October 31, 2017 Lets Pretend

My coworkers and I were fortunate to see two Halloween celebrations this year. Last Friday, all the parents who work in our building were allowed to bring their kids around to the offices for trick or treating. I’m not sure who got into it more, the office workers who decorated …continue reading

October 30, 2017 Pick your -ism

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill Since my colleague referenced Churchill awhile back, I thought I’d use it as a springboard to talk about one of my favorite quotes. All of us have a choice of how we …continue reading

October 29, 2017 – Why?

One of the more interesting books I read in Russian was a children’s book titled “Why”. It follows a little Russian boy asking his Mom “why” every time she tells him something.  Most parents are familiar with this exercise. I really like the word why.  Too many times decisions are …continue reading

October 28, 2017 – Love is a Verb

“George Washington Carver said we should be kind to others: “How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life, you will have been all of these.” …continue reading

October 27, 2017 – Tech Talk

It has been awhile since I have posted about tech items, and I was having difficulty knowing what to write about today, so I thought this would be a good time to update my advice.  A lot has happened in tech this year.  With ransomware and other threats on the …continue reading

October 24, 2017 Arguments

”When you are arguing with an idiot, a passerby sees two idiots.” – Mark Twain Twain’s advice is sound for all of us. I see the “conversation” occurring between a congresswoman and the White House Chief if Staff and can’t help but remembering this advice. Those who take the time …continue reading

October 21, 2017 – Flawed Perfection

This post was inspired by some recent discussions with friends and some colleagues about how everyone else seems to have perfect lives as they are going through various issues and adversity.  We seem to forget the concept of “the grass is greener on the other side of the fence” and …continue reading