Monthly Archives: August 2017


Aug

30

2017
Cool Haircuts

Cool Haircuts

It’s hot here in Penasco. On Monday the temperature reached 100 degrees with 70 percent humidity. Right next to the water it’s probably closer to 90 and the sea breeze is taking a little of the edge off the sweltering heat. Oh, and our AC isn’t working. We’ve known that we’ve been running on borrowed time with the AC since we bought the condo 3...

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Aug

28

2017
Thoughts on Home

Thoughts on Home

As I was driving back to Mexico yesterday that Philip Phillips song “Home” came up on No Shoes Radio. Now normally, I’m not a fan of people who’s name is really just 2 first names–they always seem phony to me. Especially when they have the same first name and last name. Think Doug E Doug or Marky Mark (PRE-movie star days–Mark Wahlberg is the shit...

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Aug

25

2017
The Dog Days of August

The Dog Days of August

The saying goes that as you get older, time seems to move much more quickly. I find that particularly interesting because now that I live in Mexico, my days have less stuff crammed in them. I’m doing the same amount of work I did a few years ago, but for some reason the physical passage of time to do that work seems to move much...

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Aug

16

2017
On the water in San Diego…

On the water in San Diego…

I’m excited to share that I’ve got some actual boat related news on this boat-related blog. Over the weekend, Sheryl and I visited San Diego for 2 reasons. First, and most importantly, our dear friend Kathleen had her first anniversary of her 39th birthday that included an afternoon of sailing in San Diego bay and a Bollywood themed party complete with authentic garb, Indian food,...

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Aug

05

2017
If you couldn't live like JB--you can at least retire like him...

A Pirate Looks at 37….

This time of the month many of us are spending our first-of-the-month paychecks on bills, groceries, home repairs, and other “life things.”  It’s no different down here on the beach. The bills come and go–just some are in pesos, not dollars. We watch our accounts go up and down just like everybody else. Life in “paradise” has the same challenges and experiences as it does...

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Aug

04

2017
You should complain about work "where everybody knows your name"

The Golden Rule

If there is one Golden Rule in business, it’s “do what you say you’re going to do.”  This simple mantra has seen me through every conflict I’ve had at work–whether they were with my bosses, my customers, or my direct reports. This is a rule we’re supposed to learn in elementary school. For me, it was losing my TV privileges (no Transformers!) when I forgot...

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Aug

01

2017
Real tortillas look like this.

Fresh Tortillas

After my conference calls this morning I was ready for a break. The role of a modern software project manager seems to be “Apologizer in Chief” and today I got to do so with 3 of my customers. What was particularly frustrating was that these issues were my company’s own doing. Two of my consultants forgot to tell me (and the customer) that they were...

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