Monthly Archives: September 2013


Over the last six months, I started a research project in conjunction with a B2B accelerator, 9Mile Labs, to understand what factors lead to entrepreneurial success.  A key part of the research method was to use video ethnography to capture … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Mighty USS Missouri

One of the joys of having a home that overlooks the Puget Sound is the wide range of shipping traffic that flows through the sound. Since we are on the path for ships going to and from the Bremerton Naval … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Kolob Canyons of Zion National Park

On our drive north from Zion National Park we spotted Kolob Canyons of Zion National Park. Having a few hours of daylight left, we turned into the park and started a steep climb out of the flat lands. As we … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Patterns Surround Me

My good friend and colleague David Socha introduced me to his habit of taking “patterns” photos. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. On my good days, I am on the hunt for interesting patterns. Here are a few of … Continue reading

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Both/And or Either/Or?

“If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” Abraham Maslow As good left brained analytics trained by Western “education systems,” many of us technical folks believe that there is one right answer to … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Angels Landing and Walter’s Wiggles

We’d heard so much about Angels Landing from our daughter Elizabeth and her dissertation research professor, Paul Dassonville. We decided to spend a second day at Zion National Park in order to ascend what looked to be a comfortable hiking … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Seafair, Blue Angels and Hydros

Seafair is a wonderful tradition in Seattle to spend several weeks honoring the Navy for their service and entertaining us with the unlimited hydroplane races. For four days (two days of practice), we get to enjoy the Blue Angels zooming … Continue reading

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