Category: Life

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Happy Fifth Birthday

Dear Son, I can’t believe you are five today. It felt just like yesterday when my bundle of joy came into this world. Time sure flies, doesn’t it? You may be too young to...

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New Job Search? ZipRecruiter It!

Dear Friend, I’m one week into my new job and it’s been a major adjustment. However, that’s a tale for another day. I hope you are not getting overwhelmed with my old tasks and...

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Club MomMe Fall Family Fest 2015 Recap

I spent my Sunday having family fun and getting educated at the third annual Fall Family Fest.  It took place again at the South Coast Botanic Garden. Kudos to Rachel, Club MomMe, and Mom.Me...

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Consultant Conundrum

After returning from a relaxing Hawaii vacation I felt recharged. I had planned to write more regularly, but ran into multiple work emergencies that even bled into my free time. This can be an...

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Fix The Process Instead Of Finger Pointing

It was an unusually hot spring day. My wife and I quickly donned our sunglasses. Not wanting to leave out our son, my wife asked, “Where’s his sunglasses?” As I backed out of our...

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New Travel Channel Star?

Last weekend, I visited the Travel Channel booth at the LA Travel & Adventure Show. I am still putting together my recap, but one of the highlights was a flyer touting auditions for the...

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Consultant Constructive Criticism

For weeks, one of the biggest things on my mind as I worked side by side with a less than stellar consultant was, should I give him feedback on his performance. It was a...

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Job History Trumps Skills And Experience

A few weeks ago, my partner in crime Chet headed off to a much deserved vacation. Since he was going to be gone for awhile and traveling abroad, my upper management hired a consultant...

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Trust Your Results

Throughout my IT career, I never gave much thought to printing. I took it for granted as a background process much like internet connectivity or telephone reception. With the advancement of printer equipment, computers,...

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Mind Over Matter Fail

A few weekends ago, I had a brief moment to catch up with one of my out of town buddies. We didn’t have much time as we grabbed something from the car and headed...