To E.R. is human

Yesterday, Mache went to a Super Hero party. Yes, we dressed our little beauty as the Lord of the Sith and took her to attend a Super Hero party ūüôā Our daughter, it seems, took her role seriousy though and the method actress she is, she thought she’d work at sound like Darth Vadar as…




I got this, Dad.

Andromache and the Not-Quite-Disastrous Diaper

That clever little devil. This morning as I tried to sneak across the creak-bound wood floor to go back downstairs to make coffee I heard my darling daughter, restless in the bedroom as I walked up to the door. I stopped and listened but no major noises – just the stiring of “soon, father, soon…




Oven Baked, Slow-Roasted Brisket

Over Christmas our furnace went out. In the middle of the night my wife woke me up complaining about the cold. This is nothing out of the ordinary, but once I actually woke up enough I realized even I was chilled – and if I’m cold you KNOW our eight month old daughter is going…




Who’s voice do I represent?

Humans are often very self-conscious, poorly motivated, selfish individuals. Yes, this is an incredibly¬†blatant¬†over-generalization; but it is, I believe, an important one. When we find ourselves in situations of incredible pressure many of us crumble. ¬†We curl up on the couch with a tub of bon-bons (god, I love¬†those), pic our favorite,¬†sleaziest¬†drama, and we hide…




Time Escaping. Tick. Tick.

Now. Again. Every time. It mocks me. The deadline, always looming near. I find myself against the wall of time. Distractions aplenty to keep me from completing my end goal yet again. Why do I continue to fight, to be my own worst enemy, to drag myself to that place where I’m stuck. I like…




PMP Study Aid – Project Quality Management:Perform Quality Assurance

This study aid was created as part of my training for the Project Management Professional certification. This guide focuses on the Perform Quality Assurance process as part of the PMBOK for PMP certification. Please note that slides 2 and 8 have animations that Slide Share does not handle. To work around this I have followed…




Black-Eyed Pea Hummus

There are many traditions humans keep – one my wife introduced me to was that of eating black-eyed peas on New Years Day for luck and prosperity. ¬†As the food item is still new to my recipe book I find myself looking for new ways to prepare/cook it every year. ¬†This year Antares suggested hummus…




Me at Dogfishead in Maryland

What’s to come?

I’m not new to blogging, but it has been a long time. ¬†I have had the itch the past few months to blog – about trips, family, food, presentations I’m giving, the state of the “social business” industry – and the worst part is I didn’t write any of it down when I was thinking…




Creamy Chicken Ragout over Spaghetti

I hate to post a recipe without a picture, but this was too good to pass up. This is a commitment meal; while cooking I dirtied a saute pan, a big past boiling pot, and my Le Creuset roaster over the period of about 4 hours. The result, before you add pasta, is a creamy…




Leveraging SharePoint as a Social Platform

This presentation was part of a collaboration by co-worker and SharePoint smart-guy David Berry and myself for SharePoint Saturday in Richmond, Virginia – it was later repurposed for presentation in Santa Clara at the Enterprise 2.0 conference. For this presentation we tasked ourselves with defining “social computing”, identifying a means to use SharePoint as a…