Our new clothes dryer plays music when it's finished.
Seven years ago I was awaken by a call from my mother-in-law asking "Did you see? Did you see?".
Seven years ago I was driving to work, to send everyone home, when I heard on the radio that the Twin Towers had fallen.
In those seven years, I have seen the best and worst of America.
I have seen honest debate about the future of our country, and I have seen citizens call each other traitors simply because they don't share the same politics.
I have seen America respect it's military and our dead, but I have also seen America abuse other peoples and their dead.
I have seen America unite in joy and in grief together regardless of race, gender, or politics, and yet at other times question the foundational concept of America that "All men are created equal."
America, we are a better country than this.
Our forefathers deserve a better legacy that an era of personal name calling and character assassination.
Our descendants deserve a better future than an era focused on fear.
I saw this video today and I'm with on Uncle Sam on looking forward, not back.
Here are a few videos you might find amusing.
First, here is a clip of Michele aka Scarymommy aka my wife, running in the Disneyland Half Marathon. I am very proud of her and her dedication. Remember, she broke her foot/leg back in June and still was able to run this half marathon in August. The video is by her trainer, Steve Mackel, triathlon & Chi Running coach.
Next, I'm currently on a business trip, and here is my hotel room in San Jose.
Lastly, I was on a panel at Office 2.0 last week. Here is video of the panel in which we discuss getting adoption of social media within companies. It's pretty specific stuff that goes on for an hour, but if you are into social media inside the enterprise enjoy.
Here is an excerpt from the panel on ZDNet. My mom will like it since it goes right to a question I answer.
What to if your refrigerator dies and the new fridge doesn't arrive until Friday?
Run to the store daily for more dry ice!
Yes, the fridge at Cruft Manor has died. After fixed it four times int he last ten years, we are ready for a new one, with crushed ice!
Strange as it may seem, Michele and I have never bought a refrigerator before. We've always moved to a place that already had one. The idea of a new, even temperature fridge with an ice maker is spine tingly!