Yet a 14-year journey from part-time secretary to department manager in the same large organization isn't a small thing. As I look at where I'm at right now, I can share several valuable lessons for early-career professionals plotting their own long-term trajectories.
Religiosity, when channeled through institutions that have had millennia to develop, is mostly benign. Religiosity, divorced of anchor institutions and self-directed through political channels, is harder to manage. Harder to mediate.
Still waiting for a magical bulletin to help me transfer to a custom URL that doesn't consist of 21 numbers. Looking at you, +Google. My odds of using G+ as a regular platform are strongly correlated to my ability to get a simple, straightforward name.
A philosopher is trained in logic, taxonomy and metaphysics. We seek the assumption behind the question, and we try to both distill individual points into autonomous data points, and then reintegrate them into a coherent whole. We understand which conclusions are valid and which aren’t by virtue of experience in both formal and informal logic. In short: A philosopher knows how to think.
A philosopher is trained in logic, taxonomy and metaphysics. We seek the assumption behind the question, and we try to both distill individual points into autonomous data points, and then reintegrate them into a coherent whole. We understand which conclusions are valid and which aren't by virtue of experience in both formal and informal logic.…
As an editor, I come across a lot of freelancer work product. Much of it is good. Some of it is atrocious. Very little is pristine. Over the years, I've collected some notes on the most common word-usage problems I've seen.
Back in '05, I lost 110 lbs. in one year through diet and exercise. Suck it, obesity!
Western Michigan University
Moral philosophy; political science, 1994 - 2003
B.A., political science and moral philosophy. Minors in history, Latin and comparative religion. Considerable graduate-level coursework in moral philosophy.
Data scientist, investigative journalist & ethicist.
Medical Informatics Consultant, 2000 - present
Data scientist focused on the application of health care administrative and billing data. Emphasis on performance improvement, correlation analysis and stats methodology.
Gillikin Consulting Group, LLC
President, 2008 - present
Head Honcho (i.e., "sole proprietor") of a consultancy focused on project management and outcomes analysis for small- to mid-sized companies; full-spectrum tech and marketing services; ethics consulting; and writing/editing services.