Personal Reflections

King: Love & Pride

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Ah, this…simply glorious in all it’s 80s splendor! Mullets (things of wonder, architecturally unsound yet resplendent in their glory), androgynous dress, spiky ginormous hair, weird leather and weirder suits, Doc Martens (spray-painted!), strange, nonsensical settings and graphics, and a bunch of young boys in leather running amok, and headbands! Perhaps intending to grasp some Mad […]

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Reflecting on Fortune’s article “Howard Schultz Has Something Left to Prove”

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I’m an alum of Starbucks, having worked at the SSC (Starbucks Support Center) from the time Orin Smith was at the helm, through Jim Donald’s tenure, and then getting laid off with 300 of my colleagues a few months after Howard returned. Starbuck’s history overlaps with key parts of mine. I still care quite deeply […]

Personal Reflections

My Mother’s Day Weekend

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​Spent the evening with my folks celebrating Mothers Day. I love that I’m physically close to them, so can keep an emotional closeness. Though, at times, it’s surreal to be back in Lynnwood, within sight of the home I grew up in.  Many, many memories can and went. Stories told with my son, developing the […]

Personal Reflections

Seattle’s “Network After Work” Event on Wednesday, March 22

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Hey Seattle-based chums, Any of you planning on attending “Network After Work Seattle at Amber“? It’s Wednesday evening right by Pike Place Market. For me, driving to downtown mid-week/evenings is a bit of a pain. Back when I worked at Starbucks it was easy (it’s only a few minutes north, and, ostensibly, on my way home). […]