Monthly Archive: July 2012

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Three and a Half Years Administering Epic

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Daniel J. Dick

 

Stuck in Fresno away from familiar lucrative and challenging IT positions, I wanted to return to the Bay Area or another more metropolitan area.  But my aging parents  needed my help.  My brother passed away in 2008 and my sister lived near Los Angeles while my daughter studied Cognitive Science at UCSC.  So Eileen and I felt bound to stay in Fresno.

Then a recruiter called.  Recruiters typically call.  However, this recruiter asked whether I could live and work in Fresno.  That was ideal!

Michelle's Graduation

My Visions, Dreams, Passion

Long ago in a far away place…Ok…

Sixteen or seventeen years ago, a lady came to my workplace and gave a seminar called “Making Your Dreams Come True”.  I walked into the room, got my name tag and my three ring binder and sat down.

What did I get myself into?  “Making Your Dreams Come True”.  When do the Cinderella and Rapunzel dolls come out?  Can I sneak out and go back to work?  I’ve read books and gone to seminars on positive thinking, possibility thinking and all that.

Well, for some magical reason Forrest Gump comes to life and the dim wits who really believe in this Cinderella stuff are the ones who succeed.  It’s the “smart”, enlightened ones who fail.

So, why is this happening?  Are some people just lucky?  Or are some people just too stupid to know when something won’t work ?

The Bible says in Proverbs 29 v 18, “Where there is no vision thepeople perish