September 2019 Thoughts

My posting activity has started to drop off again. This is partly due to a large workload and traveling schedule. I'm enjoying my work immensely but my blog is neglected as a result. A few weeks ago I even considered shutting this blog down...

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Last Week

Last week was one for the books. I ended up being stranded for 24 hours in Charlotte, NC on Wednesday and couldn't get a flight out until the next day. Thanks crazy weather! Overall it was a good week. Work Traveled to Chicago to present at a...

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Living the Dream?

I'm going to preface this post by saying that lately I've been pretty emotional. I'm not sure why, but perhaps it has to do with the fact that in a few short years I'll be a half century old. I'm starting to look around me and catch glimpses of my …

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Some Time Off

I took some time off this weekend camping with the boy and his Scout Troop. We had a great time and it was good to get out there and 'rough it.' This wasn't a real roughing it type of camping but more of a car camping event. Still, we slept …

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The Download

Good Morning. My name is Tom, it's April 2018 and I'm done laying low. It's time to download all this 'stuff' that's been on my shoulders for so long. I feel like I'm just coming out of a long funk that has had the combined effects of burnout and a …

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On Self Reliance

In 1994 I moved to Albuquerque. I had just graduated with my engineering degree and was offered an entry level position at a firm out there. I packed up my meager belongings and drove 2,000+ miles cross country to start a new life. I learned...

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My Second Anniversary

I'm about to celebrate my 2 year anniversary at RapidMiner in 3 days! Wow, time flies when you're having fun! I've gotten to work with some amazing talent in those few short years. I met many cool people, clients, and made many presentations. I...

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