Thoughts

Light up the World

There was an attack last night. I don’t know who perpetrated the attack. I don’t know how many people were involved. I do not know the extent or existence of a network involved with this attack. I do not know the total number dead. I do not know the total number injured. There’s a lot

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My friends don’t need me anymore.

New York was an interesting experience for me. It made me realize everything that I could do on my own, and also just how much I loved my friends and Family. The decision to move back to Missouri and search for a job while here was easy to make – and I haven’t had cause

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A lot has happened

In June I drove back to Missouri for a week. I was officiating my best friend’s wedding, picking up my mother and Girlfriend, and in general just trying to reconnect with people I used to see daily. It left me very homesick. When I got back to New York, it didn’t take long before I

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How to train your Network

You should see the shudders I get from people when I talk with them about building their network. They almost visceral fear or loathing of the idea is evident on their face, and immediately their eyes gloss over like Brandon Stark’s when he wargs. I can’t blame them, either. Most people approach networking as if

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A long and final life

I spend a lot of time thinking about death; probably an inordinate amount of time compared to others my age. As I get older, though, I feel like maybe I’m approaching the same amount of attention that others provide the concept; but maybe not. Maybe I am morbidly fascinated with the idea of dying and

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In the garden of good and evil

I like Dungeons and Dragons. I really do, but I find that some of the people who play the game get too stuck on the rules to allow themselves the flexibility required to create a good story. In this case, a DM had a group of players who decided to make use of the ever-treacherous

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