My mother, Virginia, painted this lovely water color for my birthday.


She was a very talented woman.

Today is my “official” 20 year anniversary of working full-time at Microsoft. I even have my original employee ID badge:


I left twice (once voluntarily after 10 years and once involuntarily when the Aces Game Studio closed in 2009). I didn’t expect to be here so long. If you counted my original hire date and time as a vendor between the first and second tours of duty, I would have been at Microsoft for 8531 days or 23.37 years. Sheesh!