# Wednesday, 02 October 2013

9/30
Today I am grateful for a trip to Las Vegas and a chance to speak at DevConnections.

9/29
Today I am grateful for those who worked so hard to put on a successful Bar Camp Tamp 2013 - The first bar camp I have experienced.

9/28
Today I am grateful for the health of my mother and for dinner last night with her and with my cousins Kevin and Kathleen, who drove up from Sarasota to meet us.

9/27
Today I am grateful that I'm heading to Florida this morning to visit my mother and my son.

9/26
Today I am grateful for the Detroit Tigers who have provided an exciting baseball season this summer.

9/24
Today I am grateful that I live in an area where there are so many user groups, giving me so many opportunities to learn and to meet smart people.

9/23
Today I am grateful for my blog, which has given me a forum to share my thoughts with anyone who wants to read them.

9/22
Today I am grateful to Julie Lerman and all those who helped her make the Vermont Code Camp an excellent event and my first visit to the Green Mountain state enjoyable.

9/21
Today I am grateful for a night on the town last night in downtown Burlington with Russell Fustino.

9/20
Today I am grateful that I'm visiting Vermont this morning for the first time in my life.

9/19
Today I am grateful to all those who came to my presentation at the Great Lakes Area .NET User Group last night.

9/18
Today I am grateful for exactly 5 years at Sogeti, for the people I've met, and for the things I've learned as a result of these years.

9/17
Today I am grateful for this coffee and the effect it is having on me this morning.

9/16
Today I am grateful for My first trip to Citi Field An exciting finish featuring a 2-out walk-off Mets RBI in the bottom of the 11th. The kindness of Becky Isserman, who helped me navigate NYC public transportation.

9/15
Today I am grateful to Stephen Bohlen and the other organizers of CodeCampNYC for their hard work in putting on a successful conference and for dinner and drinks with old and new friends in midtown last night.

9/14
Today I am grateful for a weekend in Manhattan and a chance to speak at #CodeCampNYC

9/13
Today I am grateful for the team on my current project. Some of our daily tasks are mundane, but I always enjoy interacting with this bright group of developers.

9/12
Today I am grateful for optimistic reports on the progress of Jeff Blankenburg's son Miles, who fell very ill recently and is now recovering from a brain operation.

9/11
Today I am grateful for an unexpected visit with John Avgoustis and Randy Eager.

9/10
Today I am grateful that I found my wallet that had been missing since Friday.

9/9
Today I am grateful for the opportunity to read the word of God to the congregation in church and for those who tell me they like the way I do it.

9/8
Today I am grateful for dinner with Pat, Brian, and Kelly and for the fact that we've remained friends for 33 years (so far)

9/7
Today I am grateful for Spartan football. Excited to attend my first MSU game of the fall today.

9/6
Today I am grateful for the Shrimp Louis Salad last night at Petterino's on Randolph & Dearborn in Chicago - one of the best salads I've ever eaten.

9/5
Today I am grateful for a relaxing train ride across the Midwest.

9/4
Today I am grateful that my very first Windows 8 app was approved for the app store.

9/3
Today I am grateful for the many times over the years that my son Timmy lifted my spirits when I was feeling down. Happy birthday Timmy!

9/2
Today I am grateful for a peaceful Sunday evening spent sitting outdoors, eating sushi, sipping espresso, and watching the world go by.

9/1
Today I am grateful that, after many years and many thousands of dollars, I just sent the last check, putting a financial end to an emotional tragedy in my life.

8/31
Today I am grateful for 1. The organizers of the CloudDevelop conference for inviting me to speak and for putting on a great event. 2. That the back pain that plagued me all day yesterday seems to have vanished after a good night's sleep.

8/30
Today I am grateful to Dennis Burton, who literally went the extra miles to pick up the laptop I left at home and bring it to Columbus, OH.

8/29
Today I am grateful for the help of Jeff Yates, who showed me how to implement scrolling in a Windows 8 XAML app last night.

8/27
Today I am grateful that I actually made it to the gym for the second time in a week. First time in months that has happened.

8/26
Today I am grateful that my sons each begin the next phase of their lives today as they each begin classes at a new college.

8/25
Today I am grateful I was able to cross off some items from my To-Do list that have been there for months.

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