I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

This week I am home alone (feel free to put your hands on your face and make a face like Macaulay Culkin). I did something I hardly ever do.


Rear View MirrorI sat on the couch and petted my cat.

It is here where I learned why I love working on my next project. This might be reading or listening to a book, thinking of the next product I want to create, etc.

When I'm not thinking about things coming in the future, I think about the past.

I don't like to think about the past.

I sat there and reality let me know that my Dad was really gone. The cards I had been dealt, were gone. Game over.

I had a good old fashioned cry.

It felt good in the end.

My cat was very confused.

Looking Forward

I prefer to look forward, and see a picture of an improved life. One where I help people. One where I leave the planet a better place.

I often fall asleep at my desk. I then get up, and go home. I bop till I drop in the immortal words of Rick Springsfield.

I'm OK with that.

Relaxation is over rated in my book. It doesn't compare to the adrenaline rush of new ideas, of creativity pulsing in my veins. No contest.

I'll sleep when I'm dead.

What My Mother Meant to Me – The Original Building a Better Dave

Cassette Deck

When I was 24, my mother passed away from her second (well technically third) heart attack. It was April 27, 1989. It had been 6 years since she had passed. As someone who talks in public for a living (teaching technology) it didn't seem like a stretch to take two of my passions (teaching and God) and put them together. At least that's what the Pastor's assistant thought when she asked me to sub for him and do a sermon titled, “What my Mother meant to me” on Mother's Day.

This would be the sermon that would “Launch” my role as a pastor in training (a course that later went  away from this church and landed on the Internet). As this is Mother's day, I thought I would share it with you. The audio quality is very 1989 (originally recorded on a cassette deck)


Today Dave share's about his new health kick (and why he decided enough is enough). He also talks about the demise of Thanksgiving, weird “Christmas” songs.


I'm in a Dietbet that if I can lose 10% of my body weight in 6 months I have a shot at earning some cash. How much? There is $175350 in the pot with 1304 people fighting for it. For more information check out Dietbet.com

So far I'm down 3 lbs.

Watching Thanksgiving fade Away


I remember when Sunday's stores were closed, then (greed) stores decided to stay open. Then we had “Black Friday” the day after thanksgiving when the majority of the USA has the day off to go shopping. Then black Friday

started at 10 am. Then 9 am. Then 4 am. Now if you didn't notice it, Black Friday starts on Thursday night about 8. We are trading in our time with our family where we are supposed to be thankful for what we have and we are trading it in to to have things that we think will make our life better- but won't.

When I was at Target the associated wanted to know if I wanted to open up a credit card to pay for my $2.54 bill. Really? I could save 5%. What will I do with that 13 cents? Sure let me sign up so you can charge me 30% interest. That is hard to fathom.

The Spending Society

If you haven't checked, some are your credit cards are charging 30%. That means is most of your money is going to pay for credit  card bills 30% of your hard earned money is being lit on fire because you couldn't wait. In the future I don't think we will potty train our children as we won't want them to wait to do anything.

I Broke My Back – Again

Why am I getting into shape? Because I tore every muscle in my upper body. Doing what? Drying off. Yep. Drying off with a towel. One wrong turn and my entire body just froze up. I said to myself ENOUGH is ENOUGH!

I was looking at the iTunes reviews of the Logical Weight Loss podcast, and one review said, “Dave you've been doing this podcast for three years and you've set a new record for being heavy.” Ouch. I've always tried to be a person of integrity and its just time to poop or get off the pot.

Why Are These Christmas Songs?

I was listening to “My Favorite Things,” and of course later “Marshmallow World” (the worst Christmas song ever). This are just beyond cheesy.