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Surviving Unemployment

The impact of losing a job can be severe.  I know from personal experience.  I found it equal measures of challenging and depressing.  Thoughts of how to keep paying the bills were on my mind constantly.  I tried to be excited about new opportunities and to do something different, and while it’s important to be…… Continue reading Surviving Unemployment

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In Memory of Kathi

Life always seems to come down to numbers and stats.  Each year, numbers of children are born, numbers of people die.  We divide our populations into generations, boomers, x, millennial, etc…  A certain number of people will contract a disease or sickness.  Stats document people affected by the coronavirus or the flu.  War seems to…… Continue reading In Memory of Kathi

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The Greatness of Neil Peart

As a fan of the band Rush, it was with stunned disbelief when I read that Neil Peart passed away right after the new year.  Neil was a pro in every sense of the word.  After the announcement that he died from brain cancer, tributes poured in from fans, and fellow musicians.  His skills are…… Continue reading The Greatness of Neil Peart

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The Building of Integrity and Character

Throughout my career in the information technology field, I’ve lost count how many times I upgraded computer labs.  The time required for disconnecting and dismantling the computers were far quicker than the setup of the new machines.  New computer setups require extensive time and effort to properly get the machines set up, configured, and keeping…… Continue reading The Building of Integrity and Character

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Celebrate Your Accomplishments

As I watched the final round of The Open Championship, I wondered if the two top contenders going down the stretch had one any of golf’s majors.  I enjoy when someone can celebrate their first big win as a professional.  This year, Shane Lowry won handily, and raised the Claret Jug for his first major…… Continue reading Celebrate Your Accomplishments

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Embrace All Learning Examples

Think of life as just a long string of learning opportunities.  Individuals learn and grow through all stages of life, experiences building upon experiences.  Humans are simply a culmination of what they have learned and experienced from birth until death. Learning derives from experience.  When someone fails an exam in school, the lesson learned is…… Continue reading Embrace All Learning Examples

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Internship: Getting Experience

I was asked recently from a college student about how to get an internship position, and took some time to share my advice and recommendations.  One of the problems in the business and technology world is entry level positions do not seem to be truly entry level in terms of requirements.  Many entry level positions…… Continue reading Internship: Getting Experience

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Mindful Actions for Positivity

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, as stated in Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion.  Although Newton was arguing in terms of physics, I like to adopt the mindset of applying this to my personal life.  For every one of my actions, thoughts, and words, there is a reaction onto others. …… Continue reading Mindful Actions for Positivity