Feel Empowered, Cancel Comcast

Several months ago, we decided to cancel our home telephone.  There were a number of factors that went into this decision.  For example, we were paying more than $50/month for a phone number that was really only used for my wife to talk with her month each weekend and the occasional work-related conference call.  Perhaps…

New Running Shoes

Three Months to Marathon

With only three months until Disney Marathon Weekend, I’ve run myself right down to the wire.  If I start training tonight, which I did, I would have time to ramp up to 20 miles, then taper for two weeks before the marathon.  It’s unfortunate I didn’t start training a few weeks earlier like I had…

Lombard Street

San Francisco Visit 2012

The second half of our 2012 vacation was to San Francisco; we drove directly there from Yosemite National Park where we had spent the previous three days.  I had visited San Francisco a few years ago and while I was only there for a couple of days (I was coaching a marathon group running the…

Yosemite National Park Visit 2012

Since we were traveling to California for a wedding (Jen’s cousin got married in Lancaster, in the Antelope Valley of the Mojave high desert) we decided to merge our annual vacation with this trip.  We new we wanted to visit Yosemite National Park.  I had been to San Francisco a few years ago while coaching…

The Dark Knight Rises

So, Jen and I went to see The Dark Knight Rises, Part 1 today at the movie theater.  I have to say that was a really good movie.  It didn’t hurt that scenes Anne Hathaway in tight leather pants were scattered throughout the film. Overall, it was as good as the two previous ones that…

New Job

I’ve been working as a contract Product Manager for a small start-up here in Jacksonville for about a year now.  A couple of weeks ago they offered me a permanent position here and I decided last week to accept the position.  My new title is Sr. Solution Engineer, and I’m responsible for providing the technical…

Anniversary in Savannah

For our fourth wedding anniversary, Jen and I headed off to Savannah, Georgia to revisit the location of our honeymoon. I’m still angry that I’ve lived the last 40 years of my life only about two and a half hours from this amazing location and never went until only a few years ago. We stayed…

Skydiving

Skydiving

Jen and I went sky diving while we were in Nevada and had the best time.  We both jumped tandem from 12,000 feet and I’m totally addicted now!  I looked into the cost of parachutes but the damn things are $5000.  I’m not willing to sell one of my racing bikes, so I guess the…

SPHR Exam

SPHR Certification

I passed my certification exam!  I took a group study course in early 2010 when I finally decided to sit for this exam, and managed to pass a year later after studying for only two weekends.  Maybe that wasn’t the best approach, but whatever. The Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) exam is a three-hour 200-question…