Today is a bittersweet day. Yesterday was my last day as an employee of DevelopMentor. I truly appreciated the opportunities I had there. My future with them is still not completely written. There are number of classes coming up that I could be teaching for them ( see http://www.develop.com/schedule/microsoft-data
for a list ). Moreover, there are many good folks still working hard for them. I wish all of them the best success.
As for me, right now my top priority is getting healthy again and to keep on chipping away at my Doctorate. I have accepted an Adjunct professorship with Colorado Technical University here in Sioux Falls where I will be teaching classes in business and computer science. In July, I should be going to the Institute for Advanced Learning ( http://www.instituteforadvancedstudies.com/ ) in Colorado Springs to start the long road towards dissertation. It is odd to being that again, but I am feeling much better about getting that done.
There are some other opportunities too. I have been approached by other companies to help with consulting and training opportunities. So, despite the bleakness of the current economy, I am feeling pretty good. Of course, it helps when you have a strong support network backing and I am certainly blessed to have that going full on for me now.
In a few days, I am hoping to introduce a new personal web site with blog and wiki features. The focus of the site will be in the technologies and practices I am most interested in: business intelligence, data mining, F#, XML, .NET, leadership and, of course... things gourmand! I will still be posting here from time to time as well when something relevant comes up.
Looking out my window, I see clear skies and smell a warm breeze. A purring gray cat is asleep on my lap. As Suzuki-Roshi taught, "Just to be alive is enough."