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Three Books for Parents March 21, 2008

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Parenting/Children.
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What is it that brings you here? A search engine? Some well-intentioned friend suggested that you read some parenting advice? Does having two sons (one born in ’88 and the other born in ’91) make me an expert? If you judge a tree by its fruit, is my tree one that is worth pruning a branch from for your own parenting adventure?

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Since you’re still reading, I’ll assume that, for whatever reason, you believe that I have something worthwhile to say about raising kids. Regardless of the truth of that statement, we’ll accept it as a given for the sake of this posting. Here, I’ll give you my secret. I’ll fill you in on most everything I know (and some things that I need to keep re-learning) about parenting. After reading this, you’ll be able to safely ignore everything else I have to say about raising children. Honest. (more…)

Nearest Book Meme February 20, 2008

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Software Development.
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I apologize in advance for this meme. I am going to protect the anonymity of the person who did this before me, inspiring me to such witty prose. Really. I’m sorry.

Very sorry.

Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more.
“Software Requirements,” by Karl E. Wiegers. I’m sure you were hoping for something a bit more exciting.


Sorry to disappoint.