Lion in the Wild: Why Entrepreneurship is a Natural Choice

Lions In The Wild Why Entrepreneurship Is a Natural Choice For Many

One of my favorite articles is by Paul Graham, entrepreneur, investor, founder of Y Combinator. I quote it often and I wanted to give it a shout out. It’s called You Weren’t Meant to Have a Boss. Paul likens an entrepreneur to a lion in the wild. He says: “I was in Africa last year and saw a lot of … Read More

VoIP and Text for iPhone?

This article has been updated. See: I love the iPhone and just got the latest 3Gs. Heaven! Almost… When traveling I paid $60/month just to keep my number with AT&T and rarely used the number. As long as you can get connected with wifi, you should be able to use: VoIP Text What are some of the services that … Read More

Best Phone for International Travel

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Travel seamlessly around the globe by having a phone with an international plan that travels with you. Here is the best phone for international travel.

Skype versus Google Voice International Calling

Skype vs. Google Voice International Calling

One of the benefits, to me – now living back in the US, is Google Voice. US numbers only, I can call from my cell phone or landline and get low international rates: If I’m international, I can call my Skype using my Skype to Go number, then dial my Google Voice for 2 cents/minute and make international calls … Read More

Self Slavery: How the Corporate World Was Never Meant for You

I often refer to the Corporate World as intentional self slavery. We are taught to go to school and to get a “good job”.  Little boxes on the hillside full of ticky tacky.  What does that mean?  We shrug our shoulders and don’t think of the next step.  Unless someone tells us to do something, we sit still.  One of … Read More

The Perfect Time Will Never Come

One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is that things morph.  Just getting out there and doing it is the most important thing. Sitting and waiting for the perfect time… it will never come. I love this Chinese proverb: When is the best time to plant a tree?  20 years ago.  What’s the second best time?  Now. Losing fear, making … Read More

Don’t Drink the Water! Pepto Dismal

How could I forget to write about my 8+ days of bowel agony! The cause? The fish in El Salvador, I thought. It began the day after. But it wouldn’t go away. Dehydration? I drank lots of water. Then I switched to the bread, banana, and dairy diet (Yes! Ice cream!). Still a growling painful stomach ache with frequent trips … Read More

Reflection on Nicaragua Culture

I’m sitting here in Seattle, just after 8:30 pm and the sun is finally setting. I’m used to the sun setting at 5:30 pm like clockwork, and taking about 10-15 minutes to fall beneath the horizon, the weather finally cooling down from the strong heat of the day. The sun appears again around 5:30 am. The big dipper seems to appear to … Read More

Origin of Sending a Beer

The origin of Beer2Buds was in 2001 while sitting at my desk in Milwaukee. A friend from Sweden sent me a virtual beer in an email and I thought if I could only redeem that locally what a great idea that would be. What a great way to stay in touch with friends and reconnect over the feeling you had … Read More

El Tunco, El Salvador

I’ve been busy posting on,, and I thought it might be a good idea to do a quick post to summarize and point to the latest happenings on those sites. I took a spontaneous 30 hour road trip to El Salvador from Nicaragua. So here I am surfing and working in El Tunco in El Salvador, about … Read More