Blake's Blog

Yearlong Worldwide Sabbatical


Well, this is a neat idea!

Mike Gathright, a professional acquaintance, is now 8...

Presentation Zen


We all -- each and every single one of us -- present.

Just as we...

A Quirky Little Treasure in Alpine, TX


I usually restrain myself from sharing recommendations pocked with four letter words, the second of...

Sandbox


I spoke with the kindest man last week. Mid-sixties.

Regarding his vocation, he commented,...

Sigur Rós


I think this is really inspiring, beautiful, haunting, heartbreaking, overwhelming, and personally convicting: http://emichrysalis....

Signs 'o the Times


595,000 small businesses closed in 2008.1

2,500,000 jobs were lost within...

Shroomdroppings


It's been raining for days in North Texas. We get rain here,...

Cactus Jack Quote


On last night's SHARKtank, an entrepreneur named "Cactus Jack" (aka Jack...

Lackluster Idea by Blockbuster


Yesterday, Blockbuster announced they're likely to close 20% of their stores...approximately 960...

Gen-Y & Silent Language


Here's a fun article about Gen-Y and reading (or not) non-verbals.

Gen-Y...

Postscript, John Cheever (Candle in a Mineshaft)


At long last, I have finally escaped from and exorcised the 770 pages of Cheever:...

The Opposite of Extinct


I’m on an airplane now, straddling three cities in two days, and just...