For those of you who know we well, or knew me during the years of 2000-2005 probably know that I have lost of a lot of weight.    Since my heaviest in 2002/3 I have continuously been losing weight – which is a delta of 74 pounds from my current weight to my heaviest weight (on […]

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we must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us - Joseph Campbell quote

Normally I don’t do this many personal posts in a row, but this week I was inspired by Jesse’s post, so I thought I would join in writing my own letter to my former myself a decade or so in the past. —— Dear Katherine (since you don’t call yourself Kate yet), Hello from the […]

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ruby slippers for your journey to oz - grass is greener

I consider myself lucky. I have a loving family, a good job, and a nice home. Working in technology we are so fortunate because we get paid very well to solve interesting problems.  For most of us we enjoy a large part of our jobs, we use our minds (no hard physical labor – which […]

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Recently I have been getting some flack about the lack of “personal” updates on my blog – people keep saying I am too serious.  Silly people. But to appease them (or at least one of them who suggested I write about my weekends and people I meet) I am writing a post about all the […]

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The last few months have been a whirlwind. Second guessing I have been pushing myself to achieve more and accomplish more in the office. Outside of the office I have taken on more responsibilities volunteering at events, trying my hand at public speaking, and trying to learn the skills and traits to be the very […]

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