Hello blogland, starbucker here – I figured that Christmas Day was the best time as ever to start doing this. Yes, I always tend to look at the glass as “half full” – call me an eternal optimist, call me a fool, but I find it’s the best way to live one’s life with the least amount of angst. I hate angst. Now I wish I could always see the bright side of everything, but hey, that’s why I need to blog – to share perspectives and learn from other experiences. At this point in my life most of my perspectives come from my career, which I’m in the thick of as a man in his late 40’s (I’m an executive at a media company), so most of these musings will deal with that. I also have a few outside interests and passions that I’d like to share ideas on – music is one (both from a creating and a listening perspective), the Green Bay Packers are another (yes, I’m from the Midwest), and lately, No Limit Texas Hold’em (my latest half full goal is to play in the WSOP). So there you have it, and off I go into the blogosphere!