Shane Rice

Tell me a story

November 15, 2019

Slate published a fascinating profile of John M. Ford and the end gave me goosebumps. The woman who would become his wife asked him this in…

#WorkFromHomeDay

April 10, 2019

It’s #WorkFromHomeDay! Here’s my story of transitioning from working in an office full-time to a full-time remote job. The first time I…

3 Simple SEO tips for every SaaS product

April 19, 2018

Search engine optimization is a big job, and if you’re on a small team, there’s a temptation to ignore SEO as a waste of time. SEO is a mix…

2018 is the year of 'What's Next?'

January 17, 2018

2017 was a year of big changes for our family. We welcomed our third sweet baby to this world in May. Jen lost her appendix. The older kids…

The fancy clams with the pearl inside

November 07, 2017

Some time in the middle of October I introduced my oldest daughter to the Newsies musical on Netflix. She’s 10, and I thought she’d like it…

Symbolism and dissonance

September 26, 2017

Symbols are useful. Letters help us encode our thoughts so they can be recorded and shared. Numbers help us quickly count and calculate…

I will miss my friend Steph

August 15, 2017

Steph was relentless. The best kind of relentless. Relentless in a way that made sure I committed to going on a LessEverything trip to Costa…

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press

June 26, 2017

Nobody Speak on Netflix A few days ago I noticed this in the new releases section on Netflix and added it to my list. Felt like something I…

Tiny Desk Concert with Yusuf Islam

June 19, 2017

My wife shared this Tiny Desk Concert with me this morning. I wasn’t quite expecting the gut punch “Father and Son” delivered when it showed…

Who do we want to be?

June 12, 2017

This thread chokes me up, you’ll need to click through to catch it all. It’s one tiny piece of a much bigger story, but it hits me hard as I…

It's hard to replace experience

January 27, 2016

If you speak Spanish, you know “pinche loco mujeres” means something like “f^!%$*# crazy women.” It’s not a kind thing to say in general…

No use for excuses

August 19, 2015

One weekend in 3rd grade I left my homework assignment at school. Some time on Saturday, I remembered I left my assignment at school and was…

Data is valuable. Insight is golden.

July 31, 2015

Original image by JD Hancock Last summer, Bill Gates posted a story about his favorite business book, Business Adventures by John Brooks. He…

Something new for shanerice.com

July 28, 2015

The last couple of months I’ve been kicking around a few ideas for new projects around. I want to help people who are just starting their…

Pull list for July 8th, 2015

July 09, 2015

The Star Wars relaunch released by Marvel Comics earlier this year revived a forgotten personal ritual: the pilgrimage to my local comic…

The best

June 04, 2015

The Karate Kid is one of those touchstone cultural movies from my early childhood, and one of the most memorable moments is the tournament…

Sesame Street and passing down empathy

January 16, 2015

You’ve probably seen this shirt at some point over the last few years: I learned it from watching Seasme Street If my generation really…

Gaps

January 03, 2015

Rocky Earlier this week Rocky was on TV, and I got to share parts of it with my 7-year-old daughter for the first time. She would flit in…

Food allergies, meet technology

December 06, 2014

Both our kids have food allergies, and our oldest has such a severe reaction to milk we carry Epi-Pens everywhere. We are all thankful we’ve…

The art of plussing it

October 14, 2014

Walt Disney was famous for pushing people who worked for him to “plus it.” Here’s how Ward Jenkins described it: This is still something…

A New Chapter

August 19, 2014

5 years ago I sent a tweet asking someone at AppRiver what I needed to learn to get a job in their support department. I got a reply telling…

Juicing Your Search-fu With DuckDuckGo

July 08, 2014

I read a great post by Danny Schriber over at the Zapier blog on setting up Google Chrome for Marketers. Don’t miss how he uses Chrome…

Synchronize Your Watches

December 31, 2013

Now I Know is a great daily email, especially if you like little bit-sized nuggets of history. Today’s email was about Times Square and how…

Girls Don’t Buy Enough Toys?

December 18, 2013

Wonder Woman by Flickr user JD Hancock! Shopping for Star Wars toys is an exercise in futility in our house. Actually it’s a challenge to…