Hectic.  That is one word you could use to describe my last two weeks.  I have taken 1 day off in the past 15 days.  As I write that sentence, I get a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach.  There is an ebb and flow to the amount Read more…

You’re gonna die.  It’s that simple.  No one is getting out of life alive.  Being alive is a death sentence and at the end of your life, it will all be summarized by one sentence written on your tombstone.  What will yours say? We all have a prize we are Read more…

People need to understand there is no market for drill bits.  Only for holes.  Once a new, more efficient, and cheaper way comes about, drill bits will stop being bought.  No one buys a drill bit just to buy a drill bit.  They buy them to drill holes. My “hole” Read more…

I’ve been going through a bout of lack of inspiration when I write.  Today is not really any different.  It is a “mail it in” kinda day.  I am not sure why I haven’t been feeling inspired.  Probably because I have put in 12 hour days for the last couple Read more…

I have wanted to do a speak-easy style event at The Oak House for a while now.  Nothing big or fancy; just a dozen or so people who come together for a taste testing of the drinks we will be featuring.  One of the obstacles to getting these started is Read more…

“They are going to find out you tricked them and you aren’t who you say you are.” As I walked into my home at 9:30 last night, this phrase was playing over and over in my head.  It played over and over as I kissed my wife for the first Read more…

Can I be honest for a minute about coffee?  It’s a little boring.  The world has figured out every way imaginable to add hot (or cold) water to coffee beans.  Drip, pour over, french press, aeropress, american press, siphon, Turkish, Vietnamese, espresso, percolator, cold brew, cowboy, and moka pot.  Just Read more…

I spent some time yesterday up in Chattanooga.  I love that city.  While I was there, I spent some time thinking about my role at The Oak House once the build out was complete.  Right now my entire world is consumed with “what if” and “how about if we” but Read more…

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