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Why I Stopped Treading Water

Why I Stopped Treading Water

An old boss used to say “If you aren’t moving forward, you are just treading water.”   When I submitted my resignation a few weeks ago, I had these word close to my heart. Since 2011, I’ve went to work at the same place.  During this time, I’ve seen countless people come and go. and I’ve moved from being a Developer to being a System Administrator in 2013. After 5 years in the same role, you end up mastering it. You…

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Mandalay Bay Exodus

Mandalay Bay Exodus

I recognize now that, although,  I was terrified that I was never actually in danger.   Also,  I recognize that unlike the 58 victims of the shooting at concert at Mandalay Bay, I  went home to my family.  With these feelings comes a sense of guilt for struggling to really process the evening. Sunday night was the kick-off dinner for the NetApp A-Team at NetApp Insight.   About 40 of us, dined and chatted in a private room at Libertine…

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Craniosynostosis is a birth defect that affects 1 in 2000 babies

Craniosynostosis is a birth defect that affects 1 in 2000 babies

Craniosynostosis Awareness is a passion of mind because my son was born with this. Craniosynostosis is a birth defect that affects 1 in 2000 babies. Fortunately, our pediatrician knew enough about cranio to send us to a neurosurgeon. Blake was officially diagnosed with craniosynostosis with trigoncephaly at about 3 months old. Many families aren’t so lucky. Anyhow, because Blake’s metopic (forehead) suture was prematurely closed and his head couldn’t grow normally, his head had a triangular shape. Apart from the…

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