Navigating to WordPress.org over the weekend

This probably doesn’t mean much for the average reader of this blog, but depending on how you subscribe to me, you may stop getting updates. (Which, in some cases, may be a blessing for you.) The URL will be the… Continue Reading


2015 was one of the worst years of my life. Let’s dance, 2016.

Ted Bauer 2015 Not Ideal

2015 was a bad year for me. It happens, and in the specific case of ’15, a bunch of it was on me. I ain’t running from that. Failure is an important thing to discuss. I got a bunch of it… Continue Reading

2016 goal: Text 3-5 of your friends every morning, just because

Show your friends gratitude every day

If you like this post, feel free to share it with your friends. Share buttons are at the bottom of the post.  I’m on this kick of setting 2016 goals — yesterday I came up with one about networking —… Continue Reading


Today is my wife’s birthday. If you want the story of how we met, click here.

Let me start here: I promise I’ll make this somewhat funny/entertaining. Otherwise, why would you want to read the story of how two people you potentially barely know got together? If you get about halfway and it’s not funny or entertaining, then… Continue Reading


I volunteered at a kids’ carnival and learned a lot about how adults work

I got back from a week in Las Vegas – which is a long time to be there – on Friday night around 11pm. I hung out with my wife for a while, as I barely remembered what she looked like at… Continue Reading

RIP Charlotte Chandler, my Teach for America co-teacher

Right out of college in June 2003, I was a Teach for America corps member in Houston, TX. I taught second and third grade at J.W. Oates Elementary School (pictured above), which is on the northeast side of Houston. Most… Continue Reading

Here’s a weird dream I just had

If you like this post, feel free to share it. Someday I will move the social share buttons to the top, I swear. (It’s good to admit your failings now and again.) If you like some of my thoughts on… Continue Reading


One year in Texas. How’s that going (y’all)?

I dragged my feet on this post for a week. My actual one year of pulling into Fort Worth was July 13 (last Monday), and my actual one-year of working where I work now (Virtuoso travel network) was July 15… Continue Reading