Recovery

Jun
10
Slow and steady wins the race even if you are so exhausted you fall on your face

Slow and steady wins the race even if you are so exhausted you fall on your face

I spent a year in the school at the agency trying to do a technology class for the kids; they just aren't into it man. It isn't even remotely interesting to them, and I can't motivate them about what I actually do for a living. Nobody wants to be the kid that got picked on in high school.
10 min read
May
21
25 Marbles

25 Marbles

Hey Brené Brown I don't expect you to necessarily see or respond to this, but I've been saying for years that I meant to tell you how much your TED talk "The Power of Vulnerability" radically altered the trajectory of my life.
11 min read
Feb
14
Union Gospel Mission claims "Housing First" doesn't work, but by which measure are their outcomes determined?

Union Gospel Mission claims "Housing First" doesn't work, but by which measure are their outcomes determined?

"Housing First" only "doesn't work" because they aren't creating communities of care which address SAMHSA'S "eight dimensions of wellness." No substance use disorder treatment modalities I'm aware of here in the US have anywhere near the success level of San Patrignano in Italy.
5 min read
Feb
06
Why can't these fast food idiots ever get it right and why are they making $15 an hour?

Why can't these fast food idiots ever get it right and why are they making $15 an hour?

When I was in early recovery after I rode a bicycle from Spokane to Seattle/Portland and northern California in 2015, the only job I was able to get when I previously had been making north of $100k as a network support engineer was as a fry cook at Zips on Third Avenue and Lincoln downtown.
10 min read
Apr
14
Gratitude - Thanks Guy Kawasaki!

Gratitude - Thanks Guy Kawasaki!

I just wrote this message to Guy Kawasaki when an entrepreneur friend of mine was discouraged about a project they were working on and I sent them this video that had a very meaningful impact on my life.
1 min read