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Drop the Bat; Run to First (Lessons From a T-Ball Coach)

A few years ago, I wanted to introduce my oldest son to sports. He was probably four at the time, and after playing catch with him in the backyard during the early spring, I discovered he had a knack for both hitting and throwing a baseball. He was still pretty young, so I figured finding […]

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Lessons From the Darkroom

I like photography a lot, and always have. I’ve always appreciated a well-done photograph and have devoted a few years of my life to learning how to compose, create, and finish a photograph just the way I want it. When I was a student at Pikes Peak Community College, almost all my time was spent […]

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“Would You Like To Drive Home In A Ford Today?”

About seven years ago, right after my wife and I were married, we went on our very first shopping trip as a married couple, to furnish our brand new apartment. We bought all the essentials, like a broom, a doormat, a coffeemaker, toilet paper, sugar, and other things you never think of until you move […]

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City Councilman Tim Leigh

Nearly everybody in Colorado Springs has, at one time or another, heard of Tim Leigh. And if you’ve heard of Tim Leigh, it wasn’t just once. You’ve heard about him many, many times. He’s a Colorado Springs City Councilman (at-large), and with all the attention he gets, you may not believe that he’s actually one […]

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Lessons From a Customer

A few years ago, I met with a customer who was an older gentleman in the roadbase and paving industry. I was asking him my standard questions before coming up with a proposal for a new website. I started asked things like “Do you have any social media accounts? Do you do any offline advertising? […]

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Blank Canvas Syndrome

Something I’ve noticed over the years is that being creative isn’t necessarily difficult for me, but starting a creative project is. It’s the hardest part. There’s nothing more intimidating while creating than viewing a blank page or canvas. (My experience has mainly been with pixels and not paint, so my exposure to “blank canvas syndrome” […]