First off, let’s pre-empt the lunatics that are going to get all up in arms that “raising a puppy is nothing compared to a baby!” and vilify this post for the mere insinuation that my responsibilities are equivalent to theirs. Chill out. Of course raising a human child is more demanding than a dog. Nonetheless, there are clear […]
When I was a kid, I was all about building forts. More than a few times my brothers and I turned our swingset A-frame into a tarp fort complete with a mini-fridge, TV, and overhead lighting. Whenever the cushions from every couch in the house went missing you better believe there was a stronghold in the basement. […]
No matter what industry you’re in, everyone can benefit professionally from improving their writing style. This can refer to fixing basic grammar mistakes, eliminating the passive voice (something I struggle with quite a bit), or learning to leverage the power of narrative to get your point across.
Admittedly, I am not the strongest writer so […]
Yesterday Anne and I officially adopted the sweetest little staffordshire terrier/lab/hound/”brown dog” from the Homeward Trails Animal Rescue group. I’ve written before about the profound impact that a dog can have on your life and in less than 24 hours this pup has taken a hold of our hearts (and pooped in […]
Although I haven’t posted them in over a year, I’ve been curating Monthly Playlists since March 2012 that collect songs from all sorts of genres. These songs are pulled together from various other playlists, radio, friend recommendations, Pandora, and new album releases. The only difference from month to month is the mood I was in […]
Having recently taken the plunge into married life, Anne and I have come to appreciate the importance of humor in a relationship…and we’re certainly not alone.
Last week, Anne discovered 1styearofmarriage.com. Written under the pseudonym “Alice,” the blog chronicles the often-irreverent conversations she and her husband “Joe” have had over the first year of marriage. […]
A faithful dog will play with you,
He’ll laugh with you or cry.
He’ll gladly starve to stay with you,
Nor ever reason why.
When you’re feeling out of sorts, he’ll somehow understand,
He’ll watch you with his shining eyes and try to lick your […]
This post is part of my 30 day writing challenge designed to focus on sustaining creativity. For some more background, check out this post.
Over the past 2 years writing to this site, I’ve learned the best way to start writing is to simply start writing. To write when you […]
Creativity is a fickle beast. Sometimes you go weeks without a “good idea” and other times you’re thankful you keep a notepad next to your bed for those 3am epiphanies. Creativity is inspired by any number of sources: exercise, silence, music, fresh air, or cooking. It can’t be defined or manufactured. The only constant with […]
As a teenager, I will admit I had a very stereotypical (and admittedly immature) outlook on what my role would be on my wedding day: show up, stand at the alter, say “I Do,” and party hard. Wedding planning is done by the women, in particular the bride, and my job is to stay […]
Welcome! My name is Brett Snyder and I am the owner of Knucklepuck, a digital marketing agency based outside Washington D.C.
When I'm not studying and practicing SEO, you can find me hanging out with our dogs Lemon and Hippo, going to concerts, catching up with friends, exploring new hobbies, or spending time with my son Colin.