Weekly Recap – March 15th, 2013

I made it through several days in Vegas without blacking out or losing all my money (I’m actually up $50. Woohoo!). The Aruba Airheads conference was good for both networking and educating myself. I met a lot of other engineers from the IT Brotherhood™ and sat in on some excellent training sessions. I also got to spend some time with family I hadn’t seen in a couple of years.

The conference was held at The Cosmopolitan and Aruba actually hooked up their guests with a really nice suite:

Horrible Camera-Phone Picture

Yeah, so now I’m spoiled. Thanks Aruba…

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I finished my first reading of both Scene and Structure and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. I’ve come to change my opinion of the Henrietta Lacks book a little bit. I went into it thinking it would be a certain kind of science book, but really, it was about more the affect that her cells have had on her family. A sad tale with some bright spots, specifically the medical benefits that have been produced by the decades of research involving the cells.

I’ll be coming back to Scene and Structure sometime this month to write in the margins and highlight some key passages. Of course I plan on sharing my findings with you all.

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In between scheduled events, I actually managed to get some decent writing done. I hope to have a fun little anecdote from my past posted on the blog next week. Right now, I’m cleaning up the first draft. I also made some good progress on the outline for my next story.

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Maid service is banging on my door, so I need to check out and hitch a ride to the airport. I’m looking forward to getting back on schedule next week.

-Phillip

0 thoughts on “Weekly Recap – March 15th, 2013

  1. Nice location for a conference! I’m jealous!

    1. It was a fun time, no doubt! Happy to be back home now though.

  2. I hope the trip back home went/goes well. 🙂

    And will be interested in your thoughts on Scene and Structure.

    1. Thanks Nila! Trip back was quick and now I’m ready to relax. Unfortunately I have to work tomorrow night (boo!). I look forward to diving in to a review of Scene and Structure. Have you read it?

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