Shawn Hooghkirk

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Christian, Husband, Father, Fresno State Alum, Owner / President @ Graticle

Where will websites be in 20 years?

That’s a question I’ve been asking myself lately. Since I depend on the industry at the moment, it’s a valid question. At the end of the day, websites are here to get our message to the world. Whether a service, store, or personal blog, websites close the loop of communication. They’ve done a great job at that [...]


“It is fatal to know too much at the outset. Boredom comes as quickly to the traveler who knows his route as the novelist who is over-certain of his plot.”

— Paul Thoreau

“I Promise Myself…

To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.

To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet.

To give so much time improving myself that I have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.

To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so as long as I am true to the best that is in me.”

— Christian D. Larson


Journaling has been my newest weapon in life. Documenting the highlights from each day, ideas, struggles and victories has been powerful. Even more, is reviewing those notes the following year. It’s amazing the amount of information I forget. Whether an event or a new business idea. Blink, gone. Of course, not all of my ideas are [...]

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