Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Blogless in Seattle

I started blogging because others were doing it and I was challenged to do it also. Now the ones that challenged me have stopped blogging. One quite for job reasons, another's last entry was in December and a third seems to have gotten hijcacked sometime in December, came back for one day in February and disappeard again.

To blog or not to blog, that is the question. It's a lot of work, for little return...

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


OK, I'm taking classes towards my MBA. I'm the oldest person in the program (soon to be 47) and that disturbs me a little. Most of the folks are in their late 20's or early 30's. Very few are managers or if they are it's in an unrelated field. So I get little or no networking benefits. I won't get an automatic raise out of it or a promotion. So why do I do it? Because it's there..

Actually, it's for the sheer learning experience. See I'm bored with my job. The next computer will be faster, but it will pretty much do the same thing the current computers do. A new operating system may come out, but it will be a lot like the current systems. This industry is evolutionary. Only the marketing folks like to call it revolutionary.

So I have two classes I'm taking now, Corporate Finance and Business Negotiations and four more to go. This summer I take an HR class. Then there's a marketing class, that I've heard is hard. I could take it in the summer or wait until fall. The last class is Managerial Policy, sort of a little of everything. And one more elective. I've looked at the tentative schedule and there are no good electives scheduled. So I may invent my own and get approval. I'm thinking some along the lines of Sociology.

Any ideas out there?

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

OK, so I skipped a few days

No one wants to read about my recovery. I'm back at work and at school. Enough said.

Who knows the value of "e"? It's 2.71828.... That means it just keeps going. Tonight, in my MBA class we studied how to calculate it. I learned this in high school. Or maye college. Anyone with a calculator or PC can get it easily, why should we care?

Coretta Scott King was buried. Why was her funeral turned into a political fight? From reports I've read, Clinton and Carter both made it political. Same thing for Lowrey who was former head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which Martin Luther King helped found in 1957.

Why make it political?

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Day plus two

The day after the day after is usually the hardest. Or at least that's what people say. Today has been harder than yesterday. First, it was boring. Everyone is worried about me trying to do too much. I fiddled with some computers. Walked up the street and back (about 1/4 mile) and a little more stuff like that. Nothing exciting at all.