Monthly Archives: June 2009

Amazon Kindle: One of my favorite iPhone Applications

Tweet Over the past several months, I have heard rave reviews about the Amazon Kindle device, which allows the user to download books and store them for reading anytime.  I like the idea of having an entire library of possibilities at my fingertips when I am on the go. I have been tempted several times…

Highly Recommended Movie: “Dear Zachary: A letter to a son about his father” – NO SPOILERS

Tweet My wife and I don’t get a chance to sit through very many movies all at once.  Typically, it takes 2 or more evenings for us to get through a whole film, since our time is limited to the hour or two after all of our kids are asleep, assuming that we don’t get…

Cute Stuff from our 3-Year Old

Tweet Abby, our three-year-old daughter, is ridiculously cute.  If she had her way, she would spend most of the day cuddling our newborn baby girl, petting and kissing her head.  I have had a bunch of people ask me, “Is your toddler jealous?” and I have to laugh, because that has never crossed her mind. …

Do you have a screenwriter? Why not hire a director as well? Avoiding unwanted social media advice

Tweet I don’t profess to be a technology or social media guru, but I will say that I have been immersed in this stuff for a couple of years, so I certainly have developed my own set of opinions on what works and what doesn’t.  That being said, one of the worst pieces of advice that…

I’m wearing orange diapers … while getting my head shaved (for charity)

Tweet Please take a couple of minutes to read this post from my friend and radio co-host Ken Cook.  We are hoping to make a real difference through our social media efforts in the upcoming months. Via Novation Mortgage: No, it’s not a joke. I came up with this idea and my friends Jason Crouch…

I am Back! “But we didn’t even know that you were gone, Jason.”

Tweet I took a brief hiatus from the internet starting on Friday.  Yes, I was away from all things online for about 48 hours, and yet I lived through it.  🙂 My wife and I took our kiddos to San Antonio for the weekend, primarily so that we could visit the Texas Folklife Festival on…

Standing in the Deep End of the Pool – How it Felt for Me to Sell a $3.4 Million Home

Tweet The other night, I took my two older kids swimming.  My son is 10 and my daughter is 8.  The neighborhood pool that we prefer to use is about a block and a half from our home, and it’s usually not crowded, especially in the evenings, when we prefer to swim. Last year, I…

“Best Cities in America for Couples” – Apparently, Texas is a great place to be!

Tweet Forbes.com released its list of the best cities for couples in the U.S., and I wasn’t surprised to see Texas placing really well on the list, with the top two spots going to Dallas and Houston, respectively.  Austin placed #5 on the list, and San Antonio placed 7th.   There are always a lot…

Free Books?!? One of the Coolest Perks to Being a Fairly Well-Known Blogger

Tweet A few months ago, I was contacted by someone at Rand Publishing to see if I would be interested in receiving “proof” copies of a couple of books by Jim Randel:   “The Skinny On the Housing Crisis” AND “The Skinny On Credit Cards” The “skinny” part refers to the fact that the books…

Can’t Listen Live During Our Show? Here are the archives for Social Media Edge (JCKC Radio)

Tweet Each week, I have a handful of online friends who ask if our weekly radio show “Social Media Edge” (formerly Twitter Tuesday) is recorded, so that they can listen anytime.  The essence of Web 2.0 is being able to access information on your own terms, right? Yes!   In an effort to make it easier…