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My Take on Conspiracy Theories

I honestly have a hard time believing in conspiracy theories – political, corporate, secret societies, media-related, whatever. Maybe it’s because for a year, my video game writing job was to research conspiracy theories (as potential plot for story arcs), and during that year, I saw many, many crazy people with “beliefs” launch websites that later [...]

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A Tribute to the Under Appreciated

We live in a fear culture, and as a result of that fear culture, we’ve become mistrustful.  We want to think that no one acts in our interest but ourselves or worse, that they are doing things to intentionally harm us.  Not only is this mentality narrow-minded, it’s sad because we belittle the very people [...]

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My Plan for the Long Weekend

Long weekends are difficult to plan.  On one hand, there’s a bunch of business-related stuff to get done.  On the other, my family and I deserve a break to spend time together.  So why not split the difference?  Here’s my plan for Memorial Day weekend (in no particular order):

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Be a Jack of All Trades

If you're smart, you will learn how to do one thing and do it well.

I remember sitting in my college statistics class and the professor giving this advice, “If you’re smart, you will learn how to do one thing and do it well.” The reason this quote sticks out for me is how often I heard it during my youth.  Becoming an expert at one thing is what college [...]

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40 Years in 4 Minutes

Today is my birthday, and instead of posting about teamwork and project management, instead I ask you to call someone you love and tell them how much you care.  That would be a great birthday present indeed. And for further inspiration to connect with your loved ones, here’s a video I made for my family [...]

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The Cost of Not Trying

The price of failure might seem high. But consider the cost of not trying: You will not become better than who you are today. You cannot learn new things. You will not discover new things about yourselves. You will not discover new things about others. You lose touch with the cutting edge. Any dissatisfaction you [...]

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Donate to the Red Cross for Japan

By now, you’ve probably seen footage from the Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan last week.  Japan holds a special place in my heart because I spent 2.5 years there, as a student and as an English teacher. A few of my former students and I giving the ol’ V sign. I don’t [...]

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Passion vs. Responsibility

I recently wrote an article on the Change Blog about how to explore careers without quitting your day job.  A poster named “Contrarian” started an interesting conversation about what it means to follow your passion.  Although we both agree that there is little risk in exploring a new career, we disagree how much risk it [...]

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We’re Heading to BlogWorld!

Fellowstream is headquartered in Las Vegas due to circumstance.  My video game job brought me here, and it turns out starting a business in Nevada is fairly easy.  Besides the obvious entertainment value, though, Las Vegas has the perk of hosting a veritable ton of conferences every year. BlogWorld, here we come! Sean Connery will [...]

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The Way the World Works

If the world worked the way I’ve been told it works, then: My dyslexia would have stonewalled my ability to learn. My best years would have occurred in high school. I wouldn’t be able to handle the pressure of the ‘real world.’ I’d never be much more than a housewife. I’d be living back in [...]

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