Category Archives: personal

Things you don’t want to hear from the doctor: Your Wife has Breast Cancer

There’s no real good way to break the news, as Katie and I have learned – we just found out Katie has breast cancer.  We’re telling the world now as within a month she’ll lose her hair so there won’t … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Like Ballet (Being Married to a Professional Ballet Dancer) – A Primer on Ballet

Last night I got to give a presentation at Ignite Seattle 7 titled “How I Learned to Like Ballet (being married to a professional ballet dancer)” – here’s the abstract for the talk: “Often times we see talks about how spouses … Continue reading

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Help Katie & I raise $1,250 to help save 200+ Children in Kenya from Malaria

My wife, Katie, and I are trying to raise $1,250 $1,000 $750 $500 in a week to help our parish priest, and native Kenyan, provide 250 200 150 100 families in rural Kenya with anti-malarial mosquito nets for their children.  … Continue reading

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One Former Physicist’s Thoughts on the Large Hadron Collider (or Will the World End?)

I have a college buddy from Duke – David Hardtke, who is retired physicist who worked at LBNL and CERN (the guys who built LHC) and now Chief Scientist at SurfCanyon a search startup, who sent us his thoughts on … Continue reading

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Reminder: You can find me on Twitter

Like a lot of folks I am spending less time blogging, more time working.  But I’m still offering up pithy thoughts throughout the day on twitter.  I can found at http://www.twitter.com/sawickipedia.

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Cool Link: The Genographic Project – An Atlas of the Human Journey

I heard about the Genographic Project while watching a documentary on some 4,000 year old European mummies found in Eastern China.  The Genographic Project is tracing the lineage and migration of humanity using mitochondrial DNA.  To a geek like me … Continue reading

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I’m Alive and Presenting Next Week at Ignite Seattle (Feb 19)

I’ve been uber-swamped with work, projects, advisory stuff and everything else that comes along with being knee-deep in startup-land and thus despite having lots of things I want to blog just not finding the time these days. Lookery’s going great … Continue reading

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