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 [...]

Currently :: August 2019

Currently :: August 2019

Hello, friends - and happy August! We just celebrated a pretty amazing event in our little house - our Baby Bean just turned one! Scott and I survived our first year as parents, and our little man is absolutely thriving! We're hosting family all over the place this week for his birthday and holding a [...]

O Beautiful

O Beautiful

O Beautiful... For spacious skies... For amber waves of grain... For purple mountains' majesties... Above the fruited plains... America, America... God shed His grace on thee... And crowned thy good with brotherhood... From sea to shining sea. Happy birthday, America.