Pulling the string on the neon sign

On Main Street one would see an open sign.  The sign would be on and you would see it and know Jill business operator had come to work.

The window display was changed and you’d know they were thinking about what was new and special.  You knew that when you walked in that you would see […]

By |February 4th, 2016|Ideas, Life, Rants|0 Comments

Annual Report – 2015

Aaron ‘AD’ Davis here and I just rounded the sun for the 38th time.  This is my 2015 annual report (2012, 2013, 2014 didn’t get a personal account…only via my company). It is more of a life and times of Aaron than anything else and you’re receiving it because our paths have crossed at some […]

By |December 8th, 2015|Life|0 Comments

68th Annual Newport to Ensenada International Regatta – Santa Monica Rugby Yacht Club

Santa Monica Rugby Yacht Club

6 skilled and fearless SMRYC members competed in the 68th Annual International Yacht Race, from Newport, CA to Ensenada, Mexico.

Robert Knox (Captain), Aaron Davis (Main Trim), Simon Jones (Bow), James Corr (Mast), Brian O’Rourke (Videographer), Chris James (Tactician and Voice of Reason) sailed Merlin, a 39′ 1972 Columbia in the Cruiser Spinnaker B […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Start a Startup – Final Lecture & Party :)

How to start a startup
Thank you so much for attending the How to Start a Startup Lecture!

It’s amazing to have participated in the entire program and to have now arrived at the final lecture.  There was so much incredible information shared and discussed and it would not have been the same without your input and […]

By |December 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Happiness Check List

I keep this list handy, so that when I find myself feeling down, I don’t have to think about what to do to get back up.  I often find that after doing just a couple of them, I’m already feeling better and ready to take on the world again.  See below for a video of […]

By |March 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Response to: How do you deal with disappointment and loss?

I broke my leg nearly 8 months ago.  Recalling the feelings of the moment, I can not recall ever being as disappointed as I was then.  I wrote about it (that was a good idea) and my family and friends helped me.

Writing this now, that seems like a place that is so far away.  I […]

By |March 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

On Love and Hammers

I was talking to my mom when she asked about my weekend.


It was late. Maybe 10:30pm and I was oblivious to anything apart from the materials in front of me.

I had met with Dan Busby, Holden Bonwit, and Laurent Pelletier, down at the Brewery to take another night of abuse from the task master, Dan.

You […]

By |February 2nd, 2014|Life|0 Comments

Annual Report

Annual Report
Howdy Friend,

Lots of year end articles, lists, and posts are circulating and it moved me to create my own.  Its really just a personal stock of my own life, what I’ve experienced, and a few notes on what I have learned.  My hope in writing this is that I will be more aware of what I’ve been […]

By |December 31st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dealing With Disappointment (Explicit Language)

Dealing with Disappointment
A rant and a request for advice
Howdy Friend,

Disclaimer – I’m going to complain and rant about a recent personal experience and then ask for some advice in this post.  If you aren’t interested or lack the capacity to deal, I completely get it and certainly do not take it personal.

I pride myself on seeing […]

By |September 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Video Rugby Update From Israel

Howdy Friend,
This is the final tour update from the Maccabi Games.  I have also included a pillow stacking technique.

For those that missed it, I wrote a rather lengthy essay on how rugby has affected my life and what it means to me.  I followed up with a mid season update toward the twilight […]

By |July 29th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments