’s basically a deconstructed muffin. I don’t mean deconstructed because my two year old daughter tore it apart instead of eating the $4 muffin we just bought her at Starbucks; or the deconstructed lasagna my sister suggested I make because … well … who doesn’t




Graze: Summer Berry Flapjack

The summer berry flapjack: rustic rolled oat flapjack with berry-infused cranberries. I’m sorry, did I read that right? – berry-infused cranberries – What in the hell is a berry-infused cranberry? I asked around and got this gem-of-a-quote from co-worker and Grazee-pusher (how do you think I got my free box), Joel Ward: It’s the turducken




Graze: Morning Energizer

I don’t hate this I’m trying Graze. It’s silly, but the first box was free, so why not. I just need to cancel the second one before I … wait … this wasn’t awful. Wasn’t Awful? It had chewy, semi-dried cherries and pears. You don’t eat cherries. Or pears. Or semi-dried fruit! But really, it




Losing ain’t so bad!

Today I paid for the first month of the DietBet 10. I’ll do my weigh-in today, with a goal of losing 34lbs in 5 months and at least holding that number for the sixth month. I’m nervous, and I’m putting my money down. It’s not a huge investment, but the payout would be nice, and




How Social Tools help Employees engage “Experts”

Throughout my career I have seen organizations, especially large ones, struggle helping their employees identify the right person with the right information in a timely manner. In a flexible workplace it is often even harder to find which geographically disparate employee has the knowledge you are looking for. It is the organization’s responsibility to provide employees




Risk, Failure, and Innovation

I’m neither an expert in risk or innovation. I’ve experienced my share of both, but at 33 years I can hardly say I’ve experienced more than most. Lately, I’ve noticed a lot of risk aversion; a lot of people wanting great success (Yakshemash!) but a lot less willing take risks to get there. However, common



Dell XPS 12 Convertible “Work Productivity Tool”

In February of 2013 I received an excellent little … work productivity tool: the Dell XPS 12, Convertible Tablet with Windows 8. I know it’ll be hard, but please hold your applause until the end! In short, I love this thing. I wish I had more opportunity to use it because, the things I don’t




American Farmers say they “Feed the World” – but SHOULD they?

On my way to work this morning, after dropping Mache off because she insists on listening to First Wave – thank god for XM Radio –  I heard a story on American farming and how they “feed the world”. If you weren’t listening to NPR at the same time as me it can be found




To E.R. is human

Yesterday, Mache went to a Super Hero party. Yes, we dressed our little beauty as the Lord of the Sith and took her to attend a Super Hero party Our daughter, it seems, took her role seriousy though and the method actress she is, she thought she’d work at sound like Darth Vadar as well.




Andromache and the Not-Quite-Disastrous Diaper

That clever little devil. This morning as I tried to sneak across the creak-bound wood floor to go back downstairs to make coffee I heard my darling daughter, restless in the bedroom as I walked up to the door. I stopped and listened but no major noises – just the stiring of “soon, father, soon