I’m a husband, father, bibliophile, comic book fan and grown-up geek.
Here’s a quick summary- but you can get the same information (hopefully in a slightly more entertaining fashion!) by reading the posts categorized as “Open Notebook”. I have a very responsible day job in the insurance industry- but the one thing I’ve always really wanted to do was to write! For many, many years I let the fear of failing at something important to me stop me from ever taking a chance. So in February 2012, just a couple of weeks before my 41st birthday, I decided that I’d had enough of this fear of failure. I created this blog and started writing on a fairly regular basis.
I think that there might be something worthwhile in being aware of and documenting this process of self-transformation: pursuing something about which I am passionate. I’m dabbling in a couple of different types of writing and some honest attempts at humor. You’ll find the product of this new pursuit in the categories “Essays”, “Fiction”, and “Funny- ha ha”. “Geek 101” introduces my less-geeky readers to something slightly more geeky. The posts in the “Open Notebook” represent my observations and realizations throughout this process.
I hope that my writing entertains you. I hope that maybe my sharing of this exciting/frightening process might inspire you to pursue something that speaks to who you are deep inside. Please read, comment, and share. Thanks for joining me on this ride!
p.s. It has occurred to me very recently that I probably need to qualify certain of my remarks. Occasionally I write about leadership – a topic near and dear to my heart. I have been lucky enough to work for a number of very effective leaders. I’ve tried to learn from them. I’ve worked for folks in positions of leadership that clearly had no understanding of what it meant “to lead”. But to be clear – when I write about leadership, business, management, or any other topic, I am speaking from my own personal perspective and am not speaking on behalf of any employer, current or former. These perspectives are entirely my own. I am not revealing any trade secrets or proprietary information. I’m merely sharing my thoughts on these topics.