Category Archives: Personal

New Things

Here’s the thing: I don’t actually love new things. Not really. I still do them all the time; I’ve got this huge list of cool stuff I’ve tried over the years, and obviously there was a first time for everything. … Continue reading

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Can I Write?

I’ve had kind of an up and down last couple months, and part of the reason is that I’ve started writing again. Specifically, I’m taking a writing class with Grub Street, which is a creative writing organization in Boston that … Continue reading

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Social Media Audiences

I think I get that Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and a personal blog are for separate and distinct purposes; however, in my case (in the case of most people not Building Their Personal Brand), the audiences overlap so much that it’s … Continue reading

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happy 2010!

I hope everybody had a great holiday and new year celebration! I’m back in Boston after a relaxing visit to family in PA and a raucous New Year’s evening (and early morning) in NYC. Santa was quite generous; we now … Continue reading

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long-term jobs

My dad retired from his job of 35 years on Friday. Having a truly long-term job is uncommon–even in his age group, only about 28% stay in one place for over 20 years. Continue reading

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bye bye brickskellar

The Brickskellar was probably the first bar I ever visited in DC. I discovered it when I was still expanding my beer horizons, and you can’t get much more variety than a place with over a thousand different options. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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fire alarm

The fire alarm in our building was going off when I woke up this morning. It’s not hooked up to the local emergency services system; you would still have to actually call 911 to get a fire truck to show … Continue reading

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frequency, brevity, and timing

Apparently, the best time to publish new blog posts is on Friday and Saturday mornings. However, there is about a four-fold increase in unique views if you publish more than once a day. I have also heard that two paragraphs … Continue reading

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I’m back!

I’ve been away from blogging for a bit, as you can see. It’s not the first time I’ve put the keyboard down for awhile; this time, the main impetus is a career realignment. I’ve decided to close up shop as … Continue reading

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x of the month

Today is my Mom’s birthday. Happy Birthday Mom! As you get older, buying gifts gets more and more complicated. If you’re like me, you tend to just go out and buy those essential things you need; given a situation where … Continue reading

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