HUGH CULVER

The magic of boring routines

The magic of boring routines

This morning I lined up a podcast, hit play, and headed out the door for a run. This wasn’t some extraordinary, Instagram-worthy, unique thing. I ran yesterday and will run again tomorrow. Running is one way I stay fit. It’s a routine.  And it’s a bit boring.  Our...

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Goodbye 2023

Goodbye 2023

Like so many years recently, this one felt pretty messy.  Our news feeds were full of wars, surprisingly blatant criminal shenanigans of politicians, inflation resulting in a painful string of interest hikes, and AI now threatening the future of many jobs.  But,...

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I am a volunteer

I am a volunteer

I volunteer. For all too many years, I was head-down, obsessed with business. My family was young, I needed income, and driving my business growth was an end to a means (as they say.) Volunteering took a back seat. When I sold my company three years ago, that started...

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My cartoons are (yikes!) online.

My cartoons are (yikes!) online.

It’s been a while. Earlier this year I was writing a lot. Most blog posts. A couple of book ideas came and went and then withered on the keyboard. And I was drawing.  At the start of the Pandemic, I challenged myself to scratch out one cartoon-like drawing every day...

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What, me worry?

What, me worry?

I was in a car the other day with a radiologist and a neurosurgeon talking about hypertension.  This conversation is actually not as unusual as it might sound. I volunteer for a local society that does trail clearing in a popular hiking and mountain bike park and many...

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The Art of Asking for What You Need

The Art of Asking for What You Need

When I was a kid my Dad was my hero. He wore a 3-piece suit to his accounting office, was always in control, and could fix anything. On weekends, the older kids became his soldiers marching around the property hauling downed branches, stacking wood, or some other work...

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Why I ran the Boston Marathon

Why I ran the Boston Marathon

There are at least two reasons we do anything. The most obvious is what we think we should do, like “Some expert on a podcast said I should eat more blueberries.” Then there is the second, less obvious reason, like “I want to feel better about my health.” Last week I...

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