Our discussion today was about happiness. How do you find happiness in 40+ hours of the same thing, day in, day out, week in, week out. Don’t find a job, find a profession. Embrace the whole of it, not just the job you have today. Be ready to take on and embrace all the different facets, over the course of your career – fuel the passion of it all. Yes, do all of the other important stuff – love, hobbies, exercise, pay cash, eat better. But find the profession first, so you can have jobs within it. Bad boss?
I need some used books. Yes, used is fine. New would be wonderful, but really, good used books will be just fine. There’s a great list of books on cyber security, here.
Alone, I can’t change American culture and this strange relationship we have with guns and ammunition. There are so many different things that America could do, to change the levels of gun violence in America, and the numbers of events of school shootings in our country. But this isn’t small problem, these solutions aren’t tiny ones, either, and I’m afraid that I haven’t come upon one yet that I can implement myself, which will bring national, regional, or cultural change. But what I can do is model the behavior I want to see. The behavior I want to see in
As some of you know, my son and I have been working for a few weeks on a project to build a server in the basement. We have an old PC that had been in the extended family, and we’re breathing some new life into it. Time for an update.
Twice this summer, I drove West across America, as part of our relocation from Charlottesville to Portland, OR. Twice. I know a lot of people who haven’t done it once, and I had the good fortune of doing it twice such in this golden summer.
2015 is the year that I retire from the Army, and it’s the year that we’re going to move to Portland, OR. Portland. Yes, Portland. Why?
Leelah Alcorn killed herself on Sunday. Her family wouldn’t accept her for her she was. Her suicide note, left on Tumblr, is sad, tragic, pointed, and making a lot of people emotional and judgmental. I sent to my own two kids this article and told them I wanted to talk about this article after they’d read it. And, separately, I talked with each of them, telling them two things. 1. As parents, we have unconditional love for them. Our job is to help guide them in their journey to become awesome adults and responsible citizens, but is just that
Some insight into the 5 pillars in our 23 year union.
Oh, nothing. Just me dribbling on about my wife again….