Pbur's Adventures

The life and times of Patrick Burleson

Category Archives: Thinking

RIP: Jim Burleson 1949-2013

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On the morning of May 30 I got one of those calls you never want to get. The nursing facility where my dad was doing physical therapy called me at 6:15 AM and left me a message because I had Do Not Disturbed enabled. I noticed the message shortly after 6:30 when my alarm went […]

Steve Jobs: 1955-2011

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Yesterday one of my heroes, Steve Jobs, died. For reasons I’m still trying to understand, when I learned of his death, I immediately had tears in my eyes. Tears for a man I had never met. Steve’s vision and his company’s products are the reason I have a career at all. From programming on my […]

Something Odd

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I discovered something odd about my thinking the other day. Some of you may not know this, but my mom died in 1984 when I was 6. The thing I discovered is how deeply this affects my thinking about other people and their parents. If someone older than me mentions that they are doing something […]