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The magnificent setting Sun

I was deeply saddened upon reading about the recent layoffs at Oracle Corporation prior to the Labor Day weekend. Some of the casualties were former teammates of mine when I worked for Sun Microsystems in the early 2000s. The 2,500 … Continue reading

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Sinking the Pink

My wife and I recently lost a dear friend named Vickie Wen after she endured a long and courageous battle with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer. Our hearts ache with grief as we remember this amazing human being. Those that … Continue reading

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The Final Countdown

My wife and I love the latest Geico Insurance television ads that have been running.  Our favorite one features the Swedish heavy metal band Europe rocking out to their 1986 hit “The Final Countdown” inside a small corporate break room. … Continue reading

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Kicking a wretched bastard to the curb

I vividly remember it as if it had happened yesterday. On July 22nd, I was frantically driving from work through rush hour traffic to meet my wife for dinner at Black Angus. Unfortunately, I arrived late but eventually found my … Continue reading

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The fire down below

On September 9th 2010 at 6:11pm, a 30-inch (76 cm) diameter natural gas pipeline exploded within the city of San Bruno California killing eight people and injuring 58. The enormous fires produced from the rapidly escaping gas completely incinerated 35 homes, … Continue reading

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The spirit of ’76

On April 25, 1976 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles California, two radical fans (a father and his 11 year old son) jumped the outfield barrier wall and ran onto the playing field carrying an American flag. After crouching down … Continue reading

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Strapping on the oxygen mask

Anyone who has ever traveled by airplane has heard the FAA required pre-flight safety announcement prior to takeoff. I, like many other passengers, often zone out during this important information except when it comes to the part about using the … Continue reading

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