Category : Me

3:56:32 – Shameless Bragging

4 Hour Marathon was a New Years Resolution… in 2014. The scotch was purchased back in 2014 to celebrate… made it taste all the sweeter yesterday! A post shared by Jonathan Cavell (@burgherjon) on Nov 5, 2017 at 12:10pm PST I finally hit one of my long-term goals by finishing…

I’m Moving To NYC!

I intend to write a few posts during what is going to be a HUGE March for me, but let’s start with the facts.  The moving truck above is loaded up with my stuff and headed to New York!  I have resigned my Development Manager role at Fannie Mae and…

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…