My Favorite Windows 8 Feature!

March 6, 2013

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I know I’ve been talking a lot about Ubuntu recently. And yes, I’m diving a lot deeper into different flavors of Linux – and I’m finding that new and exciting. But I wanted to take a moment to talk about one of my favorite features in Windows 8. And after you hear it, you might […]

12,000 Vanishing Easter Eggs!

April 7, 2012

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Rising high above a thousand anxious children in Redmond, WA, the Easter Bunny signaled the start of the Easter Egg Hunt at Redmond City Hall today. The air was filled with anticipation and excitement. Parents were having a hard time restraining their children eagerly awaiting the start of “the hunt.” Mayor Marchione lead the countdown…10….9….8…7…would […]

Posted in: Pacific NW

Great Quotes for Today

August 11, 2011

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I was sitting in a focus room on the Microsoft Campus and copied these great quotes from posters hanging on the wall. You may have heard them all before, but what a great reminder as we start our day. “The beginning is always today.” Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley “All work is seed sown. It grows and […]

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Ten Entrepreneurship Rules for Building Massive Companies

April 26, 2011

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Some great advice from one of the “Titan’s” of Silicon Valley. Ten Entrepreneurship Rules for Building Massive Companies.

Flirtin with Da Blues

April 15, 2011

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This past weekend, I cracked open that old footlocker in my closet and realized I had lots of “stuff” in there – OLD stuff. Lot’s of old photos, letters that brought back many memories from my time in DC. While I enjoyed my time in DC, I’ve moved on – I don’t the place any […]

Posted in: MyStory

Seattle and the Viaduct???

April 10, 2011

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I’ve lived in the Pacific NW for more than 7 years now and the New York Times hits the nail right on the head when it says that Seattle can “dither.” The one complaint every election cycle seems to be transportation and yet when the government finally does something about the issue, noone can seem […]

Posted in: Pacific NW

How I became Shigs

April 10, 2011

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I’ve got a story to tell. Ok, not just one story, many stories. The goal of my blog is to share my stories with you and hopefully you will find them interesting, informative and helpful (and maybe even inspirational). Tonight, I was working on my “about” page and I decided that I would share with […]

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Kitchen Window Project Complete!

March 26, 2011

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Well, what do you think? We are very happy with job done by our contractor – BH Contracting. The only problem is the contractor did such a good job that we have to remodel the remainder of the kitchen. How frustrating!

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Do you have any kitchen remodeling advice?

March 19, 2011

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The Pacific NW of the United States was settled in earnest from the 1860’s until the present. The first settlers reached our area in the 1870’s and William Perrigo owned the entire hill on where we live today. Given that it’s a¬†pretty big hill, I’m guessing this guy made a fortune when he sold all […]

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An Irish Blessing for You!

March 17, 2011

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May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand. May God be with you and bless you: May you […]

Posted in: Faith