During my tenure as a Client Services Manager for the IEEE I did presentations and training events all over the world. I traveled to many countries in Asia, South America, Europe, the United Kingdom and made frequent trips to the Middle East. I’ve been to Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Jordan. I gave a keynote speech at a technical conference in Baku, Azerbaijan.Continue reading “Getting to Common Ground”
Category: Personal narrative
A Photographers Tips for Zoom (WebEx, GoTo) Meetings
I’ve been incredibly lucky to have had several wonderful mentors in my experiences with photography. When I was about 14 or 15, my friend’s father recognized my interest and actually offered me paid work!Continue reading “A Photographers Tips for Zoom (WebEx, GoTo) Meetings”
Do Not Close the San Carlos School Libraries!
My wife and I do not have any children, but we do have nieces and nephews with children of their own. We are big believers in education. My entire career was built on the education I received in the New York City Public Schools, then Queens College and finally San Jose State University (SJSU).
Do You Believe In Science?
I’ve always been a science person. I remember reading Popular Mechanics and doing science projects when I was still in elementary school. When my neighbor received a really nice telescope as a Christmas gift, we were out in the freezing New York City weather trying to view the rings of Saturn. This was way before telescopes had GPS and finder devices, so it took considerable effort to find and focus the telescope on our target.Continue reading “Do You Believe In Science?”
Kobe’s Last Game
We were stuck in unbelievable traffic for hours. My colleague Mike and I were making our way from San Diego, where we just had a meeting with a potential client, to Pasadena for a presentation at JPL the next day. With the traffic the 140-mile trip took close to four hours!Continue reading “Kobe’s Last Game”
Is PG&E responsible for California fires?
I woke up at 4:00 am the morning of October 27th. I went to my home office on the top floor and looked West out the window. All was black. Normally I can see lights from the homes on the ridge top and in the canyon as I look that way.Continue reading “Is PG&E responsible for California fires?”
How My Career in Client Services Jumped Forward After Working with Sales
Change in the workplace can be a tough thing. However, sometimes transformation leads to learning opportunities that turn out very well. One of the highlights of my time at Information Access Company (IAC) was the chance to work with the Computer Select team.Continue reading “How My Career in Client Services Jumped Forward After Working with Sales”
Why and How I Buy Wine at Costco
I’m sure most wine fans looking at the why part of the title think – this is too obvious. Price!!! While this is true, there is more to it than simply low prices.Continue reading “Why and How I Buy Wine at Costco”
The House Feels Empty
We had to put Louie down last week. Louie was the male of our “twin” black cats. We picked up Louie and his sister Bella as kittens from a friend of a friend in the Spring of 2006.Continue reading “The House Feels Empty”
What is Wine Tasting Order?
People often ask me, “how did you learn about wine?” My answer always starts, “well I drink it,” getting into the subject in a fun way. I then go on to talk about visiting wineries and tasting, reading about wine, looking at wine videos and even feature movies, and talking about wine with people who enjoy that kind of thing.Continue reading “What is Wine Tasting Order?”