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Monday Soup

1 part broth, 1 part noodles, and 3 ounces of lite maple syrup…it’s Monday Soup! + Got my copy of The Day the Angels Fell by Shawn Smucker last week and started reading it this weekend! + Whether you love football or not, fascinating article on Tom Brady by Gary Bishop at SI. The discipline and dedication […]

Monday Soup

1 part broth, 1 part noodles, and 17 ounces of egg nog…it’s Monday Soup! + It’s been almost a year and a half since my last Monday Soup blog post. UNACCEPTABLE!!! + Gotta give props to my man Bill Simmons for his relentless hounding of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. This guy (Goodell) continues to show a shocking level […]

Traveling For Next to Nothing

Last August my friend Tyler Stanton and I took our lovely wives to Vegas for 3 days. The airfare (Southwest) and hotel rooms (MGM Signature Towers) were paid for completely in points. (There were some taxes – $10 for flights, a little more for rooms – but it was basically free.) This is just one […]

Welcome to the all new!

It’s been over 5 years since I made major changes to the blog, and man were they overdue. I’d love for you to poke around a little and check things out. A few things to note: + There are a few stand-up clips (including two new ones) from my show on the Stand-Up page. (and […]

On Backing Up Your Computer

This is a guest post from my friend Geof Morris. If I walked up to you right now, put a gun to your head, and stole whatever computing device you were using to read this, what would you do after I left? After filing a police report, you’d work with your insurance provider to replace […]

My Packing Light Story

My friend Ally Vesterfelt has a new book out today called Packing Light: thoughts on living life with less baggage.  A few months ago she asked me to share my packing light story as a part of a video she was putting together for the book, so check it out. Come for my 14 seconds, […]

I’m On A List!

…and wouldn’t you know it, it’s actually a good list! Rejuvenate Meetings Magazine put me on a list of 40 Changemakers Under 40 years old, which is quite an honor. If you want to read my section, you can do that here: Bryan Allain – 40 Under 40. Coolest part is that my schnoz got […]

Pictures of Extraordinary Merit

This week in POEM, some pics from my phone… While waiting for our food at a restaurant I tapped into my inner sketch artist and drew my son’s face. Upon seeing my creation he asked me why I didn’t love him and made his first of many appointments for therapy.

Monday Soup

1 part broth, 1 part noodles, and 2 shots of espresso…it’s Monday Soup! + I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: you are one day closer to your hard drive failing. On Thursday afternoon the hard drive in my 13-month old MacBook Air bit the dust. Yes, I do have a backup plan in […]