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Maybe it's because Scott and I have spent so much of our lives all over the place, and before moving to Virginia we lived in a different state what seemed like every year. Maybe it's because that's the norm for so many of our friends in the military, and in the private sector as well [...]

Family Photos with Susan Kruger Photography

Family Photos with Susan Kruger Photography

I'm so happy that our lovely friend Susan could do our family photos again this year! I'm every bit as much in love with them as I am our son's newborn photos and our family photos from last year. We wandered out along the walking paths at Liberty Lorton, the recently refurbished and repurposed reformatory [...]

The Home Front Gift Guide

The Home Front Gift Guide

I know what you're thinking. Trust me, I can hear your eyes rolling from here. You're thinking no, please no, not another gift guide. Because they're everywhere this time of year. Every blogger you know has rolled out their gift guide. Maybe even one for each potential person in your life. Spouse. Best friend. Co-worker. Co-worker's [...]

Currently :: November 2019

Currently :: November 2019

Hello, friends - and happy November! October was an incredibly busy month for work. First there was the big AUSA convention and all the associated engagements, and then I spoke at the MITRE CDO Summit and ATARC's Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Summit on ethics in AI {a subject on which I am by no [...]

Signs of Fall

Signs of Fall

Hi guys, and happy Halloween! Fall always seems to come late in NoVA. It's already cold where my folks live in California and it has already snowed on our friends and relatives in Denver. And here in northern Virginia? We're just starting to see the leaves turn. The hardest part is getting out to actually see the [...]

This is 40

This is 40

I just turned 40. I keep looking at that number and keep expecting to have feelings about it. The birthdays that end in zeroes are supposed to feel significant. But you know...honestly...I feel just fine and dandy about turning 40. This is one of the ones that is supposed to feel like a milestone. I think I'm [...]

Currently :: October 2019

Currently :: October 2019

Hello, friends - and happy October! September was a ridiculous month. That's truly the only word I have for it. Somehow in the last month, I spoke on an analytic panel and at the Data Driven Government symposium sponsored by Predictive Analytics World, I met Bobby Flay, I traveled to Google headquarters to spend the [...]