Smoking Pot and Surviving Cancer [Podcast]

[et_pb_row] [et_pb_row] Last year I spoke at All Y'all, which is a live storytelling event that is recorded and put out as a podcast by my awesome friends Chris and Sara. I'll let the podcast do most of the talking, but a quick overview is I had cancer two years ago....

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My Father is a Terrorist

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row] Terrorist :  the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion[et_pb_row] My father, John W. Ridley, is a terrorist. He engages in intimidation, manipulation, and threats to get his way. He's really good at it. Recently, he...

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April 2015 Book Recommendations

[et_pb_row] [et_pb_row] I'm still having trouble reading a book per week with other work going on, but I enjoyed these three this month. As always, post a comment below if you have any good book recommendations! Click here to see the past months and subscribe at the...

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March 2015 Book Recommendations

[et_pb_row] [et_pb_row] These three books couldn't be any more different, but I enjoyed all of them. I hope me sharing these books motivates you to read something, or if you're already reading something let me know what it is and if you have any recommendations for...

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February 2015 Book Recommendations

[et_pb_row] [et_pb_row] I wasn't able to read as much as I would have liked this month but I worked it in when I could. Using my Kindle helped because, even if I didn't have it with me, I have the Kindle app on my phone so I was able to keep reading anywhere. Hope you...

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Serendipity of Creating

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_row] When I was diagnosed with cancer I shaved a mohawk and I took a few photos of myself. The photos were a small way to prove that I existed in the face of death and to celebrate being alive. Alone in my house I set up the camera and...

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January 2015 Book Recommendations

[et_pb_row][et_pb_row]I've been meaning to review and give suggestions of books I read, but it's hard to find the time so I'm going to keep this short. These are the books I've read over the last month. (and I wouldn't be reading this much if I didn't have my Kindle,...

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7 Tips for 5k Training

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row] When someone has success in business, everyone wants to know the tactics and shortcuts they used to get to the top. When someone wins a 5k or marathon, no one asks how they did it, everyone already knows that there were no shortcuts in...

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2014 Wrap Up

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row] Every year on this day I look back and reflect on what happen. I do it for myself and post it here so I don't lose it. Learned to kite surf in St. Croix Experienced Carnival in Brazil Bought a keyboard piano and learned how to play a few...

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Sacrifices Must Be Made

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row]   For three months I slept on the floor of a friend's closet and it was great. I had to lay diagonally to have enough room to be flat on the floor. Calling that experience 'great' might sound odd, but it was. I proved to myself I was...

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