Published – My Day With Lanai Golf

I got the ultimate opportunity to golf the Challenge at Manale Bay on Lanai, Hawaii. I’ve also been asked to report my experience for a great travel magazine. My guest post is over at Sharing Travel Experiences — Click to read my amazing amateur golf experience report. Also, here are some great photos from the…

Guest Post: Service Standards – An Owner’s Perspective

–Schnik’s Note– I have the pleasure of knowing this business owner and I consider them great friends. Gaining the perspective on Customer Service from the owner’s point of view is something I’ve considered doing but needed the right storyteller. Here’s their story. If you’re ever in Camas, Washington, and soon to be Vancouver, Washington –…

Moving Poor Customer Service… Out

I recently had an experience that left me so perplexed that I still have no idea how this happens to people or how it isn’t more widely reported… I helped a friend move from Seattle to Portland. Seems like it should be easy, right? Order one of the many truck services, pick it up in…

11 Favorite Photos of ’11

I try to take pictures of things that are memorable, as you’re aware. But, I’m also a little retentive on how I organize them, too. In my files, I order them by year and by month. So I decided to go back and see what I thought some of my top photos were; either because…

200 Blog Posts and 13.1 Miles Later

You’re all still with me. Really? I had this idea as I noted that I was getting close to a 200th blog post. Only two or so years into my little home on the web, I realize that I’ve found what I love about doing this; they’re my thoughts, stories, and life, unfiltered. Pen to…

Alcatraz Views?

I normally don’t sell things. But, I do like to help out a friend from time to time. My friend Aaron Hockley, Skilled photographer and all-around smart guy, has really given me a lot of advice on photography and camera equipment from time to time, and has published his first collection, an Alcatraz Book. Being…

Viva Las Vegas! My Vacation – In Pictures

As you saw from yesterday’s post, The Fountains of Bellagio, I was recently in Las Vegas for vacation. I love Vegas, but it can be a little overstimulating. So much to see and do. There are some really cool things if you open your eyes and take a quick look around. I wanted to share…

I Love A Good Fountain

Especially set to music. I went to Las Vegas recently. I might be a little obsessed with the fountains at Bellagio. I think the scenery and that they can shoot water 100 feet into the air is pretty cool. While down there this trip, my friend and I decided to stop and watch it. I…

On A Wing

I’m not a confident flyer.* I hold my breath as if it is going to help. I know the logic behind it, more likely to … car wreck etc… But, I can’t help it. There is something about flying that defies all logic. That the science of aerodynamics defies the laws of gravity. There are…

Be Thankful; I Am.

I could write something super sentimental but I thought there’s a much better way to tell you what I’ve been thankful this year. Since I like to take pictures of just about everything, I thought I’d show you. Some Sports Firsts: I’ve been fortunate to attend two major sports events this year. My hometown teams,…