Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Wrong doing, government, policy, racism, justice, rights, idiots, misunderstanding, ignorance, injustice, hippies, and cluelessness. What category you decide the Ferguson case fits into? I honestly don't know. Maybe all of them? I don't know a whole lot on the situation and therefore have trouble fully deciding what to think.

Never-the-less, we are making history with this case and it will be one of those things that you hear about in the textbooks and "i remember when" stories. I will tell you though, at times as Americans, we see so many things through screens, text, rumors, bad innuendos, and humorous racial stereotypes, we forget the fact that there are real people suffering in the world. Even if it is cushy Americans "suffering" because of police brutality, they are losing their rights in a free country. I think this is something we sometimes forget in America. We are a nation under the dollar and we think that protects us.

The fact of the matter is, whoever holds the bigger stick decides the rules, even if it's self or majority elected. There will always be that injustice and the Ferguson case just further affirms this. So whether you are for the out come or not, remember that these are real people with real human rights caught in an unbelievably complex social issue.

Thats all I got for tonight. take it with a grain of salt.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

How many times have you been around the sun?

Today is my birthday. I taught class today to a crowd that was all older than me by 5+ years. Now in this evening I am traveling on a plane to go back to my home. The bar at the airport was jam packed so I had to eat my dinner "birthday" meal at a fast food pizza place. I have received snaps, texts, voicemails, Facebook posts, and even LinkedIn messages wishing me happy birthday today from people all around the country. I'm finding that is my life now, friends all around the country. It works well since I travel so much.

"I'm on a plane and it's my birthday"

Last time I wrote I was at a startup company that I wasn't super happy with, money was a bit tight, my home still didn't seem like home, and I really didn't feel like I was contributing to a greater cause. Since then I have started working with Adobe and things are shaping up! I am working as a corporate trainer for a product called Adobe Experience Manager. I'm able to save more money, I have made more friends, I get to travel, and most of all, I am becoming a professional in this world. The biggest change though is the travel. To really document my life in the air, I have started a new blog called Plane Runner, feel free to follow that blog as well.


I will admit life is different now, but I can say this is exactly what I have wanted for the past few years. Now that I am a professional technologist and get to travel I'm finding it's just different than I was expecting. I think I always had this thought I would have this great life back at home that I would come home to, but in reality my life is in the sky.When I actually am home, I find myself wanting to travel again. I'm finding home is in the sky and hotels rather than the apartment a few of my things are kept.

"When I actually am home, I find myself wanting to travel again."

No, I don't want to do this all my life. I want to settle down with a house, wife, and kids. But these things are not things I can actively control and so I might as well make the most of what I have. My job has set me up on a path that I could have only dreamed of when I was younger and I am continually thankful for the cards I have been dealt. Living the lifestyle I have now though is very different than my friends and even family, I hope to write a blog on this topic.

I have now made it 26 times around the sun and am proud to say I am a grown professional that contributes to society in a positive manor. I am no longer a child relying on others to support me. But that doesn't mean I have to act professional all the time. There's still a lot of "kid" inside of me!

Oh, and thank you Mom and Dad, without you two there wouldn't be me. I guess that means I am eternally grateful to you two. :)