Monthly Archives: October 2012

Twisted Fingers

A friend asked me to cross my fingers and arms and legs and toes if possible. She had a surprise job interview. If she got the job she’d go from struggling single mom to single mom making just shy of … Continue reading

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Minimalism Meets A Carport Sale

  Wind, rain, a few degrees within fifty degrees, and I’m having a carport sale. Not the best timing, but finances suggest I should do this. (Almost Everything Must Go) I’m certainly not doing this because I want to do … Continue reading

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My Jobs Report Month 14

Fourteen. What an anniversary. Fourteen months of applying, hoping, re-evaluating, trying other venues, updating resumes, trying to remember passwords for dozens of job sites, and following leads with a blend of enthusiasm and restraint. What’s an aerospace engineer, consultant, entrepreneur, … Continue reading

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Almost Everything Must Go

Everything must go, eventually. In the meantime, let’s see how much can go this weekend. I’ve never had a garage sale, so I’ll try something similar: a carport sale. My finances are not fading as quickly as before, but that’s … Continue reading

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The Joy Of Helping

Allow me to state the obvious. Helping is fun. Politics turns help into a pawn, and loads helping others with baggage by judging actions, motivations, incentives, and consequences. It’s almost dinner time and I’m going to eat late so I … Continue reading

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Fresh Idea For Sale Sign Holder

  Really? I’ve got to be the one to think these things up? I’ve designed a sign holder that is less likely to attract bugs and is less likely to expose the paper inside to rain. My design is very … Continue reading

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Renew New Road Map

  My life is in transition, and therefore something must transit from my life. On Monday I formally resigned as Board Secretary of the New Road Map Foundation, a task I expected to last two years that I continued to … Continue reading

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Backup Plans

  A friend’s blog inspired a paragraph in Tuesday’s post which inspired today’s post. Normally I post on Wednesdays and Saturdays but it is good to break patterns occasionally. She wrote about her Plan B. Now I recognize that I’ve … Continue reading

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No More Dendreon

Well, it was a biotech and investing education while it lasted. Since 2003 I was invested in Dendreon. I bought my first shares of DNDN back when their cancer treatment, Provenge, was still in clinical trials. I hung on as … Continue reading

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Whidbey Island Open Studio Tour 2012 Sunday

Welcome back to the Whidbey Island Open Studio Tour. Check yesterday’s post if you missed Day One. The chronicling continues. 7am Wake and motivate. Tougher than I expected. It feels a bit like a gluten-induced mood crash, but only getting … Continue reading

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