Reading Moods

I read anywhere between 100 and 150 books/year and I’ve long since known my mood can dictate whether a book speaks to me and how loudly. I even tried to assess inherent seasonality in my reading habits. Over the weekend I re-read a book and surprised myself by...

On (Not) Writing

Stephen King’s book “On Writing” is the gold standard for how-to-write motivation, instruction, and general commentary (though it must be said I found Anne Lamott’s “Bird by Bird” just as helpful and inspiring). I don’t have...

Edith Bolling Galt

I read a fascinating article in Vanity Fair about the new Woodrow Wilson biography by A. Scott Berg. Yes, that’s right. I used ‘fascinating’ and ‘Woodrow Wilson’ in the same sentence. Some interesting factoids about Wilson, for those...

Big Data

Data mining is a big topic in my world. I work for a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) Company and, as with any SaaS player, investors constantly want to know, if you’re hosting software for tens of thousands of people, and if millions of transactions are going...

Beyond Maximum Capacity

Hope everyone had a 4th of July that was beyond maximum capacity! (Or, if you’re like my oldest, I hope you found a place to read amongst the chaos and/or poop-related pool closures).