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No Smoking.

So, I quit smoking about a month ago. I didn’t do it on purpose. Back in April I finally caved in and scheduled surgery to remove a rotten wisdom tooth that I had been ignoring for about a year. It took 5 minutes. No kidding… 5 minutes to extract a wisdom tooth I’ve been stressing about for nearly a year. …

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Dealing With Crappy Days

Hey guys… You ever just have one of those days? The sort of day where literally EVERYTHING goes wrong? I’m having one of those WEEKS. Emergency replacement of all the tires on my JEEP. Last minute meeting cancellations. Arguments with my wife. The list goes on and on… It almost feels like the the universe is conspiring against me! All …

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YouTube Money Brands

I was peeking around YouTube today. Specifically, I was checking out the most subscribed channels of all time: http://www.youtube.com/channels?g=0&s=ms&t=a You may or may not know this, but when you start to get a ton of subscribers, and tons of “views” on your videos… YouTube will happily make you a paid content provider. They will pay you to simply continue to …

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The Wheels On The Bike Go ‘Round And ‘Round…

I’ve been riding my bike a lot lately. So much so that you could probably call me a bike-fanatic. I am to the point where I am cycling up to 20 miles a day. Why do I tell you this? Well, for a couple reasons. Since I’m interested in biking, I signed up for some websites where I could interact …

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Is Fear Stopping You From Succeeding?

My son was bitten by a poisonous spider this week. He’s only 5 years old, and since he’s so small we have been to the doctor twice already to have it lanced, cleaned, and tested… And he is on several antibiotics to stem the infection. He is going to be fine, and I’m sure you don’t REALLY need to know …

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Leaving Las Vegas

Hey guys:) So a couple days ago I was sitting in the airport, leaving Las Vegas. Watching flights zoom down the runway with people playing slots ten feet away. Crazy. I was out there for JVAlert, which was totally amazing. I got to spend time with friends like Ken McArthur, Harris Fellman, and others… And also made connections with Mari …

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Elbe, Washington (Population = 21)

Erik here, and as I write this I am sitting on a parked train… somewhere near the top of Mt. Rainier outside Elbe, Washington. It’s cold and grey, spitting rain… And we’re in the middle of NOWHERE. According to the last census there were only 21 brave souls who live here… and none of them are around. The train left …

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Be Thankful.

Did you know that on September 11th, 2004 my family and I survived a direct hit from a Category 5 Hurricane? Probably not. It’s something that I don’t much talk about anymore… but we did. We were living in the Cayman Islands at the time, and the storm was called Ivan. It was a direct hit. Winds were clocked at …