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Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!

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It gives me great pleasure to announce the launch of a new venture (along with my good friend Glen of LifeDev.net), the LifeRemix blog network. Glen and I have hand-selected what we feel are the best and most well-written blogs around. They all deal with the notion of making life a little better (in one […]

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Since starting this little blog about 7 months ago, I’ve learned quite a bit about what makes a good blog (and what doesn’t). My reader base has grown a great deal lately, something I’m thrilled to death about. Now, I’m looking to take this thing to the next level – which is where you come […]

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Just a quick one, personal in nature… This past Monday (June 24) at 8:03pm, my lovely wife gave birth to a 9lb, 1oz behemoth of a baby girl named Eleanora Joseph (but you can call her Nora). Here’s one of her and I: You can see a bunch more pictures here. Oh, and a special […]

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So, since I’m feeling particularly altruistic and sappy, I’m going to hook you guys up (and this is aimed specifically at all of the entrepreneurial bloggers out there)… I’ve decided to remove the “nofollow” attribute from all links the comments. If you don’t know what this means, here’s a 2-sentence synopsis: Basically, any link that […]

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As I’ve been wandering down the merry path of the GTD/Productivity blogosphere, I’ve made a few friends along the way. One such person is a fellow named Glen who happens to run the uber-awesome LifeDev.net productivity blog (and I’m sure all of you are already subscribers). Glen and I have plans to collaborate on several […]

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Good day, friends. Just a couple quick announcements, then you can get back to work: I’ve recently accepted a “guest blogger” spot over at lifehack.org. I’ll be writing there once per week, posted whenever Leon feels it’s appropriate. Since lifehack and CW cover similar topics, I think you folks might enjoy it (provided you enjoy […]

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Just wanted to drop a quick warning that I plan on reworking certain elements of the site, including the theme. If you happen to visit and it looks nothing like you’re used to, please understand that it’s a work in progress Thanks, and have a great weekend!

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Twitter. Oh, Twitter. You enticed me with your bubbly logo and simple interface. You wined and dined me with your promises of increased communication and the constant knowledge of the whereabouts and doings of my friends and cohorts. You took the Internet by storm and made us all believe you were the next plateau in […]

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Well, it’s been a rocking week for my little blog over the last week or so. Here’s a quick rundown: I’m happy to announce that I’ve joined the Getting Things Done Feedburner Network. The roster has grown to 18 blogs as I write this, giving the GTD kids a single point of entry for some […]

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