How Chopping Wood Increased My Sales

How Chopping Wood Increased My Sales

This month marks three years that I have sold pest control. Slammed doors, angry people (and their dogs), and constant rejection is the name of the game. Don’t get me wrong, there are good times too. For example, when I was selling in Fairfield, CA in 2013 I broke my...
Corn Sharks

Corn Sharks

This was a talk I gave around Father’s Day near San Jose, CA when we lived there for a short time. Hopefully I’ll be able to add to the Spirit that we’ve been able to feel today so far. I would first just like to publicly thank each of you for being so welcoming to...
Raw Potatoes and Marriage

Raw Potatoes and Marriage

Growing up on a farm, I was able to see the planting, growing, and harvesting of a variety of different crops. Wheat, potatoes, beans, corn, peppermint, sugar beets, and alfalfa made every summer a torture for my trusty shovel and me. As we worked, I saw a very...
My Life as a Chicken-Fibber

My Life as a Chicken-Fibber

The 9 year-old me walked through the front door on a sunny May afternoon, tired from a long day at school. Dad also walked through the door. “Did you get the chickens fed?” he asked. Feeding the farm fowl was one of many dreaded chores that plagued my childhood....
“Many”

“Many”

Many a soldier, many a day, Wasted in fighting, a price that we must pay. Many a child, break down and cry, Over a dear parent, and for this country they did die. Many a letter, sent to the dark abyss, Stamped with a hug and sealed with a kiss. Many a civilian, killed...