For this story to be understood, you have to grasp that one thing. I have two fathers – one genetic and one by choice. One who chose to love me. This isn’t in the joyous sense that you find today where two men may be fathers and share the joy and love of a child. […]Continue reading
Change the game...
I should be working. Marking. Preparing my taxes. Doing that work that never gets done in the work week. Cleaning the kitchen. Doing chores. I’m not. Instead, I’m staring out at the lake. Lost in thought. Daydreaming. Wasting time. Or am I?Continue reading
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of […]Continue reading
Those of us who want to engage in constructive dialogue need the facts. Here are some links and resources – and a petition you might want to sign.Continue reading
I saw your post on Facebook. The one where you were trying to get people to sign the petition to “stop the immigration”. Wow. How do I respond to this? Well, I guess I can say that I’m kind of glad it was you who sent it. If it had been some stranger, I would […]Continue reading
I can’t believe it’s been a year. I started this blog years ago and it has evolved over that time. I’ve kept it up over the years as a place where I’d “live out loud”. I never restricted it. I would mix the intensely professional with the intensely personal. I would be fearlessly […]Continue reading
To study anything; to truly look at it in an objective way and then to share that experience is a true challenge. First you must first be able to agree on what it that you are talking about. That seemingly simple first step is often harder than it seems, particularly when it comes to the […]Continue reading
A bit of a warning here. This is probably more personal than my average post. I’m not sure how relevant it is to those who come here looking for business or strategy. But at this time of year, my thoughts turn to the more personal side of life. So in the spirit of “changing the game” – I’m talking about and sharing some intensely personal moments.Continue reading
Remember that childhood game, “Hot Potato”? You would take a ball, beanbag or other item and pretend it’s a hot potato. As soon as you got it you’d pass it on to the next person. Then at the end of the music, a timer or just a random announcement from the game master […]Continue reading
The enemy of freedom is not tyranny. It’s complacency. Our freedom, our lives – all that we believe in and hold dear does not get ripped from us all at once. It happens, as T.S. Eliot so famously said when he wrote: “This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, but a […]Continue reading
“You are the smartest people on the planet.” But before that can even sink in he drops the bombshell – “and that is your greatest liability.”Continue reading
This blog was inspired by work done by a group of us to assist in flood relief. The project created the video “Carolyn and I” which to assist the fundraising effort. You may want to follow this link after reading the blog, but I’ll leave that up to you. It’s been a while since I’ve […]Continue reading
“Canada, what are waiting for? Let’s move to the cloud!” RT @PeterCoffee quoting Tom Ruff #Akamai #CloudMattersContinue reading
Today, I will not live in fear. For all too many years, I did. I lived with fear. Even as I write this I can replay the feeling. The tightening muscles. The cold rush of adrenaline. It stops you dead in your tracks. I won’t say anything trite like “fear has been my friend”. It […]Continue reading
Hackers for right, we are one down.(from a tweet by Tim Berners-Lee father of the World Wide Web) His eyes haunt me. From those pictures that adorn the articles that pay tribute to this astonishing young man, he stares out at you. Depending on the shot, he is alternately mysterious, thoughtful, intense and occasionally mischievous. […]Continue reading
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get […]Continue reading
I am told that the world ended on December 21st. Not a minute too soon. Not that anyone would miss it. Not after this year! Oh, yes, it started with great promise. New Year’s Eve came with celebration, with hopes for a bright and wonderful future and of course, with the mandatory resolutions and promises […]Continue reading
A post has been making the rounds on the internet titled, “It’s Becoming Clear That No One Actually Read Facebook’s IPO Prospectus Or Mark Zuckerberg’s Letter To Shareholders.” I had to admit that I was on the people who hadn’t read it. Of course, why would I? I wasn’t going to be buying any Facebook […]Continue reading
A cold chill ran through my whole body.
I knew Helen. I should. I had created her. I mean really created her. I made her up. Her title – CSO started as a joke over lunch with a friend. Some joke.
I wasn’t laughing now.Continue reading