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Andy’s Strengths v2.0

Jeff recently got me the revised Tom Rath book, Strengths Finder 2.0. Somewhere around 4 years ago I completed my first Strengths test and have since gone on to enjoy many works of optimal thinkers. Past Strengths Originally in 2004 I tested for the main strengths of: * Strategic * Restorative * Communication * Ideation […]

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Your Mind and Your Life, Fighting Irrationality

I love to experience life and the world. To many it looks like I am defiant or full of challenge but really it is a zest for the experience. Maybe I have some kinesthesia issues. Recently during a scuba trip on Grand Cayman I was to find myself in a position I have rarely, if […]

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Sipping Coffee Thoughtfully

Robin and I are out at Smelly Cat in NoDa, reflecting, pausing before running more. I wish I could have bought this place a few years ago. Man I’d have turned it into something special. Ah well, in another reality I’m sure it’s going on and I rock. It’s all good though, we’re going to […]

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Farewell Poppy

On Sunday, January 6th, 2008 my grandfather, Honorico “Ric” Ciordia, known to many of us as Pop or Poppy, passed away. My grandfather was someone very special and dear to me. He had the perfect set of grandfatherly ways. He lifted me up in times of doubt and set me back on the path when […]

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2007, a Year in Review

I could never have guessed how much of a roller coaster ride 2007 could have been. To recap just about everyone I know quit or left their former employment. Some people went on to join others in their new endeavors, some just needed a change, and for some change was forced upon them. In the […]

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IMI Photography

I’ve been working hard to get better at photography for the last 5 years. I can probably attribute it to [Photo.net](http://www.photo.net) as an early resource for an aspiring eye, some fantastic in-family photographers and a consistent amount of moments to capture around me. As Robin joined my carnival of fun it seems I can even […]

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Leaving the Fluorescent Halls

We live in a moment of [impermanence](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impermanence). If we live in such a moment why aren’t we making the most of it. Why give energy into anything other than enjoying the experience by maximizing it? I have (with great consultation of my wife) resigned from my former employ. That is to say I have left […]

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