Chris J Powell

Throwback Thursday – Hacking My Life

With all the radical changes that have been happening in my life lately, I figured that it was time to really take a hard look at what I want out of the 2nd half of my life (assuming I can make it to the ripe old age of 84).  The past year has laid out many of the faults and flaws in what I thought was a solid life plan, and I could sink into a world view that had me questioning every decision that I have made in my adult life but what good would that do. For a long time I have looked to the power of the website for insight and tips on how to improve everything from my own productivity to getting the most out of the technology that I have all around me but now with this deep period of introspection in front of me…I figured I would dive into my future in full force and look for some ways to make me into the best person that I can be…while still retaining the “good” … Read more

Life is Like a Diamond

This new “Quest” for happiness has led me down some interesting paths to find what it is that I want from my life and how I will be happy in all that I do.  For those that know me, I like to create little subtext stories that relate to the things that I am doing and that doesn’t matter if I am trying to build a Haddoop back end for content research, seeking the next big Customer or just trying to find what will make me smile. In this new life quest, I am finding that looking at the little things has been incredibly satisfying.  I notice things that I had been taking for granted when I was focused on the Big Picture and a 5 year Plan.  The air smells different, food tastes different and the sun seems to shine a little bit brighter and all these things are becoming a source of joy. But I keep taking a step back and thinking about how can I keep this quest up.  The short term checks on my to do … Read more