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Took Kids To The Beach (Amazing Vibes)

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Wow, the feeling you get when your kids put their water in the ocean. I have taken them to the beach before (I remember when I visited my family in Florida we all got in the water) – but maybe they are old enough to appreciate it now. The ocean, something about the sheer size of the ocean and the …

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The Food You Eat (You Are What You Eat?)

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Been getting mostly positive feedback on the I don’t drink blog post here. Some say I am hiding behind my blog to avoid confrontation – sure, that makes some sense – but at the same time it has already helped prepare people in advance so no misunderstandings. If you just want to hear what I can and cannot eat – …

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Reminder Of Family Bonding, In Southeast Asia

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The Family Bonding In Southeast Asia Definitely more “cowboys and indians” style here in Southeast Asia compared to the last few years in Shenzhen. Actually it is mind-blowing to think how fast Shenzhen, China developed from seeing things like this photo featured today into a police state where nothing like this seems even possible anymore. I took the photo in …

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Launching Something Special on My Birthday

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A Birthday – so launching a Bootcamp in Thailand Ya, here is a vlog. Well – we are doing a video update, can we call it that. Don’t plan to get back to the grind of regular video blogs – this is a special one for a couple special reasons. It is my birthday! Not sure about you, but I …

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Mike’s Blog turns 12 years old

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This blog turns 12 On March 26, 2007 I started this blog. I had quit my job on Wall Street – at Deutsche Bank – and was going full time entrepreneur – selling bar products online (which we had been doing since 2004) and sourcing from China (a new domain was registered then – Shadstone.com) I enjoy just blogging. I …

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Turn My Kids into Youtubers?

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Make My Kids a Youtube Channel? As a dad, and content creator, and former vlogger (I may return, but in a new shape and form), I do like the concept of documenting my kids growing up. Today’s day and age you can do so much more than simply marking their height on a door frame You can record the kids …

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American Breakfast on Saturdays

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Saturday American Breakfast My wife is amazing. Life is amazing. Saturday morning is again my favorite time of the week – pancakes, and today even bacon. It is these small things that really make life worth living. Since about 2014 she has made us pancakes for breakfast on Saturday morning (my cheat day).

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Quick Roland Encounter In Taipei

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Random Encounters in Taiwan Even though I am on the download lately in social media (no vlogs, no social media updates) – tags and others sharing on social gets on people’s radars. While I’m down here (or up here technically) in Taipei, Taiwan – Roland randomly saw I was coming and reached out. We were lucky enough to grab dinner …