Glacier
Ideas and Musings

Unpacking the Freeze

What do you get when you cross a Zen Buddhist Nun with a Dominatrix? You get Kasia Urbaniak and the Academy of Power. Now that I have your attention… Yes, I’ll give you more information on Kasia and her school but that’s not quite the focus of this post. No,…

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Ideas and Musings

The Problem of Hope

I’m a software tester. For me to fulfill my duty and obligation to my company, I need software to test. It’s kind of a requirement. We got a new CEO and thing have been changing. For one thing, there is a new focus on getting things in the backlog done.…

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Windows to Heaven and Hell
Ideas and Musings

Heaven? Hell?

I am sad. Very sad. I found a couple of days ago that my friend and co-worker, Jeff, had lost his battle with cancer. After losing my Uncle Jerry and having friends lose their family members, and having several friends even lose their babies in utero, it’s all just too…

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Walking Big
Ideas and Musings, My Noodle

Walking Big

Over a decade ago, I was in L.A. for a month at the Actor’s Bootcamp, a month-long intensive acting class. One day I was walking to Samuel French, THE bookstore for Actors and other entertainment industry types, when I was stopped by a couple of youngsters hanging out on the…

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masterclass
Ideas and Musings

The Gift of Masterclass

A couple of years ago, a friend and I got the Masterclass deal of 2 subscriptions for the price of 1. It’s a nice way to try something without the full commitment. If you don’t know, Masterclass are the classes that the greats are teaching. It started out more about…

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