Hi Republican Party, Meet Karma.


I feel so sad for our country and for the people that voted for this guy. I hope they learn something. The Republican leadership has consistently pulled their entire organization toward crazy town. Real conservatives who have good ideas and want to build a better country are crying in the corner while the rest of their party screams about who is using what bathroom :(. It is super frustrating.

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My Review Of The Snoo Cirb!


What is the Snoo crib?
It is the BEST thing we bought for little Calico. It is a “smart” crib that gently rocks the baby, plays white noise, and keeps them secured and sleeping on their back in a swaddle. What else? If they cry or wake up it uses the happiest baby method to gently rock them more and increase the noise until they go back to sleep. And, as that happens it goes back to the base setting (plus it notifies you if they are still crying after x minutes(

Calico slept so much in this thing. He usually got a block of 6 to 7 hours, plus another 3 to 4. And, sometimes a full 10 to 12 hours. This thing is worth its weight in gold.

It is brand new as a product, our first one had some squeaking after 2 months and they replaced it no questions asked. Made by the Happiest Baby doctor and a bunch of MIT engineers. Comes with phone app too.

What does it look like?

Video of it in action?

It is expensive, but when broken down over 6 months it is worth it for the SLEEP. You will not be sorry. I wish they made one for adults :).

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36 Years Old Today! :)


Today I am turning 36 years old. How does it feel? I feel so wise :). I wouldn’t want to be any other age. Physically it would nice to be in my mid-twenties, but I also have such a better handle on how to take care of my body/health.

I started this blog in Septemper 2008 when I was 27 years old… so this blog is almost 9 years old. That blows my mind, and I am very glad I stuck with it. Having a journal is nice, especially since WP lets you do both public and private posts.

My mom said it was a super introvert birthday :), as I went out to eat with Lindsey for breakfast and am planning on playing some video games, go the bookstore, and go to a movie after that. And, tomorrow we are doing a small family hike :).

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I am taking part in a new program co-founded by my good friend Cory, it is called ZenTribes and it brings together entrepreneurs for an 8 week program to talk about how to tackle some of the stresses and demands that life brings. We meet once a week for a few hours over video conference and I am pretty excited to be taking part. Dr. Sherry Walling is the other half of the program, and she has an AMAZING podcast called ZenFounder which is a fantastic resource for an entrepreneur and his spouse. I’ll write some more as I finish it up in 7 weeks :)

I recommend reading this post where Cory outlines how entrepreneurial groups have helped him (and his thoughts are spot on for my experiences in EO/Vistage). And, check out the ZenTribes FAQ here or the podcast here where they talk about why they created it.

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Strasbourg France: Snails, Wine, and Sun!


For the last month, we have been living in Strasbourg France and having a blast. Lindsey and I wanted to travel with Calico and had this planned for some time as our first big trip.

What was it like traveling with a 5-month-old?
Not too bad! Jet lag and sleep regression were TOUGH, but the rest was great. I think the best thing is we did not have much that was scheduled, we just flowed with things. The only time he got fussy was when we had to put him in a car seat when he was really hungry a few times. Calico is so curious about everything it was fun just to have him sit in the stroller and watch everything. Very rewarding :).

This picture might sum up Lindsey’s feelings when Calico was really squirmy after Lindsey had been up every hour from 1.30am to 5.30am and then we had to catch a train… The sleep regression sucked for Lindsey, esp with him feeding so much at night. I take him most mornings around 6.30am when he wakes up to give her some more rest and sleep in. We are going to work to stop that pattern now that we are home a bit more. It is a good thing he is so cute :).

What did we get up too?
Rose and Steve visited and we had a blast!!! So much good food and catching up :). They also scored Calico a sweet leprechaun onesie…

Corrin visited + Wine & Food & History Tours!
Corrin just graduated HS, and we had him over for 10 days. Lindsey took him on some little trips and then we all spent 2 days with a history, wine, and food tour. Our tour guide was great and really knew her wine.

WW1 Battlefield
I am really glad I was not around for that war, what a clusterfuck.

I also got the chance to take Corrin and family to Freiburg Germany in the Black Forrest. I lived there for a few months a few years back and the trail network was amazing. It was good to see it and I hope to be back one day with a bike. We got this family shot at some point there :).

What did I get up too?
I found out I LOVE snails. I think I could eat a plate of 12 along with some bread every day :)

I ended my job at Pressed in early June, and it was really nice to have a vacation where I didn’t have to work or be on call. I think this is the first vacation in 10+ years where I have not been on some form of on call. I read 30+ books over the month, and took Calico all over the city. I think we easily walked 3 to 7 miles a day. I also took a break from my strict Paleo AIP diet which was nice (i ate some really good food).

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This is bwb’s personal blog, so he can share his thoughts with the world, however scary or silly they might be. Plus family and friends can track what I am up to, and where I am in the world.

I am pretty simple. I love Mangos. I love the ocean (although mostly at sunset, as I’m a ginger). I love to travel, eat exotic food, do long bike rides, read, and use my imagination. At some point, I decided it was better to be a pirate captain than an admiral. I am a globalist and see the entire world as my responsibility and playground. And I am married to an amazing woman who makes life even more fun :)! And we are now the proud parents of Calico Jack :).