We are not obligated to build our lives around technology

By Mendel / June 16, 2016 / 3 Comments

For the past two years I’ve been smiling at people as I pass them. Neighbors, people on the sidewalk — in line at the store. Even folks sitting in their car waiting for the light to change — and homeless people on the side of the road. I look people straight in their eyes and […]

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Basílica de la Sagrada Família

By Mendel / June 7, 2016 / 0 Comments

The tech and business conversations dissipated as I quickly ran to my hotel across the street to change clothes. It was time to see something I was told I couldn’t miss during my trip to Barcelona. The cabs were lined up, and the sun was visible enough through the rain clouds to know that it was […]

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An old trunk, and the importance of disconnecting

By Mendel / May 30, 2016 / 4 Comments

Countless words have been written on the importance of disconnecting from technology. For the most part, they’re written for slow news days. This is not one of those articles. It’s real. Here’s the story… The magic shop There must have been a million people and things I loved seeing as a child when visiting family in […]

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JOCO Cup, a life changer for serious coffee lovers

By Mendel / March 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

I’ve long been a proponent of glass vessels for drinking fine coffee. But let me be clear– if you’re a Starbucks Frappuccino lover, the JOCO Cup is no better than its plastic equivalents. If you’re the type that grinds and brews your thoughtfully purchased beans every morning, this is your cup. The beauty of the JOCO Cup […]

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Why I enjoy drinking whiskey

By Mendel / December 12, 2015 / 4 Comments

Drinking whiskey? Gross. When I first started drinking whiskey, I didn’t enjoy it. I was a freshman in college, and it seemed like every time I put the seemingly caustic liquid down the hatch, it stung my throat and lips. So, I started to mix the spirit with coke, and things got better. In those […]

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