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There’s an active shooter at South Carroll High School!!! God, I hope Eamon is safe! What can we do!!?”That is what I heard through my wife’s sobbing when I picked up the phone at 2.48 on March 20, 2014.As my son had played “Amazing Grace” on violin for the grieving families of the two victims of the Columbia Mall active shooting just two months earlier, my mind went into full alert…See More
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Active Shooter, Bomb Threat, or Just Rumor

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 2:12pm 0 Comments

There’s an active shooter at South Carroll High School!!! God, I hope Eamon is safe! What can we do!!?”

That is what I heard through my wife’s sobbing when I picked up the phone at 2.48 on March 20, 2014.
As my son had played “Amazing Grace” on violin for the grieving families of the…
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Civil Defense Hobby

Posted on May 9, 2011 at 12:46pm 3 Comments

We all have have lives outside of technical writing. Poetry, civil defense and emergency management are some of mine.

Here is a link to a recent emergency management exercise I just participated in. Such emergencies are never fun...except when they are exercises like this when you are a player.

I will add videos, but you can read the scenario and see the pictures to get a good idea about how it works.

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The New Job Search

Posted on April 28, 2011 at 3:10pm 1 Comment

Six years ago, in an effort to help other technical writer's find a job in a down market, I added a number of popular job search engines on my blog:

http://poetslife.blogspot.com/search/label/Technical%20Writer%20Jobs

Most are now useless. Here is the new, and simpler, job search way: Tweetmyjobs and…

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At 1:10pm on June 10, 2011, Steve Schwarzman said…
I bet it was more than prayers. I bet your company is doing well, and you have added value to your company. Good for you!
At 1:27pm on June 10, 2011, Bruce Curley said…

Actually, I believe it was prayer.

When I first got the email from my contact at my agency (I'm a contractor), I feared the worst. "Here we go again. I'll be looking...oy vey."

So, on the way to the meeting, I said, "Lord, I'm not the best, but I try. I help Steve (my brother) with his mortgage so he (hopefully) won't loose his house. When I'm at Mass each Sunday I can continue to give. I give hundreds of volunteer hours each year. I need to pay the mortgage. You help me and I'll be able to help others more."

Much to my surprise, after asking me how things were going, she said, "Your boss is so happy with you that we would like to give you a $6 an hour raise."

I froze. It was not what I had expected, and for me, prayer is what made the difference.

The company I work for is treading water. Everyone has had to take 2 furloughs last year, including me. There is a hiring freeze. And many of the engineers have been given a choice of taking a lower salary in a new office in Florida or leaving.

Not everyone has faith. I do, so I see it as a result of prayer.

Now...granted...if I had not taken the turgid, confusing, repeating text from the old proposals and converted it into living, breathing text that tells the story better, with clearer diagrams, photos, and visuals that is easy to read, the outcome might have been a little different.

After all, we are co-creators of this world.

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