Long time, no blog. No more.

I've been busy since the new year.

Recap of latest 9 month chapter:

Loving Chicago with my wife.

Replacing 'want, need, more' with 'thank you'. Feel much better.

Closed biz. More on that soon.

Started new gig @ cars.com. More on that soon.

Digging into code much more. Yep, I'd better have something soon.

Working out much more. Setting bigger goals.

Went to Canadian wilderness with family. Didn't want to leave.

All in all, a bunch of 1st world problems, losses and victories. I'm lucky to know great people.

Back in a few with a lot of takes...until then, a great quote that Mel likes:

β€œIt is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

*Backstory to the pic: Muir invited Teddy to see Yosemite Valley in 1913. Teddy ditched his personal guard and escaped into the wilderness with just Muir for 3 days, camping under the stars. It was there that Muir convinced Teddy to save Yosemite and it eventually became a national park. Couldn't see it possible for any world leader to do something like that today.