18 Months of Silence Ended

In 2003, I wrote the headline below the title of my blog to read: "I've got many thoughts and on occasion want to share them with the world."  Well - that's always been true until a significant loss happened in my life and I didn't really want to share my thoughts and opinions in this forum.

I saw Seth Godin and Mitch Joel speak at Google last week - and they both recommended that everyone blog at least once a day.  With them saying that, I remembered how much I enjoyed writing this blog and part of me missed it.  Twitter is great - but the space is somewhat restrictive.  So while I still have a scar from the loss, I feel like I'm ready to get back into blogging.  I'm not an "every day" blogger - but I'd like to try and do it once a week.  Topics will continue to range from random observations to family updates to internet advertising verbal musings.

As a quick family update - We are in a better place than we were 18 months ago.  Since that time, Amy and I have become parents to a beautiful son (Ben) and Alexa's thrived in becoming a big sister and she's developing into a great, "big girl".  We just moved apartments after 4 years.  It's been less than a week, but I'm feeling great about our new home and the memories we'll create there.  I love my family and it continues to be (as it always will) the most important priority in my life.

I'm still at Google working to help retailers embrace digital marketing as a way to improve their business.  I manage an awesome team that consistently makes me proud to be a manager.

I've really enjoyed my favorite sports team, the Miami Heat winning back-2-back championships.  It's crazy to think that they've won 2 championships since I stopped blogging.  I'd be lying if I said I didn't have doubts during the journey in the past 2 seasons - so maybe it's a good thing I didn't blog about it.   Maybe I won't next year either.  Yes - I'm still a little superstitious about sports.

That's all I've got for now.  I'm looking forward to a lot of things this summer and I'm happy to hopefully re-establish this blog to convey some of these upcoming experiences and opinions.

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