Category Archives: Blog

musings about new technologies, life experiences, and rogue ideas.

In Response to Tragedy

Lux aeterna luceat eis Domine.

Let eternal light shine upon them, O Lord.

My heart is in distress. But Joy (and healing) comes in the morning light.

Lord, in your infinite mercy, grant them rest forever more, in Light Eternal.

 

“I will remember their names and I will sing them to a safer place.” – Jason Robert Brown

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“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”
– Leonard Bernstein, composer and conductor

 

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20 children among 26 victims of Connecticut elementary school shooting

 

 

 

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TEDxJNJ: The Future of Biogenetics and HealthCare

 

 Biogenetics, DNA sequencing, personalized healthcare, what does it all mean?  We are standing on the cusp of the next plateau of medical knowledge, and it is all thanks to our growing understanding of our genetic code. Science has already identified multiple gene “markers” that are indications of a genetic susceptibility to certain diseases. As this wealth of knowledge grows, we grow closer to making science fiction a reality – delivering targeted treatments, preventative care, and most eerily, know what hereditary diseases you will contract in the future with an unprecedented level of accuracy. In doing so, one must consider the policies and the human psychology that are affected by such a profound shift in healthcare.

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TEDxJNJ: Mindfulness at Work

UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM… I don’t know about where you work, but I didn’t think there are many places where you are going to see the Zen Master meditating on his desk before the staff meeting…  To kick off my TEDxJNJ experience, I went on an adventure to learn about this skill set called mindfulness, and how I could apply it to my life. Continue reading

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12/12/12 at TEDxJNJ!

MainEventCarouselDecember 12, 2012 was a unique moment in the passage of time that will not be repeated until 01/01/01, that is Jan 1, 2101. I may not live to see it, as I will be one month away from my 112th birthday, but who knows? I have high hopes for health care… I am so fortunate to have attended the TEDxJNJ Main Event to commemorate the milestone! I am energized with thoughts, and passion, and new ideas that will be the subject of several posts. I wanted to explain what role TEDxJNJ has in Johnson & Johnson, and in my own growing career. I believe it is a driver of critical conversations that all human beings should engage in.

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Transitioning

I am a few months away from completing my Leadership Development Program. At that point, I will continue in my current role as a manager of investigations to discover root cause of critical infrastructure incidents. When I started this journey 18 months ago, I was a different person. I was listening to Dubstep. I was spending my weekends going into New York to rid myself of my new found income at clubs and bars. I was fresh out of college, and chomping at the bit– I wanted to change the world. I still do. At this critical turning point, I look back over the last two years to see what’s changed and what has stayed the same. Continue reading

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Pursuit of You

There is an image in my head of  who I want to be, who I’m supposed to be, and who I’m going to be five years from now. In a certain job, in a certain shape, the list goes on.. After a long talk with an old friend this week, I found myself trying to understand how to stress less about these versions of me I have in my head.

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“People don’t buy what you do…”

I am a very hard worker.  I tell you when to expect quality delivery, and I deliver on or before that time. Call it professional courtesy, call it expected corporate behavior;  without really intending for it to happen, I find myself beginning to define my professional worth around “what” I produce. This is by no means a bad thing.  I’m all for consistency.  It’s just, what happens when the output  you are asked to produce is agreement? When “what” you do becomes less tangible?

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