Family, Humor

The Uncle Years

My was the oldest of four children each five years apart. The youngest was my uncle John, or Johnny as I addressed him when I was in my single digits. John was about six months apart from my brother Geoff, both ~13 years older than me. Due to my grandfather’s job, the family moved all around the US and for…

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Family

Appreciation for gifts given

My father and I didn’t always get along, in fact we had a pretty volatile relationship at times. To be fair, I was a handful. I did poorly in school for reasons that didn’t become clear until later in life, and this was troubling for my father because he knew I was smart and he wanted to to succeed. As…

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Economy

Careful what you wish for

I moved our business to Santa Cruz in 2008, a point when all the geeky people in silos were joining together, in hopes of putting Santa Cruz on the map as a tech hub. Mission Accomplished! One of the primary goals was for those of us in Santa Cruz County to avoid the commute, and have jobs here locally. That…

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