Monthly Archives: May 2021

Memorial Day Missive

“Older men declare war, but it is youth that must fight and die.” Herbert Hoover Monday is Memorial Day and I can’t help but think about my deceased father and his service to his country.  Like most men his age, my father spent his late teens and early twenties in some branch of the armed […]

The Dragon is Me

“I would never slay the dragon, because the dragon was also me.” John Green Since 1949, the United States has designated the month of May as Mental Health Month. I grew up surrounded by people who suffer from one form of mental illness or another, so I am fully aware of the trauma it brings […]

Securing Your SBC the Assertion Way

I live in a gated community, but I still lock my doors. My LinkedIn connections may have noticed that I list two current jobs.  My day job is Client Experience Innovations at Avaya.  That’s a fancy way of saying that I am paid to dream up and prototype new ways for people to connect and […]

Reach Out and Touch Someone (But Not Like That)

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” ― Carl Gustav Jung Recently, my wife and I needed to communicate with our 30-year-old nephew.  Since we didn’t know his phone number and couldn’t text him, we did what many people our age […]

Blockchain and Blockchain Mining

A couple of days ago, a friend and I were talking about cryptocurrencies and he asked me to explain blockchain and blockchain integrity.  My off-the-cuff explanation was woefully inadequate and so I promised him something a little more concise and a lot less confusing.  This video is an attempt at doing that.  I hope you […]

Weeding Your Garden

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out. Step 11 As the readers of my blog already know, I have a very high tech, nerdy career.  I spend my days in […]