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2017 Week 1 in Review

Monday – was considered a holiday, even though I was ready to get back to work. Most of the rest of the workweek was spent re-establishing routine and momentum. I broke ground on G’s playhouse. Despite how it looks in … Continue reading

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Blessed Christmas

I’m a true believer that it is better to give than to receive.  However, gratitude is one of my core values.  So, it’s fitting for me to share some of my Christmas bounty and show some gratitude to those whom … Continue reading

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20-Year HS Reunion: Go or Don’t Go?

My 20-year high school reunion is coming up next month, and I’m pretty sure that I’m not going. My tenth came and went, and the same cliques were still in place. Time has had a desaturating effect on my memory … Continue reading

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Make Recruiters Work For Their Money

In the software industry, the going rate that recruiters (a.k.a. headhunters) earn for successfully placing you in a job is 20% of your first year’s salary, give or take.  I imagine it’s a pretty good living if you have a … Continue reading

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I Pay For Water

I’d like to live in a city where I can water whenever I want.  I don’t live in that kind of city. In an effort to conserve scarce resources, the city of Austin, like many cities across the country, imposes … Continue reading

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