Saturday Saunter Podcast

  After a stirring rendition of “Solsbury Hill”, Jon and I check in with each other briefly to discuss Mother’s Day weekend. Jon and his boys will be making brunch for the moms in their lives, while I’ll be dragging the moms in my life to the Giants game! We talk about the difference between …

My Daily Practice: One Year Later

Exactly one year ago, I started a morning routine that has become an integral part of who I am. I got the idea from a life-changing book called The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. One year later, I can honestly say that implementing this daily routine has been the second best decision I have ever made (the …

The Accountability Call Podcast #4

  Jon is in our nation’s capital for episode 4 of the Accountability Call Podcast. We start our conversation by talking about the challenges of traveling. Jon mentions how his first day on the East Coast is a 21-hour day. Lack of sleep and different workout routines (or none at all) can add up to …

Friday Frolic Fifteen!

  It’s Friday! Can we interest you in a smile or two? Jon and I check in for a quick 15-minute Friday Frolic. As always, a podcast with the two of us includes music: By the way, Chris was totally wrong on the title of the song! And… Check out the fist two minutes of …

The Accountability Call Podcast-Episode 3

  Episode 3 of The Accountability Podcast is in the books. Jon and Chris ask and answer important questions like: Is it okay for a 41-year old man to wear a sports team shirt for good luck? Why are some 80’s videos so bad? How awesome is it that we can deposit checks with our …

The Accountability Call Podcast, Episode 2

  In this episode, Jon and Chris start things off with some impromptu karaoke. They discuss the benefits of cutting back on the news and cutting out the alerts on our cell phones. They ask the rhetorical question, “What are we supposed to do with all the pictures we take?” They hold each other accountable …

The Accountability Call Podcast-Episode 1

  I am really excited to share with you the very first episode of “The Accountability Call” podcast! My dear friend, Jon Magnuson and I have been having a weekly “accountability” phone call with each other for the last few months. What the hell is an “accountability” call, you ask? Well, it’s our attempt to …

I Survived a Week Without My Phone!

To pick up a signal, cut off mobile service. — Austin Kleon So there we were. The Mrs. and I were sitting on the beach in Pacific Grove, watching The Boy and The Girl walk toward and then run away from the waves of the Pacific Ocean. Their laughter was intoxicating. It was truly one …

Investment Accounts that REALLY Matter

I contribute to a 529 for each of my kids every month. I’m putting $300 every month into accounts that will help them pay for college in 12 and 15 years, respectively. By putting money away in this account at such a young age, I’m taking advantage of the wonderful benefits of compound interest. Every …

Metaphors for Life as a Dad, Part 1

As a 40-year old with a wife and two young kids, life is pretty interesting. Yes, that was a deliberate understatement.  During my few quiet moments recently, the lyrics to Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime” keep popping into my head. And you may ask yourself Well…how did I get here?  Don’t get me wrong. I …