Category : Me

The 2015 New Year’s Resolutions

In 2014 I got much better about tracking my successes and failures thanks to both improvements in technology and my discipline.  I intend to use these improvements in order to make my goals stick.  This year I’ve added a few metrics under most of my goals and even created one…

2014 New Year’s Resolutions Recap

2014 was an interesting year.  I can only claim success on one of my four goals from last year, but I have good excuses for all and notable progress on 2 more.  To recap, my goals were (here’s the full post if you want to see why I picked them):…

The 2014 Resolutions

I haven’t done a New Year’s Resolutions post in a couple of years, but I think this is an important year to document my goals.  Professionally, I’m getting pretty settled in helping Fannie Mae produce better software both faster and cheaper.  I love this job, but I fear that my…

I Don’t Want to Have Kids, Why You Shouldn’t Care

I try not to get too personal on this blog, but I noticed a couple articles last week about people who don’t want to have kids.  Both articles are worth the read, but can be summed up in a sentence each: Time Cover Story (Pay Wall):  Look at all the…

A First Class Ticket on the Titanic

As I mentioned in my return post, I have now taken a full-time job at Fannie Mae.  When I tell people this, I usually get a queer look and a question.  My favorite of these questions is, “Isn’t that a little like buying a ticket on the Titanic AFTER it…

Back In Action

A little over two months ago I landed in Washington, DC and was happy to tell you all that I was back in the blogging business after a brief brake.  Turns out, I was full of it.  Life got really exciting down here in DC as the project I’m working…

Live From Washington, DC

It it seems like its been a while since I posted, it’s because it has been.  Twenty-nine days to be exact, my longest drought in a couple of years.  Hopefully this post will not only end that drought, but explain its existence. Remember Cavell & Cavell, that consulting company I formed…

Unapologetically Competent

I have been called egotistical.  I don’t think it’s a fare accusation at all.  As someone with big dreams and plenty of self-confidence I do my best to make sure I know and acknowledge my many weaknesses.  All you have to do is point out that I’m easily lost (awful…

A Thought on My 29th Birthday

This world demands the qualities of youth; not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the life of ease. – Robert F. Kennedy Last year I…

New York City

I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York’s skyline. Particularly when one can’t see the details. Just the shapes. The shapes and the thought that made them. The sky over New York and the will of man made visible. What other religion do…