Stop Hurting Yourself!


Okay, I admit it, I have been guilty of this in the past.  I have made my brother, my kids, and several other people over the years beat themselves up with their own hands.  It’s not a fact I am proud of, and I never took it too far, but yes, I have been guilty … Continue reading

Need Work? Learn How To Write Code


There is so much talk about the job market these days – sites like mine certainly don’t help – and it’s a wonder that the long-term unemployed don’t just throw their hands up in the air and quit outright. But the picture isn’t bleak for everyone.  Sure, if you are not white, have experience in … Continue reading

New Routine, New Challenges


Regular readers will notice that I have not written in this spot for a while. It takes some time to get used to a new job – and when that job requires one to leave the house at 5:00am, and not getting home until at least 6:30pm, well, it gets tough to try to keep … Continue reading

Idle Hands: Patience Is A Virtue (or Why This Site Is So Quiet Lately)


Just another update on Doug’s professional situation

Top 10 Reasons I Am Grateful To Be Starting My New Job


For those of you keeping track, my new job starts in just six more days. I actually don’t know too much about what my working environs will be like going forward – except for my manager, I haven’t met any future colleagues, or even really seen the office space. Even so, I can anticipate a few of the things this new job will bring – a long daily commute, again being subjected to the schedule of others, and a (more strict than being at home) dress code I will have to follow, including shaving every day!

While I am certainly feeling some trepidation about starting a new job, there are a lot of items on the “pros” side of my list too. So with the goal of thinking positively, I decided to give you, David Letterman style, the Top 10 Reasons I Am Grateful To Be Starting My New Job:

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