Posted by on Apr 17, 2006 in Journal

Rochester, NY 11:03 AM Happy Easter. I am still full from all of the spiral ham I wolfed down yesterday. Saturday was a marathon. I am in my friend Rob’s wedding in early May. We did his bachelor party on Saturday and it was a doozie. Golf was at noon, which I took second place. I had a chance to win, but a few errors cost me down the stretch. The Bird Man took the title. From there it was off to a great dinner at the Dinosaur BBQ. The nine of us then went to a local pub for a marathon of pool, darts, and drinks. It was fun to have his dad and brother along with us. At about 11:30 my...

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8th Grade

Posted by on Apr 13, 2006 in Journal

Webster, NY 4:28 PM It has been many years since I was in 8th grade. I wonder back to what I would’ve thought if there was some guy standing in front of us with a power point talking about how he quit his well paying job to travel the country to interview people so he could find out the right job for him. I think back to me and my long mullet cut and my unlaced Reebok high top sneakers. Would I have listened to someone telling me to match my talents and personality to my job? Would I have processed the idea that I was going to probably spend 84,000 hours of my life at work? I...

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Difference Maker

Posted by on Apr 9, 2006 in Journal

Dublin, Ireland 1:03 AM Many of the people I interviewed told me how their desire to make a difference spurred on their passions. After a Sunday full of family, friends, food and watching the Masters, I unwound by watching a movie I had never heard of. I don’t know why I picked it out at the library, but I did and I sat down to watch. I love movies, but am not enough of a film buff to know what Jerry Bruckheimer and Joel Shumacher have done and what they haven’t, but when I imagine their films, my vision is of shoot ‘em up, how in the world did the hero not get shot pictures. That may...

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Two Years

Posted by on Apr 6, 2006 in Journal

Rochester, NY 12:58 PM Two years is a long time. In a relationship, two years might be the timeframe where you have to start thinking about the question. In work, two years might mean a nice raise or promotion. In my case, I’ve been on the road for two years today. It’s my anniversary. It’s been a good day so far. I received some feedback from someone who wants my book proposal! I’ve been very focused on my writing and on what is next for me over the previous months. Today has caused me to slow down and retrack some of my steps. I smile as I think about all of the people I’ve met on...

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That’s a wrap

Posted by on Apr 1, 2006 in Journal

Rochester, NY 4:05 PM It’s a bittersweet day. I just put the close on the rough draft of the book. Very exciting. It’s the two year anniversary of my last day of work. The time has flown by. My old roommate from Charlotte’s bachelor party is today. I should be there. I am not. I’m bummed. Final Four coming up…

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