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Skills Not Taught in School

When I was in middle school there was a “home economics” block of classes which everyone was forced to take: sewing, metal shop, wood shop, drafting, and a few others.  Granted that was a long time ago but I’m hoping … Read More

Evaluating Jobs

Over the years I have been in a variety of positions in a variety of companies, sometimes very content, and other times ready for a change.  Over the years I have developed my own criteria for evaluating how good a … Read More

Overcoming Resistance to Change

“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change -” ― Heraclitus Many people don’t like change, but if they have a voice in the change, they will be “bought in” and will be more accepting. This is important information for … Read More

2 Lifehackers

Lifehacker is one of the RSS feeds I review on a daily basis.  Most of the articles are pretty good, but today I found two which really hit home.  They reflect some of the philosophies I attempt to follow in … Read More

Deathbed Regrets

Interesting article about the regrets people have had on their deathbeds; I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard. I wish … Read More

Starting Surfing

After years of wanting to learn to surf, I finally got a cheap board, JC bought me a new wetsuit and we went out today.  We were only in the water for about 45 minutes but I’m super sore.  I … Read More

Relaxed working

Because of contract reasons, I’ve been taking some time off, no I didn’t get laid off. It’s been VERY nice, being able to wake up when I want (after the wife leaves early in the morning), answer a few emails, … Read More