Saturday, December 31, 2011

Good Bye 2011

Like most years, 2010 had it's good times and bad. But for some reason it feels like '10 had more of the not-so-good ones compared to the good.

In any case, now that it's almost over

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New Year Tradition

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Word

A careless word may kindle strife,
A cruel word may wreck a life,
A bitter word may hate instill;
A brutal word may smite and kill,
A gracious word may smooth the way,
A joyous word may light the day,
A timely word may lessen stress;
A loving word may make it best.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Frustrated

I'm neither happy nor really un-happy - but I am very frustrated.

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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Don't Ask for Guarantees

Don't Ask for Guarantees. And don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine or library.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Short Term Memory

Short Term Memory I got in my car forgetting completely about the coffee I put down on the top. Luckily, just as I was about to pull out of the parking spot, I reached for my coffee and found it missing. Took me a few seconds before I recalled where I had left it :o(

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Apple - the Worlds Most Valuable Publicly Traded Company??

As hard as it may be to believe it, that was a fact, albeit for a brief period, on August 9th '11.

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Friday, August 05, 2011

Coworking

An interesting concept that I first heard on the Radio a few months ago. My coworkers were talking about a couple of such places here in Austin, TX.

My curiosity is up and am going to try to find a couple of these places and try to check them out.

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Sunday, July 03, 2011

125th Wimbledon Gentlemen's Single Final

Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic. Irrespective fo the outcome of this match, Djokovic will be the No 1 player of the world tomorrow.

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Saturday, July 02, 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Petra K beats Victoria A in Ladies' Semi Final
Maria S beats Sabine L 6-4, 6-3 in the Ladies' Semi Final

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beats Federer 3-6, 63-77, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to Reach the 125th Wimbledon Gentlemen's Singles Semi Final

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Maria S, Sabine L, Victoria A & Petra K make it to the 125th Wimbledon Ladies Semi Final

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Djokovic beats Llodra 6-3, 6-3, 6-3

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Federer beat 6-7, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3

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Nadal beats Del Potro 7-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-4

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Steve Jobs

He never gave up on his vision of what the "personal computing" experience should be like.

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Sunday, June 05, 2011

French Open Women's Finals

  • 2012 - Sharapova def Errani - 6-3, 6-2
  • 2011 - Na li vs 6-4, 7-6
  • 2010 - Francesca Schiavone def    Samantha Stosur 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
  • 2009 - Svetlana Kuznetsova def    Dinara Safina 6–4, 6–2
  • 2008 - Ana Ivanovic def    Dinara Safina 6–4, 6–3
  • 2007 - Justine Henin def    Ana Ivanovic 6–1, 6–2
  • 2006 - Justine Henin def    Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–4, 6–4
  • 2005 - Justine Henin def    Mary Pierce 6–1, 6–1
  • 2004 - Anastasia Myskina def    Elena Dementieva 6–1, 6–2
  • 2003 - Justine Henin def    Kim Clijsters 6–0, 6–4
  • 2002 - Serena Williams def    Venus Williams 7–5, 6–3
  • 2001 - Jennifer Capriati def    Kim Clijsters 1–6, 6–4, 12–10
  • 2000 - Mary Pierce def    Conchita Martínez 6–2, 7–5
  • 1999 - Steffi Graf def    Martina Hingis 4–6, 7–5, 6–2
  • 1998 - Arantxa Sánchez Vicario def    Monica Seles 7–6(7–5), 0–6, 6–2
  • 1997 - Iva Majoli def    Martina Hingis 6–4, 6–2
  • 1996 - Steffi Graf def    Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 10–8
  • 1995 - Steffi Graf def    Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7–5, 4–6, 6–0
  • 1994 - Arantxa Sánchez Vicario def    Mary Pierce 6–4, 6–4
  • 1993 - Steffi Graf def    Mary Joe Fernández 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
  • 1992 - Monica Seles def    Steffi Graf 6–2, 3–6, 10–8
  • 1991 - Monica Seles def    Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 6–4
  • 1990 - Monica Seles def    Steffi Graf 7–6(8–6), 6–4
  • 1989 - Arantxa Sánchez Vicario def    Steffi Graf 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 7–5
  • 1988 - Steffi Graf def   Natalia Zvereva 6–0, 6–0
  • 1987 - Steffi Graf def    Martina Navrátilová 6–4, 4–6, 8–6
  • 1986 - Chris Evert def    Martina Navrátilová 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
  • 1985 - Chris Evert def    Martina Navrátilová 6–3, 6–7(4–7)[g], 7–5
  • 1984 - Martina Navrátilová def    Chris Evert 6–3, 6–1
  • 1983 - Chris Evert def    Mima Jaušovec 6–1, 6–2
  • 1982 - Martina Navrátilová[j] def    Andrea Jaeger 7–6, 6–1
  • 1981 - Hana Mandlíková def    Sylvia Hanika 6–2, 6–4
  • 1980 - Chris Evert def    Virginia Ruzici 6–0, 6–3
  • 1979 - Chris Evert def    Wendy Turnbull 6–2, 6–0
  • 1978 - Virginia Ruzici def    Mima Jaušovec 6–2, 6–2
  • 1977 - Mima Jaušovec def    Florenţa Mihai 6–2, 6–7, 6–1
  • 1976 - Sue Barker def    Renáta Tomanová 6–2, 0–6, 6–2
  • 1975 USA Chris Evert def Martina Navrátilová[j] 2–6, 6–2, 6–1
  • 1974 USA Chris Evert def Olga Morozova 6–1, 6–2
  • 1973 AUS Margaret Court def Chris Evert 6–7, 7–6, 6–4
  • 1972 - Billie Jean King def Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6–3, 6–3
  • 1971 - Evonne Goolagong Cawley def Helen Gourlay Cawley 6–3, 7–5
  • 1970 - Margaret Court def Helga Niessen Masthoff 6–2, 6–4
  • 1969 - Margaret Court def Ann Haydon Jones 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
  • 1968 - Nancy Richey def Ann Haydon Jones 5–7, 6–4, 6–1
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French Open Men's Finals



  • 2012 - Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal
  • 2011 - Nadal def Federer - 7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1
  • 2010 - Nadal def Soderling 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
  • 2009 - Federer def Soderling 6-1, 7-6, 6-4
  • 2008 - Nadal def Federer 6-1, 6-3, 6-0
  • 2007 - Nadal def Federer 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • 2006 - Nadal def
  • 2005 - Nadal def
  • 1981 - Borg def
  • 1980 - Borg def
  • 1979 - Borg def
  • 1978 - Borg def
  • 1977 - Guillermo Vilas def Brian Gottfried 6-0 6-3 6-0
  • 1976 - Panatta def Solomon 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6
  • 1975 - Borg def
  • 1974 - Borg def
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US Open

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French Open

French Open

Wimbledon

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Steffi Graf
  • Date of Birth -
  • Place of Birth - , Germany
  • Height - 5' 11"
Wimbledon
French Open

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Roger Federer

  • Date of Birth -
  • Place of Birth - , Switzerland
  • Height -
Wimbledon
French Open
US Open

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Björn Borg

  • Date of Birth - June 6th, '56
  • Place of Birth - Stockholm, Sweden
  • Height - 5' 11"
Wimbledon
French Open

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Nadal Wins 2011 French Open Men's Final 7-5, 77-63, 5-7, 6-1

Rafael Nadal defeats Roger Federer to win hos 6th French Open and 10th Grand Slam.

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Saturday, June 04, 2011

Li Na Wins 2011 French Open Women's Final

Li Na beats Francesca Schiavone from Italy to become the very first Chinese to win a Grand Slam Tennis Tournament.

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2011 French Open

May 23rd '11 thru June 3rd '11

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Talking vs Saying

One can talk a lot without saying much - he doesn't need anyone.
One can say much without talking much - he needs someone to be paying attention.

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

If I Could Change the World

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Singularity

Interesting idea. Wish I could be there to actively participate in such a transformation.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Satyajit Ray

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Sunday, April 03, 2011

April Fool Edition

NPR had a food related advertisemtn piece

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Match 49 - Final - India vs Sri Lanka
  • SL 274/6
  • India 268/4 (47.3ov)
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Monday, March 28, 2011

The "Start-Up" Life

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Good Code vs Bad Code


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Saturday, March 19, 2011

You Cannot "Try to be" What You are Not

You cannot try to be smarter than you are or more cool or . . . . .

Just like you cannot be any less of those above. You are who & what you are. Actually, you are the sum of "who" and "what" you are. "You" are not any one "thing". There isn't any one adjective that does or could possibly define "you". So don't try to be anything but who you are.

But when you do see yourself trying to be something you are not already - ask yourself why you are doing it? Is it because you actually

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Match 33 - Pakistan vs Zimbabwe (Group A)

  • Zimbabwe 151/7 (39.4 ov)
  • Pakistan 164/3 (34.1 ov)
Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 23 balls remaining)

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Public Display of Affection

Probably because of the society I grew up, I used to be very uncomfortable when people displayed their affection in public. Even the simple act of hand holding was quite unusual.

But over the last couple of decades I have gotten used to.

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Business Promotion via Social Media

The Power of social media

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On Being Civil



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Happy, Sad, Mad, Angry & Everything in Between

On my morning drive I happened to catch just a few minutes of the Dudley and Bob Morning Show. They were talking about individuals needing "psychiatric help". The issues the were talking about (at least the ones that caught my attention) were:
  • Dealing with the possibility of needing such help
  • The taboo against
It was really interesting to hear such a topic even though listening to them felt a little distracting. Not to mention the fact that I had to quit (since I was already running a little late for a meeting).

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Match 32 - Bangladesh vs Netherlands (Group B)
  • Netherlands 160 (46.2 ov)
  • Bangladesh 166/4 (41.2 ov)
Bangladesh won by 6 wickets (with 52 balls remaining)

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Tsunami Follows 8.9 Quake

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Match 28 - England vs Bangladesh (Group B)

  • England 225 (49.4 ov)
  • Bangladesh 227/8 (49 ov)
Bangladesh won by 2 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

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Monday, March 07, 2011

Opinion

We are all entitled to our own - of course. Being open, correct, objective or flexible is totally optional.

Sharing or debating your own opinions with others is an even more of an optional act. Not only do you have to decide to share and debate, but at least one other entity / individual must be willing to participate.

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Friday, March 04, 2011

Match 19 - Bangladesh vs West Indies (Group B)

Bangladesh 58 (18.5 ov)
West Indies 59/1 (12.2 ov)
West Indies won by 9 wickets (with 226 balls remaining)

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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

My Maxima @ 267,027mi

267,027mi

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U.S. Debt

  • China - $1.2T
  • Japan - $0.9T
  • UK - $272B
  • Brazil - $181B
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Monday, February 28, 2011

Match 14 - Sri Lanka vs Kenya (Group A)

Kenya 142 (43.4 ov)
Sri Lanka 146/1 (18.4 ov)
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 188 balls remaining)

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Match 13 - Netherlands vs West Indies (Group B)

West Indies 330/8 (50 ov)
Netherlands 115 (31.3 ov)

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Match 12 - Canada vs Zimbabwe (Group A)

Zimbabwe 298/9 (50 ov)
Canada 123 (42.1 ov)

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Match 10 - Sri Lanka vs Pakistan (Group A)

Pakistab 277/7
Sri Lanka 199/5 (42.5 ov)

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Life

Life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents, or coincidences. - Serendipity (Movie)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Match 8 - Australia vs New Zealand (Group B)

New Zealand 206 (45.1 ov)
Australia 207/3 (34.0 ov)

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Match 9 - Bangladesh vs Ireland (Group B)

Bangladesh 205 (49.2 ov)
Ireland 178 (45 ov)

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

We rarely think people have good sense unless they agree with us.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Match 2 - Kenya vs NZ (Group A)

Kenya 69 (23.5 ov)
Zimbabwe 72/0 (8 ov)

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Match 4 - Australia vs Zimbabwe (Group A)

Australia 262/6 (50 ov)
Zimbabwe 171 (46.2 ov)

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Match 6 - Kenya vs Pakistan (Group A)

Pakistan 317/7 (50 ov)
Kenya 112 (33.1 ov)

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Match 5 - Netherlands vs England (Group B)

Netherlands 292/6 (50 ov)
England 296/4 (48.4 ov)

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21 Years

is a very long time. Too long to even remember exactly. But not long enough for the hurt to go away.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Forbidden Attraction

Is it forbidden because it is attractive, or it is attractive because it is forbidden?

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Match 1 - Bangladesh vs India (Group B)

India - 370/4(50 ov)
BD - 283/9 (49.6 ov)

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Family Friendly & Green

Dilbert.com

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Bad Job Market

Dilbert.com

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Doing More with Less

Dilbert.com

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dilbert Develops an App

Dilbert.com
The only way to have a friend is to be one!

The only way to have a friend is to be one!

Of course, the assumption is that one would want to have friend(s). There can be exceptions - for them being a friend is NOT necessary.

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There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that everybody guesses.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

ICC Cricket World Cup - 2011
  1. Group B - BD vs India, April 19th, Dhaka
  2. Group A - Kenya vs NZ, April 20th, Chennai
  3. Group A - SL vs Canada, April 20th,
  4. Group A - Australia vs Zimbabwe, April 21st
  5. Group B - England vs Netherlands, April 22nd
  6. Group A - Kenya vs Pakistan, April 23rd
  7. Group B - South Africa vs WI, April 24th
  8. Group A - Australia vs NZ, April 25th
  9. Group B - BD vs Ireland, April 25, Dhaka
  10. Group A - SL vs Pakistan, April 26th, Colombo
  11. Group B - India vs England, April 27th, Bangalore
  12. Group A - Canada vs Zimbabwe, April 28th
  13. Group B - Netherlands vs WI, April 28th
  14. Group A - Sri Lanka v Kenya, Mar 1, 2011, Colombo (RPS)
  15. Group B: England v Ireland at Bangalore - Mar 2, 2011
  16. Group B: Netherlands v South Africa at Mohali - Mar 3, 2011
  17. Group A: Canada v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Mar 3, 2011
  18. Group A: New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Ahmedabad - Mar 4, 2011
  19. Group B: Bangladesh v West Indies at Dhaka - Mar 4, 2011
  20. Group A: Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS) - Mar 5, 2011
  21. Group B: England v South Africa at Chennai - Mar 6, 2011
  22. Group B: India v Ireland at Bangalore - Mar 6, 2011
  23. Group A: Canada v Kenya at Delhi - Mar 7, 2011
  24. Group A: New Zealand v Pakistan at Pallekele - Mar 8, 2011
  25. Group B: India v Netherlands at Delhi - Mar 9, 2011
  26. Group A: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Pallekele - Mar 10, 2011
  27. Group B: Ireland v West Indies at Mohali - Mar 11, 2011
  28. Group B: Bangladesh v England at Chittagong - Mar 11, 2011
  29. Group B: India v South Africa at Nagpur - Mar 12, 2011
  30. Group A: Canada v New Zealand at Mumbai - Mar 13, 2011
  31. Group A: Australia v Kenya at Bangalore - Mar 13, 2011
  32. Group B: Bangladesh v Netherlands at Chittagong - Mar 14, 2011
  33. Group A: Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Pallekele - Mar 14, 2011
  34. Group B: Ireland v South Africa at Kolkata - Mar 15, 2011
  35. Group A: Australia v Canada at Bangalore - Mar 16, 2011
  36. Group B: England v West Indies at Chennai - Mar 17, 2011
  37. Group B: Ireland v Netherlands at Kolkata - Mar 18, 2011
  38. Group A: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mumbai - Mar 18, 2011
  39. Group B: Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka - Mar 19, 2011
  40. Group A: Australia v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Mar 19, 2011
  41. Group A: Kenya v Zimbabwe at Kolkata - Mar 20, 2011
  42. Group B: India v West Indies at Chennai - Mar 20, 2011
  43. Quarter Final C: TBA v TBA at Dhaka - Mar 23, 2011
  44. Quarter Final D: TBA v TBA at Ahmedabad - Mar 24, 2011
  45. Quarter Final E: TBA v TBA at Dhaka - Mar 25, 2011
  46. Quarter Final F: TBA v TBA at Colombo (RPS) - Mar 26, 2011
  47. Semi Final: TBA v TBA at Colombo (RPS) - Mar 29, 2011
  48. Semi Final: TBA v TBA at Mohali - Mar 30, 2011
  49. Final - India v SL April 2nd, Mumbai
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

War

War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Inspiration

Sometimes all you need is a little inspiration. That can come from someone else or from within.

Where it comes from is not important. What is, important, that you recognize that you are being asked to go forth. Once you do, maybe others will follow. Maybe no one will. But that small journey that you take will be it's own reward. And who knows, that small journey might lead to bigger adventures.

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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

2011

Hard to tell if this will be a good year, but it's going to different. With change there is anticipation and with anticipation there is expectation.

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