Vitriol or Friendship

Courage And Fear

There are only a couple of weeks left before the 2016 election season is over. Like many, I am disgusted with the process and what I am witnessing. This year is bringing out the worst in so many, many people. I started working elections as a teenager and cannot remember such an emotional, divisive campaign. […]

The Foster System and Adoption

Diversity Children Childhood Friendship Cheerful Concept

I was recently reading a report on Child Welfare and Adoption put together by the US Department of Health and Human Services and presented to Congress¹. The most recent report covered data up through 2011.  I was researching this topic because of comments I have heard others make related to such statistics and I wanted […]

Joe Pat McBee 1941-2016

Joe, in his home, holding me at my first Christmas in 1968.

Last week I lost someone very dear to me. He is virtually unknown, with almost no social footprint, yet he has had a profound influence on me. I know he also quietly affected many lives. Joe is my mother’s older brother. He was married to my Aunt Martha and they did not have any children. […]

Time Keeps on Ticking…

Gandalf: Three hundred lives of men I have walked this earth, and now I have no time! JRR Tolkien Over the last six months this quote has kept me laughing at my own plight. Last year we decided to expand the training business within our company. We had been very successful using our expertise to […]

Agile and Atlassian

Expium–the Atlassian division of Oasis Digital— is deeply experienced working with JIRA in a variety environments. Our customers run the whole gamut, from pure software dev shops to government agencies simply using it as a project management tool. Because we see such a broad spectrum of implementations we are able to see some trends forming […]