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The secret of my success…

Even though I currently work for a fairly large corporation, I have always tried to maintain an entrepreneurial attitude. For me, it’s not “our customers”, they are “MY customers”. I have been with the company for several years now, though layoffs, outsourcing, reorganizations and buyouts; this is probably the main reason they keep me around […]

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On Maine…

I am finally taking a well deserved vacation in Maine, my second “home”. As I have mentioned in earlier posts, my parents moved up here after my brother, sister and I moved out and started our separate lives. My parents decided to start fresh as well, so they built a house on a property they […]

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On patterns…

As a programmer, I am a big proponent of Patterns. In Computer Science, Design Patterns are basically reusable solutions to common problems that crop up when you are in a project’s design phase. Patterns represent the wisdom and collective knowledge of programmers that stand the test of time. They save time and effort, in that […]

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Blogging for the sake of blogging…

The reason I have not posted in so long is that nothing has really changed much. I am not one to really post crap when I have nothing to say, nor do I like being pressured in to having to write every day (or week or..uhhh month)… I have seen some really interesting resources, and […]

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Move To…Move Away…

I remember reading something somewhere that all of human behavior derives from two basic tendencies: “seek pleasure” and “avoid pain” or on a more basic level, move towards something, move away from something. Yesterday, I posted a link to Catherine Lawson’s excellent collection of resources for entrepreneurs. She saw it and came to my blog […]

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So you wanna be a Freelancer…Go For it!

In keeping with my theme of new beginnings, I am looking for articles and resources to help you go out on your own. Over at one of my favorite resources, Freelance Switch, there is a great article on kickstarting your Freelancing Career. Check it out […]

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I’m Baaaaaack…

First of all, I would like to wish any and all visitors to my site a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year. Regardless of what you do I hope you have a blast doing it, and if not, I hope you find the determination and courage to change your job to something you do find […]

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…and Ye Shall Receive…

So, this weekend we had a family emergency, and I had to get my wife up to New York City to tend to her ailing mother. (I had to pay through the nose for a last-minute airline ticket…arrrgh!). In the meantime, I am spending the week between work (and a very important project) and being […]

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Our House is a very, very, very, fine house…

Sorry, putting on my real estate investor hat on for this post… So…this is how my day went… 9:00 a.m. Met with the Appraiser at the house I am buying… Nice guy – put up with me pointing out absolutley everything nice about the house (Nice House = Nice Appraisal = more money to pay […]

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Four Habits to Improve your Life

I have been catching up on my blog reading lately and saw this over at 43 Folders. The post is about Don Miguel Ruiz’s book “The Four Agreements”. Basically the Four Agreements are as follows: 1) Be impeccable with your word. 2) Don’t take anything personally. 3) Don’t make assumptions. 4) Do your best. Yeah…the […]

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