Category: That Life Thing

Switching Geographies

I’ve been working on this post for a few days now, with little time to complete it. As some of you are aware via social media, I’ve moved my family from the beautiful green, cool, sometimes-rainy-but-almost-always-pleasant Pacific Northwest to the dry, mountainous, high-desert beauty of the Salt Lake valley. Thankfully,...

Familiar Problems in Documenting Your Personal History

Something I’ve been thinking about a lot is capturing some of my life stories so that my four kids can become more familiar with my personal history — and put some of my crazy antics into chronological order. My daughter came across an article on FamilySearch about focusing your writing...

Instructional Video for Microsoft MVPs

Once in a while its nice to be able to give back to the community, and after seeing a few social networking comments yesterday from Alistair Pugin (@alistairpugin), Gus Fraser (@gusfraser), and the always-so-serious Marc Anderson (@sympmarc) about the complexity surrounding the MVP Award (the actual, physical award, that is),...

Thrill Seeking in SA

My wife used to think that these SharePoint event road trips were a non-stop community party. Maybe it was all of the photos and videos of the non-stop community parties. Who really knows where she got that idea. Then she came along with me for a week while my in-laws...

Impulsive, Rebellious Course-Corrections

I was just reading a short post by Deepak Chopra over on LinkedIn (love their new content strategy, btw) on his best mistake where he made the impulsive and rebellious decision to walk away from a crappy job and a superior who had humiliated him in front of his peers...

My Final Event of the Year

I’m sitting in Heathrow airport on my way back from SharePoint Saturday UK and a couple days with the Axceler EMEA team in our London office, looking forward to 3 weeks of no travel. Much of that will be on vacation, using up the last of my available days before...

SharePoint Saturday Redux

I kissed my wife goodbye on Wednesday afternoon, and a short flight or two later, rolled into Cape Town, South Africa (early Friday morning) feeling perky and ready to take on the world! If only there was a font for sarcasm. Maybe I’ll start using hashtags. #sarcasm #jetlag #middleseatfor11hourflight This...