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Never Forget

On the last Monday of every May, Americans celebrate Memorial Day – a traditional opportunity to remember those who fought for our country and who sacrificed in so many ways for our freedoms. I’ve written […]


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Balancing Your Work With Your Life

Personal Time in a Passion-filled Career When I retired from Microsoft after 22 years, I assumed that my life would be more settled and run at a more comfortable pace.  The Microsoft years were an […]


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Finding Happily Ever After

” In our search for achievement, meaning, and the ultimate significance of our own lives, how do we find “happily ever after?”” I’ve recently passed a number of important milestones in my life – ones that […]


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The Other Side of Christmas

As someone who loves this time of year, I was beginning to worry that the “Christmas Spirit” was going to pass me by this time.  I definitely got caught up in the rush of my […]


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4th of July Tradition

Our family has celebrated July 4th on Whidbey Island for almost 20 years. Whidbey is about 30 miles north of Seattle and getting there requires a 20 minute ferry ride – sometimes with a long […]


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How to Work Under Pressure

When I retired from Microsoft in 2010, one of the things I left behind was the responsibilities of running a large business – and the pressures that came with that. During my 22 years there, […]


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In Memoriam

My Father was born in the roaring twenties

My Father grew up in the depression

My Father found his sweetheart…for 60 years

My Father was a chemical engineer and math wiz

My Father provided for his family