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Frustrated? Isolate Your Problem

If you rewind the clock twenty years or so, back before I had kids and got into marketing… I was a fairly successful artist. I was selling commissioned paintings before I even graduated with my BFA, and by the time I was 25 I had solo shows in Hollywood and a bunch of other places. Then, life got in the …

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The Foodie Chronicles: Making A Proper Lamb Vindaloo

I used to make ghetto-ass Indian food by throwing a bunch of lamb, butter, tomatoes, and turmeric into a pot and letting it cook for awhile. It wasn’t until Carlos had us over for dinner and blew my mind that it dawned on me: A good curry is made like a good gumbo. It requires layers of flavors that simmer …

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The Foodie Chronicles: Making Turkey Gumbo

Every year we take our leftover turkey and make sandwiches on the Friday after Thanksgiving… Then that weekend, we take our leftover leftovers and make a turkey gumbo. We got busy last weekend so we pushed the gumbo till this evening… But a cold front moved through SouthWest Florida today and the temperature dropped like a stone, so tonight’s the …

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Interview With My Rat-bag Teenage Daughter

Introducing my rat-bag teenage daughter, Rowan. She’s one of the most amazing things in my life, and I lead a pretty amazing and interesting life, so that’s saying something! Watch more videos like this in my Opportunity Engineering FB group.

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The Boobs And Brains Behind My Business

Meet my beautiful wife Wendy, the brains (and the boobs) behind our company. I couldn’t do what I do without her and I’m grateful that we’ve worked through the tough times and grown together as a couple ? Watch more videos like this in my Opportunity Engineering FB group!

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Rules For Dating My Daughter (Updated For 2016)

This photo is been shared with me a couple of times on Facebook¬†now… And since my daughter is beautiful I often hear things like this¬†from people in my real life, as well. The problem is that I disagree with every single item on this list. In my experience, I’ve found that the more of a protective, angry shit-head I am, …

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How To NOT Get Scammed In Paris

In Paris, the hustle is always on. From the pickpockets on the subway to the trinket peddlers at the Eiffel Tower… This is a city that knows how to spot a mark. Yesterday, Evan and I were tired, cold, and hungry after walking the streets in the rain for three hours… So we decided to stop at a pizza place …

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Selling Timeshare And Real Estate

In a previous life, I helped a giant timeshare company make a shitload of money. I did it mostly by engineering opportunities, which is what I still do to this day. This company (let’s call them “Twisted Palms” for the purposes of this conversation) had been in business for years selling oceanfront timeshare units. They had recently promoted the head …