Stewardship Management and my Four-Year-Old’s Toys

My office started a book club and the first book selected was The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I have to admit, I was not excited about this particular choice. It’s tried and true. It’s suggested by a lot of, well, effective people. Problem is I tried to read this in high school (thanks for…




AvePoint Public Sector, Inc.

Happy Quarter-Anniversary to Me! Three months at AvePoint Public Sector

Three months ago I started a new adventure, and so far I’m really happy I did. Turns out I was in a bit of a rut, professionally speaking. I had allowed myself to fit into an operational project management position, and while I can do it, and I can be good at it, I don’t…




Fat Ass February the 11th – 2016

Fat Ass February – the 11th. Bet you forgot it was Fat Ass February to begin with, didn’t you. Look at me keep you up to date! *sigh* How’s your february going? I’ve been eating like shit, and not working out (except on Fridays when I go to Karate – 60 minutes of getting my…




Treasure hunting (aka: our first Geocache)

Today we took a 4+ mile family walk. You see, last night I got the geocaching bug and reached out to a friend who posts about it all the time – this morning, we adventured! Me: Hey babe, I would like us to take an adventure today Antares: What’s that? M: I’d like us to…




Chemical Element Sodium

Holy Sodium, Batman!

I’ve been tracking my calories again, using My Fitness Pal. It’s a neat experience. First and foremost, if you’re tracking your calories, don’t get frustrated! You will not be perfect. You will not get every calorie. You will over-estimate,     under-estimate,        forget to estimate … you will become distracted and forget what you’re trying…




Source http://www.thelostogle.com/2010/07/02/friday-night-in-the-big-town-july-4th-weekend/drinking-from-garden-hose/

#FatArseFeb Are you hydrated?

I’m neither a doctor with an expertise in hydration nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night – but it IS Fat Arse February and I’m curious … are you hydrated? We’ve all been told “8 glasses, 8 ounces each” – and I was curious, is that scientific? Surely not. It’s not,…




What is Fat Arse February?

OK Friends. Last year I lost 25lbs, but I haven’t lost much since early November. I know a number of you started 2015 off strong and have lost 5-10 pounds. I’m jealous – and I’m struggling to get the motivation to join you. And we all know starting is easy, but continuing is hard. Enter…



Stepping on the scale ain't fun!

25 pounds down … soooo many to go!

Today marks the day I’ve officially lost 25lbs. I remember when I hit 300lbs. I was at a friends house on Long Island visiting for … maybe New Years? I stepped on the scale and couldn’t beleive I hit 300lbs. Obviously that as not the highest, but it was the first “Oh shit” moment. At…



Information versus Knowledge Management

Technology Implementations versus Business Solutions – IM versus KM

I’m not a strict knowledge manager or a technology-focused architect, but I cover a large range of subjects. The above image popped into my feed from the Cohenization blog as just a snippet. Clicking on the link direct to the Knowledge Management Tools website gives a little more context. After thinking about this graphic for…




Graze: Cheese & Chive Oatbakes

Graze: Cheese & Chive Oatbakes (and caramelized onion marmalade)

You know that unwritten-but-should-be rule, “No fish in the office microwave,” or “don’t burn the popcorn” … yeah … these definitely should fall into that category. These. Are. Pungent. Don’t get me wrong, they aren’t awful, but don’t open these within 100 feet of a pregnant woman unless she really likes caramelized onions. Wow. Seriously,…