Last weekend, I was asked to take down the "Thomas table" from my son's room. When he was 4, I built him a table that was hinged to the wall and when it was let down, it provided a kid height surface onto which he could play with his Thomas the Tank Engine toys. Over [...]
For Father's Day, I received a great gift from my son, Fischer. He made me a wallet out of duct tape. It had 5 slots for my cards and money. As you can see, it is well made...and probably waterproof. When asked, Fischer said that only took him 3 hours to make and it was [...]
"In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing." - Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It For the next 5 days, I will be spending every minute of time, awake or not, thinking about fish. My Dad, four brothers and I are headed to Montana to experience what God has [...]
"Tune Out" by The Format "London Rain" by We The Living "Irish Blood, English Heart" by Morrissey "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis All are solid. Get 'em.
When I was 10, a bird flew into the sliding glass door next our dining room, as my family and I were eating dinner. As we ran to see what had happened, we saw the poor thing sprawled out on the patio. My Mom suggested that we pray for it. We all closed an eye [...]
3 weeks ago, I started a cleanse. It wasn't a diet. It wasn't a weight loss program. What it was: a detoxifying of my insides and a re-adjustment of my fruit and vegetable eating habits. I'm finished. I became interested when the guys at the gym were talking about the "cleanse" and how great they [...]
One of the greatest tools I've found for the Small Business Entrepreneur is CalGOLD. After a few clicks, a user can figure out every permit and license that is needed to start a business in California.
How long does a lawsuit take? Consider the March 1989 crash of the Exxon Valdez oil tanker, which sent 11 million gallons of crude oil into the pristine waters of Prince William Sound, Alaska. The outrage was immediate, and five years later, a federal jury hit Exxon with an unprecedented $5 billion in punitive damages. [...]
This week was SKI week for my kids' school. Instead it was SICK week at the Marcus house. I spent a considerable amount of time pretending to be Florence Nightengale to my wife and three kids (pictured, left, in a delightful, not-sick, state). We hit the mattresses pretty hard. Each member of the family required [...]
Lately, a few of my start up clients have encountered hang-ups related to intellectual property. Intellectual Property is the bundle of rights and privileges associated with trademarks (names and logos), copyrights (works of art, music, literature) or patents (inventions and secret formulas). Whenever a business is deciding to choose a trade name, it is imperative [...]