It’s been nearly six months since I last posted. Some have suggested I’ve fallen off the face of the earth. ‘Tis not so. I’m still here.
In July and August I was able to finish up work with the startup I’d been developing for, helping them see their first profitable quarter. The long hours hunched over a computer quickly transitioned to long hours studying, as I quit work to go back to grad school full-time.
During these past few months, I’ve been wanting to blog about several things, including:
- Draft legislation [pdf] (as yet unnumbered), as discussed by the Joint Education Interim Committee on 14 Nov, which proposes to make the State Board of Education partisan, and increase its elected membership from 15 to 29 (a bad idea)
- Rubber ducking (aka “Talk to the duck”)
- Prototype, script.aculo.us, and Christophe Porteneuve’s excellent book, which I was privileged to review
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick M. Lencioni, particularly the part about how effective teams encourage controversy
Life threw another curve-ball last week: we learned our three-year-old son, Tobin, has cancer. The response from family, friends, colleagues, and even strangers has been overwhelming. Despite this new trial, I feel truly blessed.
I’ve avoided delving much into personal matters thus far, but I’m gong to break my own rule, and chronicle Tobin’s treatment in future posts. (Subscribe to the Tobin-specific RSS feed .)