A Moment of Reflection and Upcoming Events

I feel like I’m sitting on the edge of a storm front, things are coming my way, things I’ve worked for and now I’m caught up in a wave…and I just have to ride it out and see where it goes.  I’m learning that it is possible to be excited, and proud and terrified at […]

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Yet A(nother) Year in Seattle – Week 28 – Normal is Highly Overrated

Yet A(nother) Year In Seattle Sunday, July 4, 2066 – Playing for Pyros. They say you should leave the fireworks to the trained professionals. Unfortunately somewhere along the lines, the professionals forgot to respect their pyrotechnics. You work with anything long enough you forget things, like the fact that fireworks are controlled explosives, keyword here […]

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Call the tech guy – Part Two

Troubleshooting a hardware problem – old school Non-geek version: I need a new computer… or least the insides of a new computer <Geek version> Last week I mentioned having hardware issues – I had hoped that a new power supply would do the trick but, no joy.  I replaced the Power Supply and got… nothing. […]

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May 14, 2014

Awake

Here I am, up way too early.  So what do I do? I write about it… It’s weird.  since I’ve started judging flash fiction, I’ve been less inclined to write it.  The thing is, it’s not some secret ‘I’ve seen behind the curtain’ kind of thing.  It’s more a case of being too judgmental of […]

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February 17, 2014

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My 2 cents: The Shutdown and my take on Congress at this point.

With furloughs in place, the trickle-down effect is being felt down the line.  Tomorrow I find out where I stand.  I’m not a government employee, or even a contractor.  I’m a software developer in a small shop that makes software for government contractors– and since they aren’t getting paid: we aren’t getting paid. While people […]

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October 4, 2013

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A Tale of Two Wal*Marts

Two Wal*Marts, both alike in dignity.  In the four state area where we lay our scene… Okay, technically it’s more like four Super*Walmarts and one regular one with a refrigerator section and a SAM’s club but it sounds better when you’re paraphrasing great works of literature. Seriously though, I live in an area dubbed ‘the four […]

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September 7, 2013

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Writing, an excuse for learning

(as if I really need an excuse) In case you haven’t figured out by now, I am a learning junkie.  It started when I was child and my mom and dad would do their cryogen demonstration*  for the boy scouts and it has followed me in everything I do. It’s one of the things I […]

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June 21, 2013