Personal

A 2-post collection

My Next Adventure!

On May 9th, I started a new career. This wasn’t something I had planned.  I’ve been the VP/CIO of Information Services for my former company for a decade.  Before that I ran various technical teams for various companies.  I’ve always been in a technical senior leadership role since graduating college and getting my first “real job” with Cincinnati Bell Telephone where I had the pleasure of building an Internet Service Provider (Fuse Internet Access) and then a Broadband ADSL network (ZoomTown.com). Earlier this year I left my former employer due to various changes that were occurring within the company and what I saw as my potential future there.  That change required me to re-evaluate my...

My Son has Down Syndrome

On March 25th, 2011 at 2:38 p.m. in the afternoon, during an emergency Caesarean section, my son, Robert Alan Pickering III (Trip for short) was born. The pediatrician that tended to my son after he was born came into the Labor and Recovery room to give me the great news that my wife was fine and that my son was “clinically fine”. I wasn’t able to be with my wife and son at his birth, because my wife had to be put under a general anesthesia, and I was told I was not allowed in the operating room as a result. The pediatrician then said to me words that I will never forget, “But I have some...