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Author: Michael Cruse

I live in Orange County, California with my wife and two wonderful daughters. My eldest is now off to college in Arizona. I started in IT, have led IT groups, Data Warehouse teams, overseen Facilities, and Sales Operations groups. I am now moving my career into Corporate Operations where I can bring all these experiences together.
Heart Rate in the Peloton App and a Scosche Rhythm 24 Armband

Heart Rate in the Peloton App and a Scosche Rhythm 24 Armband

When I travel and the hotel gym has a Peloton Bike, I take a spin class or two.  I love a good spin ride and enjoy the Peloton bike and classes.  I was delighted to see an ad several weeks ago regarding the Peloton App.  It had a 30-day free trial, so I gave it a shot using the basic spin bikes in our office gym.  The app worked great, and the classes were challenging and fun.  I was hooked…

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Brave and Dashlane…Please Be Friends

Brave and Dashlane…Please Be Friends

I love the concept of having a complex and unique password for every website and service that I use.  If one site becomes compromised, the other remain safe.  Remember that reusing passwords is Bad. However, remembering all the unique passwords is a nightmare of impossibilities and writing them all down in Notepad does not seem to be a secure idea.  This is where password managers come in to play.  They store all your passwords separately from your web browser, password…

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Talking about Suffering

Talking about Suffering

Over this past weekend, I listened to a woman speak about the loss of her son.  He suffered from a challenging condition that resulted in her being his primary caregiver from birth to his late teenage years when he passed.  It was difficult for me to listen to her talk, as I thought about my own family and children.  It is never easy to hear about the suffering of others or about the general suffering in our world.  Too often,…

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End of the Year Feelings and a New Year’s Resolution

End of the Year Feelings and a New Year’s Resolution

The closing days of the year always bring out those feelings of nostalgia. We take a little time to think about those people that have been the most influential and meaningful in our lives. These could be family, friends, or colleagues that have burrowed their ways deep into our hearts. We look back and think about how blessed we are and grateful that they share part of their lives with us. I take this time as well to reflect and…

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