A name can be evocative. It can even shape one’s destiny.
If you’re a meteorologist, there are always going to be multi-colored splotches and splatters on your Doppler radar screen. The trick is knowing which ones are worth your attention, and which ones you can ignore.
Cyber security. You’ve been hearing that phrase for years now. You’ve seen the headlines when big firms suffer a security breach. Perhaps you’ve wondered how secure your own information is, whether you were doing enough to protect it, and what would happen if ever your IT systems or processes came under serious attack.
When a thing happens once, it can be dismissed as a fluke. Like that time I went through the McDonald’s drive-thru, ordered a sack of chocolate chip cookies, and got four rather than the prescribed three. I went back to that same McDonald’s twice a day for seven years, figuring that if I’d beaten the system once, it was bound to happen again.
We know this because our new accountant, Troy Nield, is from there. And sure, he likes potatoes, fly fishing, Buster Bronco, the Mountain Bluejay, lentils, Napoleon Dynamite, Albertson’s, Ezra Pound, skinny dipping in the Snake River, and the Bear Lake monster.
On the office wall of one of our co-principals, John Ashton, hangs a sprawling, hand-painted portrait of a 1970s-era Burt Reynolds in repose. (It’s a re-creation of an iconic Cosmo cover.) When you enter John’s office for the first time—whammo!—that eyeful of Burt establishes a certain mood.