Married to my best friend. Father to five exuberant children. Fledgling entrepreneur. Writer. Software developer. Inventory management expert.
Is It True or Just Clear?
How would you react if your partner or best friend told you that they only had a few weeks to live? Imagine that they tell you the story of going to the doctor for a routine check-up, and that the doctor found something in their bloodwork.
When Words Are Not Enough
Here’s a challenge: Without using the word “salty”, describe what salt tastes like. Now, describe the sound of a bell in as much detail as you can to someone born profoundly deaf. Then, describe the color red to a person born completely blind.
What Cost Are You Willing to Pay Tomorrow?
For nearly twenty years, I’ve written software. Most of the development I’ve done has been in old-school Visual Basic. There’s still an active developer community, but VB hasn’t been developed as a language in many years. Essentially, it’s dead.
What's the Worst Thing that Can Happen?
--- I have a bad habit of ruminating on problems. I've written about it before. This is the scenario: I imagine having a difficult conversation with my boss.¹ I'm a non-confrontational person so having hard conversations is, well, hard for me. The harder I perceive the conversation will be, the more I tend to fixate on it.
The Enfeeblement of Your Core Values
I'm a runner. In my prime, I ran, on average, about 60 miles per week. Trouble is, that's all the real exercise I got then and get now. I rarely spend time working on my core or my arms. As a result, I've got some well-developed muscles and others that struggle to wrestle with my 12-year old son. Additionally, I have recurring bouts of lower back pain and troubles with my feet.
Why Courage and Stupidity Are Basically the Same Thing
Scenario A A 20-something young woman stands at the top of a 50-foot cliff that gradually descends into a choppy lake below. Half of her friends are yelling at her not to do it. The other half, encouraging her. They all know she's a strong swimmer.
The Okayness of Ungreatness
If you’ve read much of my writing here on Medium, you know I tend not to stick to a particular topic. A good data analyst might be able to derive some patterns, but I mostly like to write about what’s interesting to me in the moment. I’m exploring my own thoughts and ideas about life, liberty, and the pursuit of a great grilled Salmon.