Marriage: Year Five

This year, 2018, marks the 10th anniversary of my wedding to W. As part of the celebration, I will be documenting our relationship from the proposal up to the wedding, and each year up to our 10th anniversary. Around year five, our marriage went back into the more natural meh vs yay vs ahh routine... Continue Reading →

300!!!

Hi gang! This is Zach, reporting live from my comfy bed at home. My human tells me that I have 300 friends on IG which is cool because a) they are virtual so I don't have to leave the house or dress up to interact with them, and b) I get to see lots of... Continue Reading →

Trees!! We got trees!

After months of planning, saving and finagling, Nursery Trees LLC broke ground and installed a row of excelsa cedar specimens in front of our side fence. The property originally had 25 trees, of which only one was left standing. I'm not sure why the county didn't ask for more to be preserved or installed as... Continue Reading →

True Crime Garage (Podcast)

Power tools, air conditioning, and podcasts; these are a few of my tech age favorite things. Before the iPod craze, I would rely on the radio and whatever came up to pass the time as I did jobs around the house. Buying and downloading music was a hassle but it was the only way to... Continue Reading →

Marriage: Year Four

This year, 2018, marks the 10th anniversary of my wedding to W. As part of the celebration, I will be documenting our relationship from the proposal up to the wedding, and each year up to our 10th anniversary. For those following the story, year four was mid-late 2012/2013. Due to the DUI event horizon that... Continue Reading →

F@%K Cancer, Part 4

She's not herself anymore. Six weeks ago she was talking, walking and making plans to conquer the world. Today, she sits in a hospital bed confused, not knowing who is whom or why are all those people going to see her. The decline was steep, relentless and ruthless. First the seizures became more frequent but... Continue Reading →

The Goal by Eliyahu M Goldblatt

Operations management experts agree that to run a manufacturing production effort effectively you must understand how the products are designed and built to spot bottlenecks and flow issues. What sometimes we fail to see is that the metrics used to track and claim success are incorrect. If we focus on one dimension of the production... Continue Reading →

My Mom, The Colonel

Many times I have alluded to my mom's military approach to our upbringing and her inherent drive to succeed despite being a woman in a position of power. There is an element of her personality that made her adept for this path that I rarely mention, her grit, a trait that she boldly instilled in... Continue Reading →

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