As a computer programmer I understand, probably more than most, the power of perception. I have a favorite cartoon that perfectly exemplifies how extreme different perspectives can look: A few of my favorite parts of this analogy include how those 'selling' the project extol it's virtues, and how documentation and support are non existent 🙂 … Continue reading Best Laid Plans
I watched an interesting Law and Order this week. For those that haven't seen it, there was a government official using his office for sexual extortion. Yes, Virginia, some people operate unethically. This man, who worked in immigration, happened to be a Xenophobe, and only exposed his true nature when trying to implore Assistant District … Continue reading Law and DisOrder
While reading an article about losing the last of our worlds Holocaust survivors, I was struck by many similarities with the police proactive stings. Phrases like 'all the same vices and weaknesses as today’s young people', 'neither heroes nor monsters', 'pride turn into self-righteousness', and 'fake news'. Now I am not saying, in any way, … Continue reading Lessons not learned
Today is looking up, at least on the outside of things. Jace has a new Parole Officer. Her name is Heather Day. I met Heather the day I met Jace last Parole Officer, Sloan Krueger. Sloan was not very friendly, which is fine but not necessary. Heather, on that day, gave me more logical, practical … Continue reading Just another Day?
The ad read "Copier Technician Apprentice/Intern". I received a quick reply to my mostly blank resume. I did not want the large gaping missing time frame of prison to be the first thing prospective employers questioned. An appointment was set for the following Monday at 10a.m. I arrived at 9:45. The interview started out as … Continue reading Getting a J.O.B.