Dear Logan (by my sister Karah)

Great post by my little sister down in New Zealand about our Cousin Logan. Love you Sis. … [Read more...]

Logan

Logan Daniel Herr

Cuz... If I could tell you one thing, I would tell you that you are loved more than you know. If we could talk once more, I would remind you how proud I am of everything you've done. How proud I am of how hard you work, of how committed and steadfast you are, of how great it is to have you around, and how you're going to grow up to be so much cooler than your big cousin. If I could see you once more, I wouldn't miss your last baseball game. If we … [Read more...]

Let The Avalanche of Action Flow Through You

Instead of filling your life with other people's stories, gossip, news and social media; fill life with your own stories of action. I encourage you to find and bless the world with your unique value of creation... your creativity, your perspective and your passion shared with the world for the benefit of all, yourself included. Listen in the stead of talking. Walk the talk to let your voice be heard through others. The sound of one rock rolling … [Read more...]

The LiveSTRONG Reminder

Synopsis: I have had my LiveSTRONG braclet on my wrist for about seven years; ever since my grandmother passed from Cancer. Sure I purchased it in memory of my grandmother, but the bracelet and the memory of my grandmother (one of the most powerful and competitive women I have ever known) remind me to live every day to the fullest. I encourage you to create similar reminders for yourself such as notes in your wallet or goals on your bathroom … [Read more...]

My Video Rant: The Ivy-League Stigma

Video Synopsis When I tell people that I graduated from Cornell University, there tends to be a certain stigma associated with going to this ivy-league school and I want to clear up some misconceptions of the stereotypes that are made of me. I was not a National Merit Scholar, I was not lucky, I did not have an inside connection there, nor did I come from a rich family: I simply had (and have) determination. It took two rejections before I was … [Read more...]

In a World of Encrypted Search Terms

Once upon a time there was a world of perfect web information when you knew where you visitors came from, what they were looking for, what they found, how long they stayed, and where/why they left.  I don't know about you, but more than 30% of my web visits these days come from "encrypted search terms." From Wordpress Jetpack to Google Analytics I see "(not provided)", "encrypted search term", "unknown search term", or "other search term" every … [Read more...]

How Do I Pick a Solar Installer? 10 Questions to Ask a Solar Installer

For disclosure and so you know where I am coming from: I am a Civil Engineer by training, spent two years managing a renewable energy installation company in Northern Nevada, followed by a general contractor focusing on green building and energy efficiency. I have since moved on to become a program manager the Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization, a 510(c)3 nonprofit organization. Alright, lets get to it: First thing is first, … [Read more...]

Video Post: Get the Funk Out

Rough Transcript This video is about getting yourself out of a rut. This video is not for everyone, but for some there are times in life when it feels like you're just going through the motions, going to the same job via the same rout, running the rat-race, sitting in the same cubicle and "farting in the same chair," as some might say. There can be times when life loses that excitement and you don't know how to reinvigorate yourself. You see … [Read more...]

Home Energy Efficiency Hacks

For disclosure and so you know where I am coming from: I am a Civil Engineer by training, spent two years managing a renewable energy installation company in Northern Nevada, followed by a general contractor focusing on green building and energy efficiency. I have since moved on to become a program manager the Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization, a 510(c)3 nonprofit organization. Alright, lets get to it: First thing is … [Read more...]

My First Video Post: Creating a Job For Yourself After College

Rough Transcript from my Video: Today's video is geared toward recent college graduates or graduates to be, whether you're a senior, or working on your masters or even a PhD. There comes a time in life when you have to enter that scary realm of going out into the "real world" and getting a job. First and foremost understand that you are not going to walk out of college and get a management job; its not going to happen regardless of the … [Read more...]