It was 5:25AM and I am about 20 minutes into a drive to the airport where I have begun my much needed, week-long vacation to my home state of New York. Beside me is Janet who has recently retired from a job in environmental design and has taken up biking as a hobby. I ask… Read more The Should-Be Designer
Over the years, I’ve carried a secret mission to find a mentor of some kind. This has proven very difficult in a time where the most common answer to a question is, “you could probably google that”. The thing is, even though answers are a lot more accessible than they have ever been, there is… Read more Mentorship
Let me start by saying that I’m actually very happy that you want to do your best work and make your mark where you happen to be. I, too, am a person that wants to save the world. In fact, that’s why I’m writing this note for you to read and re-read and pass along… Read more Soon-To-Be Hero
In order to do the things that matter or that are important, it is most important to do these two things: Eliminate. Be still. There’s just a lot of noise. We already know this. Lots of noise. Plenty of noise. It’s one thing or another and there’s a million names for it. What I’m suggesting… Read more Enforcing Silence
I was talking to a good friend of mine yesterday about developing ourselves as.. well.. developers. I do a lot of work with things like that, but there’s so much I simply don’t know how to do or even where to start. My problem is a classic one for any junior level developer and I… Read more Where do I start?! or AHHHH!!!!