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A "Now" Page is an idea I came across in Derek Sivers' great book Your Music and People. I update this every month or so with what I'm working on right now. I write it from the perspective of what I would share with you if I hadn't seen you in a year or so. 

(Updated 3/15/2023)


  • The final Little League season is upon us. Our son is playing his final year of Majors, and once again I am the manager. We have a great group of kids, and I'm consciously trying to enjoy every moment of this final Little League season. We've met so many wonderful people over the years out at the baseball fields. 

  • Our daughter is doing Girls on the Run at her school, and taking an aerial arts class at a local gym. She is strong and graceful, and it's impressive to watch her swing around on the silk now hanging from our ceiling. 

  • We are excited about the final season of Ted Lasso. We're finishing up season two for about the third time before we dive into the new season. I don't think we're ready for its inevitable end.   

  • We're heading to Panama for Spring Break! Because...why the heck not? We're all looking forward to visiting a place we haven't been before. 


  • I'm sending out a Daily Dispatch email on weekdays where I share personal development ideas to help readers thrive. I've been doing it now for a few years, and I love how it forces my creative juices to flow daily.

  • I continue to coach several clients around personal development and entrepreneurship.

  • I'm teaching TXT classes here in Santa Cruz on occasion, and finishing my personal training certification program through NASM. 

  • I'm hosting a dad workshop on March 22 and 29 in Scotts Valley. It's a great opportunity to bring a bunch of dads together and share best (and worst) practices with each other.   

  • I'm working on a book with a good friend of mine. The working title is Baseball is Life. We're drawing on our experiences as baseball players, parents, and coaches to share stories, reminders, and advice for youth baseball parents. 

Good Reads

  • I'm reading Rick Rubin's The Creative Act: A Way of Being. It's a beautifully written book about allowing creativity to flow through us, and it provides hundreds of tools and anecdotes. 

  • I'm almost done with Phil Knight's memoir about founding Nike, Shoe Dog. It's a fascinating look at starting a business in the 1970s, globalization, and of course, creating one of the most recognizable brands on the planet. 

  • The Comfort Crisis by Michael Easter has been a great read. He shares data, stories, experiences and more about the benefits of making ourselves uncomfortable. He weaves it all in and out of a hunting expedition in the Arctic. 


  • Our friend, Roxie passed away recently. She was the chairwoman of Santa Cruz's sister city relationship with Shingu, Japan. My wife got involved with the program before we met, and Roxie was with her when Melissa and I first met. Roxie was there from the very beginning, and she will be missed. 

  • One of my best friends ended up in the hospital after a serious health scare. It came out of nowhere and shook me up a bit. Since fourth grade I've been connecting with this friend about every major event in our lives and in the world. The thought of not being able to shoot him a text or give him a call was hard to think about. Thankfully, he's doing great now. 

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