Hi! I’m Rick. I like to write. I mean, I ‘like’ like to write. After switching to English as a major in college after three or four weeks of Chemistry/Political Science because “I wasn’t reading enough,” I put myself squarely in the word-guy camp. I like numbers, I really do, but numbers are facts; words are direction. The same numbers can lead to different interpretations, and that’s why they’re ultimately subordinate, but critical, in shaping the world.
I’m a [currently] single dad. Find out more about me if you like. If you’re an inspiring muse-type woman, just call or email and we’ll go from there.
I’m a lawyer by training, a Ranger by character, and an inventor by nature.
Lawyer: I practice startup and corporate law, with a fundamental approach of creating opportunities for clients to make decisions (which is the only route to useful action) by identifying, eliminating, transferring, and managing risks of all kinds.
Ranger: I went to Ranger School during my five years in the US Army Infantry after college. To be crystal clear (and if you don’t understand why this matters, it wasn’t written for you, don’t worry): I’m Ranger-qualified. You want a real Ranger, a guy I’d follow to the ends of the earth, call Danny McKnight.
Inventor: I think this is a better word for me than entrepreneur because I haven’t really started that many businesses (even though I’ve been working mostly for myself for over 10 years now). I invent ideas — systems — for making things work.