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Being taken as a professional starts with playing the part.

  • Posted by cmcurtin
  • Published: 2009-12-14

The Move

Moving is never, ever fun. As moves go, though, we didn't do badly.

  • Posted by cmcurtin
  • Published: 2008-07-14

The Program

Some days are just brutal.

  • Posted by cmcurtin
  • Published: 2008-06-09

Dear Ms. Realtor

Thank you for bringing your client to our home this evening.

  • Posted by cmcurtin
  • Published: 2008-05-19

Columbus Tech Blog

A new blog on the topic of technology in Columbus.

  • Posted by cmcurtin
  • Published: 2008-04-07

"The Elevator" Going Down?


Adding a normal exercise routine to an extremely busy schedule makes the absurd tempting.

  • Posted by cmcurtin
  • Published: 2008-02-11


Making mass transit work in Columbus is a marketing issue.

  • Posted by cmcurtin
  • Published: 2008-01-14


"Wendy's International has closed its last Downtown restaurant, at the Fifth Third Center."

  • Posted by cmcurtin
  • Published: 2008-01-07


"Who knows what Benjamin Franklin proposed as the national symbol for the United States?"

  • Posted by cmcurtin
  • Published: 2007-12-24


Being in the business of risk management, I think a lot about contingency plans. I spend a lot of time thinking about the unthinkable.

  • Posted by cmcurtin
  • Published: 2007-11-26

Yahoo Marketing

Sometimes marketing that means to be clever is exactly the opposite.

  • Posted by cmcurtin
  • Published: 2007-11-12

Comfort Zone

I have long held the belief that people benefit from interaction with others. This is easy enough in theory but can prove difficult to practice. Even so, we must move broadly in society if we wish to achieve our potential.

  • Posted by cmcurtin
  • Published: 2007-08-27


We have heard of this virtue, but we know not what it is. --Henry David Thoreau, Walden

  • Posted by cmcurtin
  • Published: 2007-08-06


An acquaintence looked me right in the eye, his expression being serious. "Which, do you suppose, is dumber?"

  • Posted by cmcurtin
  • Published: 2007-03-26

Girls Gone Stupid

February 2007 has been quite a month for female role models. As shocking as the cases are, I find myself more taken with how they were treated by the mainstream media. I think that women can do better than this. I also think that if what we witnessed is any clue about the state of journalism, the once-noble profession should be pronounced dead even before newspapers stop being printed. Furthermore, we should stop and look at what role we might be playing in all of this.

  • Posted by cmcurtin
  • Published: 2007-02-26

Live and Let Die

This week's thought is from Niccolo Machiavelli's "The Prince," a 1513 meditation on princely power. Machiavelli makes for interesting reading. Many will observe that his writings suggest a ruthless quality and subsequently ascribe numerous unflattering personality traits to him personally. Interestingly, I have yet to find any evidence that he actually practiced what he wrote.

  • Posted by cmcurtin
  • Published: 2007-01-29

Gas Prices, Part II

Somehow the topic that wouldn't go away five quarters ago doesn't get much mention these days. Unless you count the conspiracy about why the problem isn't such a problem now.

  • Posted by cmcurtin
  • Published: 2007-01-22

Educating for Life in Information Technology

We're in the thousand years between no technology and all technology. You can read what your contemporaries think, but you should remember they are ignorant savages. --Marvin Minsky

  • Posted by cmcurtin
  • Published: 2006-11-27

Correspondence and Technology

My time spent writing includes more than my work and what appears here; I have invested no small amount of time in corresponding regularly with friends and family. While the vast majority of this happens in some sort of electronic form, not all does. Comparing the properties of email with those of communication by posting physical letters led me to some conclusions about technology and correspondence.

  • Posted by cmcurtin
  • Published: 2006-09-25

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