Category Archives: advice

Persistent IT Vendor Outsourcing and the Demoralized Technical Workforce

I just realized why I’m so unhappy at work. I’ve been working on IT solutions for the past 4 years that are “foundational” meaning nothing innovative, nothing groundbreaking – just projects that have the purpose of being a backbone for … Continue reading

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Web Dreams: My Nocturnal Mission

I’m crazy when I sleep. And I’m looking for answers as to what happens during the night. Frequently, I get woken up by things moving in my room. Other times my wife wakes to see me hovering uncomfortably close (and diabolically, … Continue reading

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Why Does the Antelope Do that?

Today is my 9th day in Peru. Here’s another entry from my latest work entitled, “I Write On Anything (Written on a Napkin)“. This is also available as an eBook. This was written for a Psychology assignment back in college. I … Continue reading

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I’m a Prick – How Did That Happen?

Just a little prick… When did I become such a prick? I like pretending I don’t see people as they run to the slowly closing doors begging, “please hold the elevator!” It gives me pleasure to see their frustrated figures in the … Continue reading

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Goethe on Twitter: 13 Tweets from “The Faustenator”

For anyone that doesn’t yet have a favorite philosopher, I am here to help. I’m not going to push Freud or even Nietzsche, Plato or Kant on you. I’m not going to go all moral old-school on you with Spinoza nor … Continue reading

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Writers Unite!

I’m getting called up to the majors. They think I’m ready. I know I’m ready. I’ve been waiting for years for this opportunity. I’m sure I can help the team. These are comments that we’re used to hearing in a … Continue reading

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Talking Tough with Turquoise (or Muave)

Alright already. I’ve heard it once too many times. This is nearly as prevalent as “there” being used for “their” and “your” for “you’re” and just as annoying. Now I am hardly the type of person that enjoys correcting people. … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have to Know

You don’t have to know. I don’t know. Can you say it? Does it hurt you? Does it hurt your pride? How do you feel when you say it? Does it scare you? I have to ask            because I … Continue reading

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This is for the Weak People

This one is for the weak people, the pathetic. This is for the people that things happen to; the people that know not how to make things happen for them. This is for the people that get taken advantage of … Continue reading

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My Excuse? Hey, Imma Writer!

In my third novel, Backgammon, I modeled a sexually ambiguous character after a close relative. “It” passes gas inappropriately, has a most unbecoming gait and constantly has its integrity challenged. I don’t believe a more unflattering reference is possible, although … Continue reading

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