Category: Late bloomer

  • Make life better: Work for yourself

    Work is better when you work for yourself.

  • AWS is the new black

    Many of you know me as a high-tech (mostly software) marketing executive. But before that career, I was a geek. I was a software developer, a sys admin and a network architect well before many of you were born. Today, I can look out from my office in downtown Boston and see the building in…

  • It’s still a thrill to score 100%

    Recently, I posted that I was anticipating with¬†excitement¬†an online course called Justice (ER22x) at edx.org. I’ve been taking the course since mid-March and, like any good class, there are quizzes. They’re actually nail-biters since even though they are online, you only get once chance — just as you would in the real world. I just…

  • A big moment

    Tricia and I are pictured here (click the thumbnail for a larger image) with Sarah, our newly minted cum laude graduate of Simmons College with a BS in Nursing. Sarah graduated last Friday, after four years of intense work in a highly competitive, demanding academic and clinical program. We are bursting with pride, as you…

  • I can’t resist programming in the large

    After over a year of consulting, I’ve taken on a new role with Active Endpoints which returns me to my roots in application development. For many years before I went into marketing, I developed applications using what was then considered leading-edge technology. What amazes me is that leading-edge developers today face the same problems as…

  • The dude doth protest too much, methinks

    Sorry, Shakespeare. But this phrase from Hamlet comes to mind as I've been reflecting on the nature of false modesty. Actually, I've learned quite a lot about this particular affliction from up close, personal contact with it. And what I've finally realized (maybe a little late) is that someone that "doth protest too much" is…

  • Happiness is a warm johnnie (sorry John)

    So, I got off to a good start Sunday night, at least I think so since the visitor counts were pretty astonishing for a single post to a new blog. (There were 50 or so intrepid readers, beyond those whose domains I could easily identify). I think it’s pretty darn cool that even with the…