Mandaris Moore


Although you can’t tell by only looking at my blog, but I’ve made a commitment with myself to write more often. It’s usually how I cope with some of the “opportunities” that life presents to me and I typically feel much better about myself and my path in life.

Recently, I’ve been having some difficulty getting started on some posts. I catch myself worrying more about what tool I'm going to use then the actual content of m writing.

I was going to wonder what the pros use, but it doesn't matter. The important thing to do is to just write something.

Writers write. Programmer program. Simple.


My father recently had a stroke and was doing some intense physical therapy down in Vallejo.

But he's coming home today! This month is really coming around!


Today, I woke up from a nightmare. I dreamed that I was unable to move forward with my life. That there was some list out there that kept track of my every mistake and that it prevented me from getting a raise at my current job or to move to another job. There was a guy who let me look at the list and it was filled with minute and cryptic offenses. The whole time I stood there shocked because there wasn't a way to defend myself... it was all on the paper that I wasn't supposed to see in the first place. What do I do? How can this be fair? Some of the things were so small as to seems inconsequential. Some of them had nothing to do with who I was, what I had done in the past or how I had changed over the years.

Waking up, I realized that I was looking at the fear I've of just letting my past mistakes dictate who I am and denying myself of the possibility of being better.


My goals for the year include (in no particular order)

  • Get into great shape
  • Learn and document a programming language
  • Continue to be a good father

Well, let's see how it goes.