Category: Personal

Lost in the Water

Swim meets are best summed up as sitting on a hard concrete bench for 4.5 hours for a total of two-ish minutes of excitement watching your child. The only other time to reap any rewards as a parent at a swim meet is during "warmups" - which last a lot longer than any of the[...]

Tony Cornish – A Good Story and a Wide Smile

I had occasion to find this post I wrote in 2005 in remembrance of a teacher I had at Tufts University. I needed to reference the post for something I'm writing for Small Firm Innovation, so I decided to re-post here on my blog. I hope you enjoy reading it. A Good Story and a[...]

My Post About Steve Jobs

When I heard about Steve Jobs resigning as CEO of Apple, I was in the middle of running rehearsal for the a cappella group of which I am the assistant musical director. I found out the news because my friend, Mark Merenda, had texted me with a simple, “Steve Jobs resigns as CEO”, and I[...]

My 7 year old gives a warning, and I get the point – eventually.

The project looked simple enough. I had no reason to believe that, in 2008, I would set a chain of events in motion that would find me across an examination table, in full moon, awaiting the business end of a hypodermic needle filled with steroids.Plants had begun to grow over my air conditioning condenser, threatening[...]

The “Torpedo” Hits New Jersey

I can't remember a hotter summer in New Jersey than this Summer 2010. With temperatures regularly above 90 degrees, the Medina Clan has been working hard to find ways to stay cool. Thanks to my wife's tireless research, we've been able to fill the boys' days with fun, low-cost activities - like Vacation Bible School[...]