April 10, 2019

Bum's Beach at 7:12am

Sunrise from Bum's Beach, Marquette, MI

Sunrise 100 of 365

  • Sunrise time: 7:12
  • Azimuth: 78°
  • Did the sun rise: Yes
  • Was the sun visible: Yes


  • Temperature: 32 ºF
  • Felt like: 25 ºF
  • Conditions: Overcast
  • Wind: 7 mph
  • Visibility: 10.0 mi
  • Humidity: 82%


  • 17mm
  • f/9.0
  • 1/100 sec
  • 400


Bum's Beach, Marquette, MI

46° 32' 7" N, -87° 23' 37" W

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Musings [180 words]

On feeling failure

It’s a common question at every conference, speaking gig, etc. And I actually get nervous that I’m going to get the question more.

“You’ve told use abut youe successes. What about your failures?”

Maybe it’s cliche, but my successes are my failures. Or my failures are my successes. Somethjng like that.

You see, I feel the most failure with the most successful projects I’ve done. How can that be?

Well, the Hometown Invasion Tour was a huge successful, right? Well, I never did write a book about it. And Beer With Branson, it did happen. But I never got a lengthy sit down conversation like I hoped.

More so, perhaps my failure is the projects that never got off the found. Most of which, only I know about.

Because Hometown Invasion Tour happened. A beer it’s Richard Branson happened. The goal was never to write a book.

So we can set these lofty dream-like hopes and expectations within any given project. And each project had its own successes and failures, but anything launched is a success.


Fuel more Sunrises

There is plenty more to come from Year of the Sunrise. You can always add a cup of coffee to keep me going strong in the mornings, or a tank of gas to get me to some new places, as the sun keeps rising.