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Failing to Reward the Industrious

Spotted this guy on my car, early in the morning circa 7:00 AM. I pulled in late last night, and over what seems like a small number of hours… this small guy created this large bit of work. Which I then promptly destroyed, as I drove off to get my morning coffee. The way of the world, I suppose. But…

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Busy Days Before the Calm Days

We’re planning a trip out of town this weekend. And while that will be a nice, relaxing time (we’re taking time off Friday and leaving the city on Thursday afternoon), the days so far this week leading up to our deapture have been… full.

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Another Member of the Zucchini Club Club

Apparently, the zucchini had been hit by some bugs, and weren’t really growing all that much. So she had been mostly ignoring them. But apparently not all the zucchini were impacted, as this guy just kept on gathering strength.

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Drinks at Aviary with Julie and Bob

For a long time now, Liz and I have wanted to bring Julie and Bob to experience the cocktails at Aviary. The two of us had a phenomenal, memorable time here nearly 3 years ago, and it’s been on our to-do list to bring others to experience this place with us. As a belated Mothers and Fathers day outing, the…

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Get Ready for the Cosmic Crisp

The Cosmic Crisp is debuting on grocery stores after this fall’s harvest, and in the nervous lead-up to the launch, everyone from nursery operators to marketers wanted me to understand the crazy scope of the thing: the scale of the plantings, the speed with which mountains of commercially untested fruit would be arriving on the market, the size of the capital risk. People kept saying things like “unprecedented,” “on steroids,” “off the friggin’ charts,” and “the largest launch of a single produce item in American history.”

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Felix Jung, 20×2 Chicago: What Did We Miss?

Everyone who participated got to answer the question however they saw fit, but had to follow one rule: answer in two minutes or less. I had a blast presenting, and really enjoyed all the varied answers. Below, I’m including video of my talk (along with a few favorites).

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Dining Room Demo

After work, Liz and I had a small house night. While I was working upstairs clearing out the bathroom closet, she was downstairs doing demo in the dining room.

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Not in a Rush

Most days, I tend to be worried about getting to work on time. But after the talk, I hung back a little and opted to wait until others got off the train. I was fighting muscle memory in some aspects, but it also felt like the right thing to do.

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