What’s in a name?

“Ride it to the sky” is a lyric from one of my favorite songs, Magellan, by The Disco Biscuits. The tune beautifully chronicles the adventurer’s ‘round the world journey, culminating in a climactic peak:

One with the raging wind

Alive on the highest tides

My ship at sail can climb a mountain

Ride it to the sky

It’s an inspiring, fist-pumping moment, one that resembles the euphoric high of accomplishing something deeply meaningful. I love it.

The band has played an important role in my life. I saw my first show in high school, and have experienced over one hundred more across the world since then. I met my wife, Carrie, at their eponymous music festival in 2006. I also met my business partner and one of my best friends, Steve, through their music. When Steve and I founded GroupMe, we incorporated as Mindless Dribble, Inc., another Biscuits’ song.

And so the tradition continues. Ride it to the sky.

Hello again, World.

It’s been over a decade since I’ve actively blogged. I picked it up when I started my career at tumblr. I’m eager to give this another shot. I think I’ve learned some valuable lessons since then and I want a place to document them. I also want to improve my writing, and I think this is a good way to go about it. If someone happens to find what I have to share helpful then that’s just icing on the cake.