Category Archives: Life

Looking back on the day that changed my life forever

At about 4:30 in the morning on a year ago today, I got woken up by my excited and nervous wife with the words, “my water broke, we need to go to the hospital now.” Having been at the hospital for a bit the day before and having Amy be pregnant for almost nine months,…

Support my 2011 Movember campaign

It is that time of year again, you know, the one where grown men grow the elusive mustachio in an effort to raise awareness and fight mens’ cancers. What is this awesomeness you ask? One word, Movember. For the second year in a row, I will be donating my follicaly challenged upper lip to help…

My First Father’s Day

A lot of things in life only happen once like first kiss, first tooth, first time you cried going to school, first day of working, but none of those experiences have been as special as my first Father’s Day which I am celebrating today. Here’s a quick video post of what it means to me…

What a difference 10 (work) days makes

On April 12, I called out of work because my wife went into labor. Over the 13 days that followed I was out of the office and really stepped away from my keyboard to focus on my new expanded family. Sure I Tweeted or checked in on foursquare or Facebook here or there, but for…

A look back – bear with me

Thirty years ago today Patricia Stefanczyk gave birth to a 10 pound bundle of joy that has grown up to give you this blog. Looking back there were a lot of good times, but a lot more left in the tank. So bear with me as I make this my song of the day.

Do you self review?

Last week, I had my bi-annual review at work. My boss and I discussed where I was in my development and areas that I needed to improve upon to continue my career growth. It provided a number of actionable items to do over the next six months, but it also got me thinking about growth…

Got lemons?

Chances are somewhere along the way you’ve heard the adage about what to do when life hands you lemons – you make lemonade. While it may sound cliché, if you think about it, you’ve probably made more lemonade than a carnie at the state fair – and yes I know they serve up a bunch….

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