How To Eat For Ten Dollars

Now that I am going back to school I have to be budget conscious about just about everything, even food. The difference is that now I have to worry about feeding more mouths (even in Midlife) then when I was in college years ago… I like to cook and I am always looking up recipes online and trying new things. It was a little before our weekly shopping trip so I looked in the refrigerator Read More …

What Not Getting a Job Taught Me About The Universe

I had been close so many times! I rarely got feedback from employers but when I did it was usually, “You are our second choice, unfortunately (for you) we went with the other candidate”. This was hard to take. For the longest time I thought that I just hadn’t found the right fit and that it was just a matter of time before I got the elusive offer. Now I know it is not going Read More …

A New Beginning for Me?

I haven’t been able to post much lately as I a have been very busy trying to find work. If you have been reading my blog you may now that I have been unemployed for over a year. I was hoping to give good news eventually but it is news of a different sort…I stopped looking for work. “Uncle!” After 163 job postings 20 interviews, over a half dozen going to 2nd Interviews I still Read More …

Elizabeth Holmes Theranos Woes Could Have Been Avoided

I consider myself a bit of an armchair Theranos analyst now. I have successfully watched and read all the mainstream media on the scandal. I have watched the Nightline Documentary The Drop Out:The Story of Elizabeth Holmes that came out 3/15/19. I also read the book Bad Blood by John Carryrou and I just finished watching the HBO documentary The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon valley which came out on 3/17/19. Essentially it is Read More …

What a Bad Network Cable and Being Ghosted Taught me

It had been awhile but I had made a network cable many times before. However, in previous positions I had needed to do this less and less so I never thought it would be a skill I would be tested on. I also thought it weird for it to be part of a second interview. My first interview went well and the recruiter was keeping in contact with me about the opportunity in question. I Read More …

Blogging About Blogging

My wife Jennifer and I have come to a conclusion. We should be more than just partners in marriage (LOL). We have been reading some great articles about personal finance. Actually we were reading different articles but they both pretty much were saying the same thing. They both mentioned that having a side hustle is a good way to have more financial success maybe even financial freedom…. Getting Started We always thought about it so Read More …

Starting over again….sort of

I know the picture looks a little dramatic. I also know that it has been awhile since I last posted…..It has been a topsy turvy few months! I have been looking for work for almost 10 months now and I am not employed yet. It is not like I haven’t been getting interviews (I have had 9). It raises the question whether it is better to have bad employment or no employment. I am starting Read More …

Why Iteration is Great For Process Improvement

I have several ash trees that have succumbed to the emerald ash borer so while I am looking for a new opportunity, I am cutting, splitting and stacking wood. It is actually pretty good exercise! What I have found is that I have been employing my IT/Business skills to this task. I split wood with my Dad and Brother when I was younger. It involved us going into the forest on the back of my Read More …

How Diversity Might be Construed as Upsetting People?

I just read a great article on why you should upset people . It was written by a gentleman named Curt Mercadante. In it he says that we are not doing this enough. I agree but if you look at our world you can see a lot of pissed off people…. I think it comes from the inability to realize diversity in the world. I will give you a good example. I don’t like to Read More …

Why are you not Using Your Strengths?

I just finished reading a great article on the Harvard Business Review website titled Why Talented People Don’t use Their Strengths. It explains how the CIO of the NFL felt that a lot of her staff were in the wrong positions. She found out what their strengths were and put them into roles that played to them. It was painful and a little uncomfortable at first but in the end, it was the right move. Read More …