Be thankful for the journey (even when it sucks)

The whole path ultimately constitutes your life. Continue Reading


RIP, Nicky Joe “Squid” Quinonez (1981-2017)

RIP Squid

Paying tribute. Continue Reading


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


Why do we always end up dancing in a circle at weddings?

To date, probably one of the more emotional moments I’ve had at a wedding — and I’ve been to a lot of weddings, so this probably says something — is when my good friends got married somewhere in western Massachusetts around October… 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


You can’t skip the second act in life

Brene Brown is the speaker behind one of the most popular TED Talks of all-time, and now she’s got a new book coming out — so she’s making the media rounds. Here she is with Fast Company: Last year, Brown gave… Continue Reading