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What’s in a Name?

1 Sep

You may already be confused by the use of Martin vs Marty on this site. No, I’m not schizophrenic. Without getting too detailed, I’ll just say that different people know me by different names. The people I work with and my family know me as “Martin,” and everyone else calls me “Marty.” These days, I’m starting to prefer Martin. Chalk that up to maturity. (I think.) But I still go by both, and since people who know me as one tend to have a hard time switching between the two, you’ll find both names on this site.

Fascinating second entry, huh?

Better Late Than Never

1 Sep

So here we go.

A couple months before I turned 29, I came up with a short list of goals. Things I wanted to accomplish by the time I was 30.

Of course, like many aspects of my life, this was inspired by something entertainment-related — in this case, the episode of Friends called “The One Where They All Turn 30.”

In the episode, Phoebe had a list of things she wanted to accomplish before she turned 30; it included riding a hippity-hop for a mile.

My list was nowhere near as ambitious. Continue reading