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Thanks much for the support! Yes, and my reality has ALWAYS been to
work to live, not live to work. And since STC is work-related, it gets
pushed to the back burner in order to accommodate my desires to spend
time with my family. They deserve that as much, if not more, than work
deserves me to spend time with it. My wife is already being VERY
supportive and accommodating with regards to my attending a non-work
related class every other Saturday from March 1st until mid-September,
which means SHE has to do all things related to the children during the
time I'm at the class. She does it, though, because she knows I'm
interested in this class and it's something I really enjoy.
Samuel I. Beard, Jr.
979 690-1711 Ext. 222
sbeard -at- oico -dot- com
From: Susan Park [mailto:su_duncan -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 4:10 PM
To: John Posada; Sam Beard
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: STC
You're fortunate to be in a place in your life where
you can afford that two-hour drive and to be home by
midnight. Someone who has small children at home, or
who has other commitments, might need to make other
choices. These are not excuses, just reality.
--- John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Or, like me, I live on the New Jersey shore, over
> two hours from NYC, and
> I'm President of the NYMetro chapter. When we have a
> monthly meeting, I get
> home about midnight.
> The excuses are just that.
> On 4/1/08, Sam Beard <sbeard -at- oico -dot- com> wrote:
> > Bill Swallow stated:
> > > If you belong to an active chapter, then that's
> a benefit also.
> > Yes, and by the same token if your local chapter
> is not active, it's
> > tough to find the benefits in that regard. My
> local chapter has seen
> > another decline in recent years. I decided not to
> renew my local chapter
> > affiliation this year and instead go with 3 SIGs
> (plus a few extra).
> > This doesn't mean I won't be able to go to local
> events, but it does
> > allow me other options for obtaining value from my
> > I reply:
> > Or if, like me, your "local chapter" is a
> minimum 2-hour drive in the
> > opposite direction of home. That makes it rather
> difficult to attend any
> > of the functions related to the chapter, unless
> they happen to occur on
> > a Saturday. And Saturdays are rather full with a
> class (unrelated to
> > work) and a family, including a 1 year old
> daughter and a 10 year old
> > son.
> > --
> > John Posada
> > Senior Technical Writer
> > NYMetro STC President and Program Chair
> > - Said the Zen master to the hot dog vendor "Make
> me one with everything."
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