A Memorable August Leads to a Difficult (but Necessary) Decision


August was one of the most memorable months of my life.

First, I received an unexpected promotion at work. I was thrilled to say the least.

Yes, it will be a tremendous challenge. And I have a number of new responsibilities now on my plate (and surely a little added stress). But that just means that it is a perfect opportunity for growth and meaningful achievement.

Then, on the morning of August 23rd, the woman I adore and appreciate more than words can express agreed to marry me.

The picture you see above was taken a few moments after she graciously overlooked my nervous rambling and said yes to my proposal … making me the luckiest guy I know.

The elation of that moment still has not subsided. It has, though, been joined by the reality of the next step that Heather and I must take: planning a wedding. From what I know of this process, having watched others go through it, the next 8-12 months (depending on what the date ends up being) are going to be jam-packed with action, the majority of which will not be, umm, stress-free.

I’m looking forward to it all. Between work, the wedding, and the everyday process of building this new shared life with Heather, the next year is going to be vastly different from the one that preceded it.

All of this leads me into the difficult decision that precipitated the big change alluded to in the headline of this post: Continue Reading

This Spectacular Seattle Restaurant Exemplifies Primility


In 1950 Peter Canlis set out to build “the world’s most beautiful restaurant.”

So says the “Architecture” page on the Canlis website.

Mr. Canlis may well have succeeded. (I mean, what restaurant website has an Architecture page?)

But it’s not just the physical beauty of the structure itself that makes Canlis a beautiful restaurant — and one that is worth investigating here at Primility.

It’s the people inside, and what they stand for, that make Canlis a remarkable restaurant. Continue Reading

Two Months of Daily Primility


Few people have inspired me during the early part of this Primility journey like Sonia Thompson.

Not only was she one of the very first people to request a wristband (#9 right here!), she has always been willing to lend an encouraging word, comment on posts, share posts with her audience, and take the time to email me when she encounters primility impacting her daily life.

Sonia is the kind of person who makes you feel appreciated for the role you play in her life. We all need more such people in our lives, who lift us up and make us better.

So it is with great pleasure that I share with you the following email that Sonia sent me … about her impending adventure that I bet you’re going to wish you could join her on. Continue Reading