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I Beat Cancer at 19 But I’m Still Fighting To Be Healthy

I beat cancer when I was 19. Well, I say "beat" but you don't really win against cancer, it leaves all sorts of mental and physical scars. Thirty or so years later its easy to forget how my life changed and  my legacy of small health issues. I got … [Read more...]

5 Job Interview Tactics With Startups That Piss Me Off

Working for a startup looks exciting and enticing. Interviewing for a startup job  is hugely annoying. Let me run through a list of "piss me off" things. Multiple Interviews: I'm willing to have a couple of telephone interviews and maybe two face to … [Read more...]

Ode to Melancholy

Seems a fitting poem for Boxing Day as the day after Christmas Day. Now that the orgiastic feast of food, gifting and family is done, it's time to feel a little let down. In this poem, Keats celebrates melancholy and the periods when you energy … [Read more...]

The CEO is only temporary

The CEO is only temporary. Your wife and family will still be there when you change jobs. And, likely, the boss will leave/move before you can accrue brownie points. Remember that when working late and add that to the balance decision you make. … [Read more...]

Like a Rock

Sitting at my desk with tears welling up in my eyes. A very old song echoing down the hallways of memory from my youth has just hit the iTunes DJ. Ahhhh, sadness, whimsy and golden-hued reminiscence. I can clearly remember howling this at full voice … [Read more...]