Starbucker was the first recipient of Basil the donkey and the Fawlty Towers DVDs (which sadly seem to have gotten lost between Philadelphia and Belarus…)
Starbucker’s blog is Ramblings from a Glass Half Full. It’s worth reading — lots of entertaining ideas, thoughts on leadership, etc.
Last night, Starbucker, his wife and I connected in Montreal (where I live.) Starbucker and his wife were up for a mini-Thanksgiving vacation and it was great to meet a fellow blogger in person.
We had a great, rambling conversation on a ton of subjects: blogging, podcasting, information products, connecting online, a possible blogging conference in Chicago next year, ayurvedic health, yoga, eating healthy, travel, the future, entrepreneurship, Colorado, differences between the US and Canada, and much, much more.
Here’s a picture of the two of us at a fairly swanky restaurant/bar/club on St. Laurent street in Montreal:
(It looks like we’re in some kind of alien spaceship, but we’re not.)
Connecting online works. It builds real relationships that can grow beyond digital connections very easily.
I look forward to the next chance that Starbucker, his wife and I get to meet. The glass is certainly more than half full and sometimes you have to be the glass. (It’s true. Trust me. Be the glass. *smile*)