Summer Coming to a Close

The weather finally decided to cooperate last weekend where I could get outside and take a machete to the lawn. It had been three weeks since I’d been able to mow our half-acre, and had I had a hay baler, I probably could have made some extra money selling the output to local farmers. The … [Read more…]

The Busiest Three Weeks So Far

To call the last three or four weeks a whirlwind would be an understatement. After playing the role of stay-at-home dad for the past four years, I had forgotten what it was like to work full time in an office environment, rather than working in my home office when the girls are napping, after dinner … [Read more…]

How I Wound Up in the Iowa Startup Accelerator

To say the last 10 days have been eventful would be an understatement. For those reading this that don’t already know, I am participating in the 2016 cohort of the Iowa Startup Accelerator. I hadn’t said anything about it in the last couple of posts not because I was applying for any startup I’m building, … [Read more…]

Playing Catch Up

The scourge of DeathPlague9000 has finally left our house after nearly 3 weeks of misery. As I mentioned before, I was the last person in the house to get it, and not only did that virus knock me out for 5 solid days, but I managed to get a nasty case of conjunctivitis on top … [Read more…]


Over the past three weeks, my house has been inundated with what we are referring to as “DeathPlague9000™”, some versions of which come with a healthy case of conjunctivitis. I was the last one in the house to acquire DeathPlague9000™, and boy, did I get it. I even got the fun version with conjunctivitis, or … [Read more…]

A Lull in Events, But Not in Activity

It’s been a calm couple of weeks around the Oasis. We’ve finished out the last of the activities related to preschool and dance class, with the final recital this past Sunday. The weather has turned from someone chilly and gray to heat and humidity that we don’t usually see until the middle of August. Just … [Read more…]