Archives for February 2006

Finished: The World is Flat

I have mixed feelings after reading TWiF. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s an excellent book, and as you’ll see in a moment, I believe it’s an important read. The problem, if that’s what you want to call it, is that it didn’t really challenge me. I pretty much agree with everything that the […]

Expedia just lost me as a customer.

And it really hurts me to walk away. Unlike most customers, who’d probably have walked away long ago, I have an emotional attachment. I worked on Expedia. When it first went live, I was the guy who installed the “final bits” in the MSN datacenter where it was housed at the time. My account is […]

My Father Turned 90 Today

February 16, 1916. That’s 90 years ago, and the day my dad arrived on planet earth. Actually, to be more specific, a small farmhouse in The Netherlands. 90 years and many miles later, he’s living comfortably in a nursing home about 20 miles and 30 minutes from my home. He’s a long time victim of […]


I’m on the board of a local non-profit agency, Hopelink. There’s a surprising amount of poverty and families in crisis in what most assume is a very affluent community. Just because you don’t always see it doesn’t mean it isn’t here. So, what is Hopelink? The one-sentence version: Hopelink helps homeless and low-income families get […]