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Archive for April, 2009

The Tao of Travel #8

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

We always hear how every action we take affects everyone else, but it is never more true than in the confines of airplane cabin.

Meanwhile back at the airport

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Here I am back at the airport, waiting for standby to get to Chicago. Seems like we just got back from DC, but in the mean time I had two job interviews (alas, neither a callback), househuests (friends from LA), and some construction (stucco removed from our balcony so the engineer can determine the cause […]

The DC trip

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

We planned a trip to DC months ago, so even though things are a bit tight, we still went.  In a way it’s our 20th anniversary trip – John and I met in DC in May of 1989. The plan was to take an overnight flight on Friday the 3rd, arriving on Saturday morning.  The […]

The Tao of Travel #7

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

I came out the door, looked at the parking lot, and froze. “Can’t remember where you parked?” Robin said. “No, I can’t remember what I parked” I replied.

Job search traps

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

In the last few weeks I’ve run into a few new job search traps that I don’t recall from previous searches. The first is the same job posted repeatedly.  In the past, you’d run into one or two jobs that were being handled by two recruiters, but now it seems like everyone is handling the […]