Category Archives: Personal

DevelopMentor is Alive and Well

Amazing the speed at which false rumors can fly across the Internet. One such rumor was that DevelopMentor had ceased to exist. Nothing could be further from the truth. Check out Mark Blomsma’s post: Don’t Believe Everything You Read or … Continue reading

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2008 Year in Review

2008 was a great year for the Sneed family. We successfully transitioned back to America from an 18 month sabbatical in Slovakia and settled down in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, where we purchased a 5 bedroom house. Tony had … Continue reading

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Spend Baby, Spend

I just read a fascinating and illuminating article on the current financial crisis, as compared with the Great Depression: What Would Keynes Do? by Bruce Bartlett for Forbes Magazine. In the article the author asserts that the main problem with … Continue reading

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Karisma: Our Surprise Baby!

At 3 am on the morning of October 31st, my wife Zuzana delivered our second child: Karisma Sarah Elizabeth Sneed. To everyone’s amazement, the baby arrived while we were still at home, before we had the chance to get in … Continue reading

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What’s Going on with our Economy?

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the turmoil in the global financial markets and the dramatic plunge in stock prices that took place over the past week. But while there are a lot of big, … Continue reading

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How We Foiled Summer Heat

Soon after we purchased our home in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, I started to investigate how to make the house more energy efficient, and in particular how to protect ourselves against excess heat from the sun during summer months. … Continue reading

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We Have a Home!

We spent about one month searching for a house to purchase in McKinney, Texas. The first half of that search entailed driving through a few dozen neighborhoods, trying to get more familiar with the city and the kinds of homes … Continue reading

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House Hunting in McKinney

What a hectic past few weeks this has been! At the beginning of March we started looking for a place to live somewhere in the north Dallas area, commonly referred to as the Metroplex. It’s a vast area covering 9,289 … Continue reading

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Everyone Should Own a 2-Year Old

I can’t believe how much fun it is to have a two-year-old – and the experience of the father-son relationship is especially rewarding. Little Kerrigan wants to do everything I do. I have to elevate my leg because it was … Continue reading

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Kicking Off 2008

Boy, what a start to the new year! After having spent the last three weeks on the road, I’ve just arrived back at our new home in Dallas, Texas. On Jan 2nd I flew to New Orleans to take part … Continue reading

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