Reboot

Two years ago, I was first inspired to start blogging by a session at the annual PASS Summit.  It took me about eight months to finally get things together to start writing… and then I stopped.  Finding time for this has been difficult, between the demands of work, family, and leading a PASS chapter.  I […]

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I’m presenting in Madison!

One of my goals for the year was to present at least twice. I’m happy to say that I’m making progress on that goal – my first presentation was selected for SQL Saturday #118 in Madison, WI! I’ll be presenting “Practically Normal”, a practical introduction to normalization. Normalization is a key concept in a relational […]

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The Year That Was, The Year That Will Be

“If it’s to be, it’s up to me.” – William H. Johnsen “No! Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Les Brown 2011 was a successful year, but not what I would consider to be “wildly” […]

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Meme Monday: What can I do for my #sqlfamily?

In the spirit of starting to write more on this blog (good or not), I’m answering Tom LaRock’s call for Meme Monday this month. His question: What do you want to do for your #sqlfamily in 2012? I’m going to start by doing what I’ve been doing.  For the last couple of years, I’ve been […]

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Is anyone here?

So it turns out that this summer and fall have been very, very busy – too busy to start a blog.  A short synopsis: I completed my 5K!  As I posted earlier, I ran a 5K on September 17.  I finished in 31:00.08 – by far, a personal best.  I’m still running, too, and I […]

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