Maintaining Relationships

This past weekend, I had nothing to do and no one to hang out with (Desirée and her sorority sisters took a road trip), so I left work on Friday and hit the road for Charlotte. On my way there, I was posting periodically to my Instagram story and one of my friends of almost … Continue reading Maintaining Relationships


Giving Back in the Right Places

At 6:15 AM yesterday, I walked out of my home an hour and a half before I usually do. Why? Because I had agreed to volunteer on the Bull City Breakfast for Scouting's committee. Why? Two reasons. First, there are children who need assistance paying for programs like this and I believe that the dollars raised … Continue reading Giving Back in the Right Places

The Long Weekend

Just came off a long weekend. While I wanted to take it to travel, I stuck around. And you know what I realize? You can have an adventure in your own area, especially if you live near a major/mid-sized metropolitan area. So, what do I suggest you do with your day off? 1 - Go … Continue reading The Long Weekend

Be Open

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to serve as the official photographer for my first major event. Mind you, I don't claim to be a photographer. I own a camera. For my birthday, my wife got me (us) an additional lens. I'm very much a novice. But I've taken a liking to the hobby … Continue reading Be Open

What Are You Building?

"What you build touches everything you do." -- Scott Harmon, Partner at Center Studio Architecture Yesterday, Scott and I met for lunch for the first time, joined by Victor who introduced us. We met to develop a relationship between my school and Center Studio Architecture but I gained a ton of wisdom from Scott about how exactly … Continue reading What Are You Building?

Be Ready to Lead

This afternoon, I had the opportunity to represent my institution, Duke School, at the Durham Chamber of Commerce's executive luncheon which was hosted by the local ABC news channel, ABC11 WTVD. I had an awesome time meeting some great leaders from around the area and discussing the impact that WTVD has on the Piedmont. After the … Continue reading Be Ready to Lead

Day 1: The American Leg

After a late night of meeting and visiting with my new nephew (who is now an entire week old), I was oddly wide awake at 6:30 AM, excited to hit the road.  Desirée and I had packed effectively (kind of) and had all our documents in order.  We caught an Uber (shoutout to AAA for … Continue reading Day 1: The American Leg