Jumping from Space

This is singlehandedly the most amazing picture of 2012. Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian expert skydiver (coolest title ever), jumped from the edge of outer space yesterday, and became the first person to break the speed of sound unassisted by mechanical force. It was just Felix and gravity. ¬†He jumped from 24 miles above the earth’sContinue reading “Jumping from Space”

Jen Blackman Lavelle: The Triathlete

My amazing wife, Jen, continues to be that much more amazing every day and inspire me on a daily basis. While many people have a hard time in challenging situations, Jen is one of those people who thrives when challenged, personally and professionally, and seeks challenges out. Triathlons are grueling, both physically and mentally, butContinue reading “Jen Blackman Lavelle: The Triathlete”

Choosing What Defines Us

Jonathan Wentz passed away this weekend due to complications from cerebral palsy, and this world lost a truly inspirational figure who chose to define his life in his own terms. I met Jonathan at TEDxSMU Hilltop, where he and I both were honored to speak to the SMU community about our experiences. ¬†Jonathan had justContinue reading “Choosing What Defines Us”