Anything Worth Doing is Worth Doing Badly

Mr. DAPs - Chicago

Over the weekend I attended a conference in Chicago, Illinois with a company I have been working with for over a decade. Though the years I have met some fascinating people and had some incredible conversations. This weekend was no exception. One phrase is sticking out to me throughout the weekend though. A guy named … Read more Anything Worth Doing is Worth Doing Badly

Andrew Petersen – A Man Who Knew How to Live and Live Positively

Andrew Petersen

Being negative only leads to negative results. Focusing on the positive will lead to positive outcomes. – Andrew Petersen I have been frequenting Disneyland regularly for a very long time. Through the years I have been privileged to experience some incredible experiences. I’ve also had the chance to meet some absolutely amazing people. One of … Read more Andrew Petersen – A Man Who Knew How to Live and Live Positively

Caruso’s Tuscan Cuisine Brings Delicious Food, Friendship, and Family Together in Capitola, CA

Caruso's Tuscan Cuisine - Bruschetta Classica

One of my favorite places to visit is the region surrounding Santa Cruz, CA. There are some absolutely beautiful places to visit nearby, some more obvious than others. There are also some fun, and delicious, places to eat. While I’m not food critic, I do know when things are good or bad. I also know … Read more Caruso’s Tuscan Cuisine Brings Delicious Food, Friendship, and Family Together in Capitola, CA

Building a Bridge and a New Engine for Mr. DAPs’ Railway

Something that has always seemed like it would be a lot of fun is having a bridge on Mr. DAPs’ Railway. The exactly location and look for this bridge has been up for debate until recently it was settled by the project I’m about to share. What was known was that a bridge would be … Read more Building a Bridge and a New Engine for Mr. DAPs’ Railway

Heading Home from Haiti

Sunday was our final day in Haiti. Seeing that it was the final day, it made sense to make get the most out of it. That means getting up early to take pictures of the sunrise and then cramming as much into the day before we can make the trek to the airport for the … Read more Heading Home from Haiti

Bringing Christmas to Haiti

It is hard to believe that a day could be more exhausting than yesterday but I think it might have happened. While today was not as physically exhausting, it definitely was emotionally. Although it was emotionally exhausting, it wasn’t in a bad way. It was an emotional journey that I imagine will stick with everyone … Read more Bringing Christmas to Haiti

A Hot Day in Haut-Limbe, Haiti

Today seemed to be warmer than yesterday. I’m not sure if it really was in fact hotter or if we were just more active. Either way, it was a very warm and busy day in Haiti. The morning began with breakfast in the hotel. Breakfast at the hotel is always awesome because there is some … Read more A Hot Day in Haut-Limbe, Haiti

Returning to Haiti

I’m back. After a year, a month, and a few extra days I have returned to a place I never expected to go in the first place. One year ago if you had asked me if I’d be returning, I probably would have shrugged my shoulders and said “perhaps.” Haiti is a very complicated place. … Read more Returning to Haiti

Heading Back to Haiti

Cap-Haïtien Orphanage, Haiti in 2014

In two days I will be flying Eastwards towards Haiti. This is a bit surreal as I assumed my trip there last year would be a once in a lifetime trip. The first trip was eye opening and life changing, to say the least. It was definitely my first time visiting a place that impoverished and completely … Read more Heading Back to Haiti

Do You Think About Your Bed?

Haiti Needs Beds - Reliv Kalogris Foundation

Do you think about your bed? As you end your day and prepare to drift off to sleep, are you thinking about the bed that you will be sleeping on? Do you wonder if it will support you through the night as you sleep? And no, I don’t mean the support to avoid back pain. … Read more Do You Think About Your Bed?