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Work To Live

This editorial was originally published on May 2, 2012. It is being re-run as Steve is at SQL Bits. I’m halfway through my career, having spent about 20 years since college working in technology with another twenty to go. The … Continue reading

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2015 For Me

This was an interesting year for me. Certainly a time of change with one kid starting high school, one entering his last year, and one graduating from college. These events signal a bit of a change for me, and have … Continue reading

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Closing Down for the Year

Today is my last day of work for 2015. I’m actually proud that I’ve managed to take almost all my vacation (3 days left), and will be enjoying myself next week with my family, taking our holiday vacation in the … Continue reading

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A Few Days Off in Space Country

The new Star Wars film opens today, and while I won’t see it then, perhaps I’ll get to it early next week in the shadow of the US space program. My middle son is in his last year of high … Continue reading

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Graduation – An Exciting Day

It’s quite an exciting day for me today. My oldest son graduated college this morning, finishing his Bachelor’s degree and beginning the next phase of his life. I’m quite proud of him and just wanted to put a few memories … Continue reading

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Thankful in November

I’m taking a short break from technical talk today to spend a few minutes thinking about life. My wife started the Thankfulness challenge in November, and while I didn’t participate, I’ve been thinking about life as I watch her posts. … Continue reading

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Make a #SQLWish Come True

A few weeks ago I was sitting in Farestart at the annual Friends of Redgate dinner when my eyes teared up. The waiter was explaining the mission of the organization, and I was proud that Redgate chooses to support them. However I … Continue reading

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Culture Differences: US v UK

This is a bit of an off topic post from the technical stuff, but there’s a bit of a tie-in, so stick with me. I had to get a tire fixed this morning. I actually owned a replacement tire, so … Continue reading

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The Importance of Our Work

My wife has often uttered a particular saying during stressful times in her career. She spent 20 years working in computer telephony and speech, often in sales, and would remind her colleagues that they “weren’t saving babies” as they worked … Continue reading

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RIP, Mr. Nimoy

I’ve got a lot of memories of Mr. Spock. Played by Leonard Nimoy in the iconic Star Trek series. I grew up watching him, and enjoying his character. While I liked Scotty, I think Spock might have been my favorite … Continue reading

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