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When the Music Stops

Retirement’s fine, particularly if, when the music stops, you find yourself in Hollywood. That was pure chance, but there’s much to be said for palm trees and sunshine and silliness, and it’s a short drive down to Venice Beach and … Continue reading

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Nothing Happened

The problem with any detailed discussion of the myriad implications of what just happened – some startling, some alarming, some reassuring – is that any such discussion depends on something happening. And this weekend – with the ongoing negotiations on … Continue reading

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Reality Friday in New England

It was almost ten years ago – a systems gig at Tufts University Medical Center smack in the middle of Boston, in the dead of winter. But that was the end of being a corporate road warrior, living out of … Continue reading

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The Audacity of Persistence

There’s always the question of how you get things done. Some folks will tell you it’s all about having the right attitude – think you can and you can. Anyone who is tone deaf and decided they’d be the next … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

It’s been a long time, but some things from the days of being a senior systems manager stick with you. All the work is always project work, a new system, and everyone is big on following the rules they’ve learned … Continue reading

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