Florida bugs

Florida Bugs

Before I moved to Florida, my northern friends always told me they would never move to Florida because of the bugs. I moved down more than a decade ago, and while I’ve dealt with my share of critters, I never felt overwhelmed by them… until this year. In the past, I’ve dealt with your average crazy…

Art of Conversation

The Art of Conversation

I have an uncanny ability to talk to anyone. From farmer to lawyer, from student to teacher, from mechanic to millionaire – I can have an interesting conversation with just about anyone. Conversations are a great way to learn about the world and foster a sense of community with those around you. That is why I have honed…

Why I’m Moving away from Rutland

You’ve probably heard by now that I’m moving away from Rutland back to St. Petersburg, Florida. I’m sure this caused you to make all sorts of assumptions and jump to all sorts of conclusions. I’m writing this post to set the record straight. No, I do not hate Rutland. In fact, Rutland has little to do…

Coffee shop office

Coffee shops

While living in Florida, I discovered that I love coffee shops.  They were a great place for meeting clients or friends, and I always ran into people I knew.  If I can be within bicycling or walking distance to a coffee shop for the rest of my life, I can be happy.  Today, my office…

I choose Rutland

No one moves to Vermont for the cheap living.  No one comes here for the low taxes or the great job opportunities.  People move to Vermont because they are in love with something here… the mountains, the quietude, the fresh air, the people.  They move here knowing that their life will probably be harder, but…