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Words of wisdom on choosing a career… not so easy, actually

My brother Ron and his two daughters, Rebeca and Sophia, visited a couple of days ago.  We had a barbecue and some good conversation: I really enjoyed the visit.

My niece Rebeca is about to enter high school, which is amazing in itself.  More amazing is that she asked me for some advice on whether pursuing computer science / IT was a good choice.  I tried to share some ‘wisdom’, but I found it surprisingly difficult to give good advice.  This is a crazy old world, and who knows what the future holds?  So I thought I’d post some of my thoughts here in a bit more detail. 


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I survived!

I am fortunate to have an employer who was able to allow me to work from home while Irene recovered from her second hip replacement.  It made things much less stressful for all involved.

Working from home for a month, though, leads to some odd behavior.  My hours of work were scattered all over the 24 hour day, partly in order to accommodate things Irene needed me for, partly because I found it convenient to work when Irene was asleep.  I could take naps whenever my eyes started to feel heavy.  There were several days where I didn’t bother to dress.

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