How I Got Out of My Anti-Social Bubble (and How You Can Too)

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Back when I lived in Chicago, I felt like I was at the center of the universe. I was working for a huge dot-com company and attended all the conferences I could. I met many people with many backgrounds. I couldn’t get on the ‘L’ train without running into somebody I knew.

In 2006 I moved to Sioux Falls and lost the ability to easily attend conferences and build relationships. Sioux Falls doesn’t exactly have the tech community Chicago does. As a result, I started  focusing  more on  building relationships online through Twitter and Facebook. I spent many  of the past few years alone in my office cranking out  content while tweeting my thoughts on the weather and how excellent my gluten-free meal tasted today.

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I Miss Shopping at The Record Store

Yeah yeah, it’s another post that makes me sound old. But, I miss the way shopping for music was in the old days Today, I decided to break out a few of my old CDs and rip them to my computer. While I was holding the original Foo Fighters album, I noticed a CD Warehouse … Read more

Exercise Through Doing Chores

I recently had to admit to myself that I haven’t been as active as I once was. Playing baseball really kept me in shape and when I stopped playing, I started gaining a bit of weight. I had a gym membership but I quickly realized it wasn’t for me. The idea of paying $20 a … Read more

“You Shouldn’t Have Posted That On Facebook!”

Have you ever been told “You shouldn’t have posted that on Facebook.”? Did you not understand why somebody would think what you posted was inappropriate? Welcome to the fight between those who are connected and those who aren’t. In this fight, there are those who adapt with technology, and those who get left behind. If … Read more