Friday, December 7th will be my last full day in the office at Microsoft.  December 31st will be my last day as a Microsoft employee.

What's up with that?  No...I'm not leaving to join Google or Adobe or even Trumba; I'm "retiring."  After 25 years in the industry, it's time for a break, a change, and a good long vacation.  It's been a wild ride--I've seen the software industry grow and change and grow and change; it's enough to make my head spin.

I'll be spending the next year working on some home remodeling projects, spending more time in Hawaii and California and in my garden.  After that, it will be time to catch up on my traveling and scuba diving.

 I leave you with two quotes I've grown fond of recently:

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001)

Lori Pearce