Five Lessons of PAX and Burning Man

My first version of this blog post was to pit PAX West, my favorite conference, versus the simultaneous Burning Man Festival, which I’ve been curious about but unable to attend. Yet this seems distasteful to me now that there has been a suicide there. I have no desire to take down Burning Man, to kick…

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What I learned from the Eclipse

No, I did not get an amazing photo of the eclipse. It was fun, and the glasses we got at Lowes were awesome. We went to the parking lot here in town, since we were getting about 96.1% of the view. I figured, “Heck, I’ll take a 96% any day, especially when the alternative is…

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Are we just peeing on trees?

I currently live in a home with two cats, but that’s me being more of  victim of circumstance rather than choice.  Cat shows up, it has babies, your kids go nuts – the story writes itself. Yet, when I was a child we were a dog family.  On the days we would pretend to be…

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The Importance of A Beautiful Space

Recently, I attended an Agile training class in downtown Seattle, close to Lake Union.  For those not from the area, don’t fret – the actual location is irrelevant. What matters is the design of the space and how it makes you feel. During a break, and then after the training was over, I took the…

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