Archive - Personal

Going Country!

November 09 Comments Off Category: Outdoor Life, Personal

After several years of planning Diane and I have finally pulled the trigger. A couple of weeks ago we went down to Tennessee to look at some land. Next thing I know we are making an offer on 94 acres of rolling hills in west central Tennessee. The land is stunning. It’s off the beaten […]

Fat Man Riding

July 15 Comments Off Category: Outdoor Life, Personal

So the walking thing didn’t go very well.. Bad knees, no time, walking takes forever, and it’s gawdawful hot no matter ho early I go out.. My friend Mark recently took up bike riding and has done wonderful things with his weight so I figured I’d give it a try.. I’ve owned this nice Trek […]

Fat man walking

September 22 1 Comment Category: Personal

I don’t post much on this blog any more, I’m just too busy with life and projects and other blogs to keep up with it.. Its sort of sad in a way.. Anyway, I’ve decided that its time to drop some of this weight.. Its been a long time coming, and a long time putting […]

Think different for Mother’s Day

April 24 Comments Off Category: Events, Personal, Whatever

I’ve never rally been accused of being a part of the crowd. But for Mother’s Day I usually cheap out and give my mom a piece of jewelry that I made (its cool – I’m really a jeweler, but you knew that), or a plant that she will manage to kill in short order. So […]

Ch – ch – ch – ch – changes

October 04 1 Comment Category: Business, Personal, Whatever

[youtube n8v486aUYu0] Seems like just a couple months ago I was talking about re-opening my internet marketing company, Metal Monster Marketing, and here I am again with another change. It’s time to leave the jewelry business entirely. Effective Christmas Eve I’ll be leaving Images Jewelers as a full time contractor. I’ve loved the last 6 […]

Movin’ right along

February 02 Comments Off Category: Business, Hack The Planet, Marketing, Personal, SEO

Wow, look at all the categories this one drops in to. Just a quick note to let the loyal readership, all three of you, that I’ve decided to expand my company again and branch out from a single customer jeweler / web guy and hang out my developer shingle again.. Large Orange Pop is the […]

I Quit

February 09 Comments Off Category: Business, Obsolescence, Personal

I don’t say that very often.. It’s sort of anti everything I try to do.. But it’s time.. I have been a partner at ForTheWeb.Com since it was founded more than 7 years ago.. We started out as a small web design and hosting firm with 4 partners in Northern California and we have done […]

Somebody’s watching me.. ..

Cue the Rockwell video.. A little background before we start.. I am a partner at, but I also own my own design studio (no website – gasp) and do jewelry / CAD design over at Images Jewelers.. I came back from lunch today to my office at Images to see some mail sitting on […]