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Archive for June, 2009

The Tao of Travel #12

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

You can’t control the weather….but you can avoid Chicago in January I got to the airport a little late since it was a Friday and traffic was bad.  Major storm in Chicago and nothing, including my flight, was going there.  I had a choice when I booked the flight and chose to connect through Chicago […]

Long Commutes

Friday, June 26th, 2009

What a difference a few weeks can make. The company I worked for a few years ago called and asked if I would come back.  It’s sort of back to the future – I’ll be working at home when I’m not at a client and the clients will be mostly in LA for the next […]

Obama disappoints

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Yesterday, everyone was abuzz that Obama would extend benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees today.  When the actual announcement was made, it was an incredible disappointment.  Basically nothing was added that would cost the federal government any money.  This from a man who, during the election kept telling us about all the LGBT friendly […]

Working guy again

Monday, June 15th, 2009

The big news last week is that I accepted a position with the company I worked for a few years ago (Global 360).  I’ll be doing systems analysis and training, so it’s sort of ‘back to the future’.  I will have to face some clients I was working with and say that my experiment in […]

The Tao of Travel #11

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

We had a ritual when I was growing up. After a long trip, we’d lay everything we packed on floor and begin to make three lists – things we took and needed, things we took and didn’t need and things we didn’t have but needed.

Learning Lessons

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Last weekend I was in the play “Miss Witherspoon” (they broke the men’s parts up, so I only had about 12 lines), which is all about learning life lessons, so I’m putting the last week into that format. I didn’t do a lot on the work search front last week, figuring that no one would […]