Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years Eve 2008

The end of 2008 - Whew. I am glad that I chose engineering and not investment banking as a career path. Not that my chosen path has any more "security" than any of the others. I am a believer now that the proposed security that anyone thought that they might have had in any career path is fraught with the illusion of security. Let's for the sake of argument call that the "American Dream". Go to school, learn a trade (Dr., Lawyer, Candle Stick Maker etc...) get a job, and then only to find out that whoops, that whole industry does not exist in this country (Oh yes the out source option). The term "Yankee Ingenuity" used to mean something, and your average American could make a living, raise a family and retire; however, that illusionary effect of value got in the way, and now the future of a country that was the envy of the world does not even garner pity, because our way right or wrong is showing the signs of just not working out for the whole.
As we enter this new year, I am taking a new look at the things I do, and how I operate. This is not a testament or even a list of "Resolutions (those are the first things dropped in the new year anyway)", but more a deeper dive into what it means to be a free person in a democratic society. We all have to act with a care for our fellow human beings, 'cause look where the get all you can syndrome has taken us!

This is going to be a new year that will challenge the hearts ans minds of many. It will have great opportunity for things that are now blindly accepted to be challenged, and for some to be changed. But this is the reality of our current situation, without massive change and overall caring we may just wind up being a whole nation in need of welfare. The down side of this is that is that there is no one and no source to provide the dole. Act responsible, assist those that need a hand, and move this country back to a position of respect and partnership with this little planet we call home.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Habits are

The end of the year is coming up and a few more people have this URL. Not that I need to create in order to placate any of those peoples' desire to read, I need to do this to support the habit of just "Getting Things Done!"
Yes it is the end of the year and Whew what a year it has been. Yes I know people that have been laid off over this last year. I was a member of that group, due to a financial drop in the first quarter of 2008 I was out the door at the end of March. I was lucky, and was offered a job within three hours of getting released. the job change has turned out to be one of the best career moves that I have made ever.
The job is the Director of Sales Engineering for KenCast, inc. I work out of my home, and Hartsfield Airport, but the wife says that "you're like a morning person all the time!" That is partly a good comment and partly a bad comment. The wife is not a morning person, and me bouncing around like "Tigger" all the time does not always meet with her approval.
Regardless, even with the turmoil that is everywhere in the economy currently, my current employer has a positive outlook (and I will do my best to keep this moving positively)!
So, the new year is coming, and this blog will be the place for me to vent, rant, rave and just let the steam off as we move into the future that is at this moment undecided.
I actually look forward to potential of having more people read this and to make their presence know through comments.
"Love the moment, Live the Life, Love not momentarily, but in the moment love as if time would not end!"


PS I have been asked, pleaded with, and goaded to create an RSS feed of my whimsical sayings to make them available for the 20 somethings that I come into contact with as a guide. In the new year this will begin. I will post the URL hopefully by the end of February. Look for this feed to be available soon on every mobile device you have at your disposal.

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