Archive for March, 2010

Chapter to Porch: A fraternity lesson

Posted on 31. Mar, 2010 by .

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I’ve written on this blog several times about my college fraternity experience. We weren’t the beer-can-crunchers like you see in movies. We worked really really hard to build a great organization. And we won some big awards. I could write a book on all the lessons I learned during those years, but there is one […]

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Dads

Posted on 25. Mar, 2010 by .

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I talked to a dad this week who has a couple of young daughters. He told me he tells them three things about a dozen times every single day… You’re beautiful. You’re daddy’s girl. Mommy, daddy, and Jesus love you. He speaks to appearance, identity, and worth… Every. Single. Day. A daddy’s words are like […]

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New features at TRAPPSTR.com

Posted on 22. Mar, 2010 by .

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TRAPPSTR.com has been updated! Several new features I think you’re going to love though most are pretty basic. Here they are: Home page layout – Instead of showing the full post, it now just shows “stubs” from recent posts Search feature (sidebar) – If there’s an old post you like, now you can find it […]

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$50 Bee stings

Posted on 16. Mar, 2010 by .

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I’ve been stung a few times recently. Not literally. But stung by constructive criticism. And I don’t call it constructive “feedback.” Feedback soothes; criticism stings. Feedback nibbles; criticism bites. It’s painful. It reaches down into my comfort zone with a jumbo-sized blender and cranks that sucker up to frappe. And I hate it. With everything […]

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What I do for a living

Posted on 03. Mar, 2010 by .

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Every now and then a reader of this blog will ask, “What exactly do you do?” Though I do make a small fortune off this blog–and by “a small fortune” I mean nothing–I still have a day job. I took a job with a new startup company when I graduated college in 2005, and I’ve […]

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