Bye Bye Winter

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I can honestly say I am not going to miss winter.  I enjoy snow as much as the next person, but I’m telling you I’m done.  

Fortunately there are signs that Spring is just around the corner.  This past weekend the weather finally rose high enough above 32º, causing the 2 feet of snow in my backyard began to melt.  While there is still a long way to go, patches of grass began to appeared, and like magic — so did the deer.  I counted over 20 of them roaming across the backyard feasting on the exposed grass.  It was quite a special moment.

Hoping you are finding your own special “Spring” like moments.


Happy Holidays 2012

From my family to yours ….

Wishing you a Very Happy Holiday and a Joyous New Year!
















Another year has come and gone and what a year it has been.  This year has brought me great success and significant loss.  Through it all however, I believe each experience has brought me and my family closer together.  

I wish you and your family a very happy holiday season and hope the new year brings you great joy and happiness.

All the Best!



Letter to Steve Jobs

To Steve Jobs,

Of the millions of people in the world who in some way have touched me – you will alway be someone whom without you ever knowing it has had a tremendous positive impact on my life and my career.  Through your vision, drive and unwillingness to compromise you have inspired me.  Through the products you developed at Apple you showed me that it is OK to lead instead of follow. To think differently and to want more from yourself and those around you.  You demonstrated through your example that if you believe in what you are doing and continue to encourage yourself and others to keep trying, you can accomplish great things!  I will always look upon your contribution to the human race and raw strength from your example.

Thank you Steve for being an inspiration to us all.


Oliver Siodmak


Sending an SMS via eMail

This trick has been out there a while but I only recently rediscovered that you can actually send an SMS message to an AT&T cell phone using as the email address.

So if your friend’s phone number is (917) 555-1212 and they are on the AT&T network, address the email to “”. Then simply type the message in the subject field. Since phone companies used to limit the message limit to 160 characters (20 longer then a Twitter message), it is best to keep your messages brief and to the point. Also the entire email (body content including signature) is sent in the text message, you may want to delete any body content before hitting the send key.

Example:mach zehnder modulator

SUBJECT: Hey .. Have a Great Day!

Then hit the SEND key .. it’s that simple.

For a full listing of cell phone SMS addresses, check out SMS411’s site.

Happy texting!


44th President of the United States of America Inaugerated


One of the more memorable quotes from Barack Obama’s Inauguration speech, “America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children’s children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God’s grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.”

You can read the entire speech heremebeli.