Category Archives: Personal Journey

Lessons Learned from Each Job

In The Art of Work, Goins says we should notice what we have learned from each job, regardless of whether that job was what we wanted to do. Everyone has had jobs they did not like, but they do not need … Continue reading

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A Brief Update

After the pandemic hit, my employer made us remote, and so I am working from home. I appreciate the savings on gas. Even when I was carpooling to work, I used a tank each week. Now I can wait at … Continue reading

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Another Semester Done

I took my last final yesterday. I have one A- and two A+ this semester, and I have one industry certification (Security+). I think that is a productive semester. This summer I will probably study for the A+ certification. Although … Continue reading

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Working through Some Ideas in the Midst of a Busy Life

It has been quite a while since I last wrote, and I have missed it. My life has been packed. I am now in the end of semester crunch time with exams approaching, two projects to finish, and preparation for … Continue reading

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“Caledonia” Has My Attention

I recently found this video on Youtube while looking for Scottish and Irish music. It has kept my attention since then, and I have listened to it many times. Dougie MacLean wrote this song while busking in France with some … Continue reading

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Balancing Two Desires

Class has been as demanding as always, but it has also been interesting. Yesterday for my information security class I studied a section on password cracking and learned how to get a user’s password from a web page that he … Continue reading

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Some Interesting Developments

The past two weeks have been packed with activity. First, one of my sister’s dogs (Molly) became seriously ill, and we did not know whether she would survive. That was quite difficult because she is a very sweet dog who … Continue reading

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Wow, Life Is Busy

I am taking one hour short of a full load this semester. I wanted to take a full load, but one hour short was just the way my selection of classes worked this semester. They are all fundamentals classes, and … Continue reading

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First Week of Class

I have now finished my first week of class, and it will be a demanding semester. I am taking classes in hardware installation and maintenance, networking fundamentals, and computer security fundamentals. These classes are essential foundations for my program. I … Continue reading

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The New Journey

I have moved into my space in my older sister’s house. She has a fully finished basement, and I have two rooms partitioned off from the main section. My space is smaller than I had at my previous residence, and … Continue reading

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