The Art of Getting Used To It

“They’ll never wear me down. I have a name for lasting out the worst.” – Odysseus from Homer’s Odyssey As the Fates would have it, I was still not going to be granted a full night of sleep. Maybe they’re trying to tell me to get used to it. Get used to it. Now there’s an interesting thought. How many things …

Know Thyself

A new year arrives on Thursday and I find myself at a crossroads. Now, I don’t mean to trivialize problems far greater than mine that others are facing. For me, life is generally good. I mean, come on…look at that cutie on the left (obviously Angus, not me). But in some seriousness, I’m wondering what is becoming of this ‘writing career’ I’ve …

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Omaha Union Station

I had a little more time to sightsee yesterday. Just up the road from my hotel is The Durham Museum. Even if you’re not a train and railroad buff, which I’m not, the museum still proves interesting. And it’s not just an homage to Omaha’s part in the great interconnectedness of 19th and 20th century America, but also to trains …

Day Five – An Interesting One

My company let go of twenty folks today. Looking at the big picture, that’s a pretty small amount for a company employing around three thousand people, but they all worked in the IT department alongside me and I got to know many of them well. One was actually my manager and I am sorry to say I have mixed feelings …

all signs point to someone else…

It’s been a crazy week at work and the nuttiness seems as if it will endure forever. We’ve had some major changes take place in the corporate structure recently and it’s put all of the suits on edge. Of course this means that those of us beneath the suits suffer the consequences as the game of managerial one-upsmanship begins! All …