Happy Mother’s Day!


My mom had my older brother in 1963, me in 1975, and my little brother in 1985. That means that she was dealing with one¬†crappy little punk-ass kid or another under the age of eighteen for FORTY YEARS. Having gone to Catholic high school I don't throw the word "saint" around often but someone canonize that woman. Seriously. I can certainly think of two gifts I inherited … [Read more...]

How a bunch of third graders got me excited for the future of landscaping


I built my business on referrals and networking out of sheer necessity: I went from employed to unemployed in a day, back in 2008. It's turned out to be a great way to build a business and it's presented some amazing (if unexpected)¬†opportunities. One of the best networkers I know is Kara Macdonald with Pruitt Title in Vienna, VA. She connected me with a realtor who was helping … [Read more...]

My WORX Aerocart review

Dave says: reading the manual is haaaaaaaard!

Full disclosure: I blog for WORX, so for one of my posts they sent me an Aerocart for free. When I got the offer to blog for WORX, I checked out their product lineup. Having used pro grade equipment for my entire adult life I'm not usually too excited by stuff made for the homeowner market. Take my string trimmer, for example. I only use it at my property, and can we be … [Read more...]

Kickstarter Watch: A Mighty Pizza Oven!!!


Everything sounds better with "the mighty" preceding it. The mighty broccoli! See? It doesn't look like just marketing hype with the Mighty Pizza Oven, getting ready to wrap up on Kickstarter in the next couple of days. They still need more backers so I really wanted to promo it. Since I'm a little pressed for time, here are some quick thoughts on it: the only reason I'm … [Read more...]