You can't secure what you don't acknowledge.SM

Friday, January 18, 2013

Dear Neal Boortz,

With this being your final day on the air, I thought it would be appropriate for me to send you a note of thanks for all you've done for me the past 20 years or so that I've listened to your radio show. Rather than wax poetic in paragraph format I want to list out the things you've taught me that have greatly enhanced my life.

Neal, you have taught me:

  • To be an independent thinker
  • To question liberals and conservatives - especially those who want to force their ideals upon us and control us using the police power of government
  • To work hard, really hard - and then keeping on working some more (the 40 hour work week is for losers indeed)
  • To take care of my health
  • To appreciate every moment with the people I really like to be around (I really miss Royal too)
  • To not be afraid to speak my mind if I feel strongly about something (you helped inspire the name of my company, Principle Logic)
  • To read, read, read and take in as much knowledge as possible
  • To be a better writer
  • To hold people accountable
  • To laugh
  • To go all out

My late mother, Linda Beaver, used to call me Neal Boortz Junior...all the time. She loved you too. I know she's happy for you as well.
With each day that passed this week, I got a bit choked up knowing that I was one day closer to losing the very inspiration and insight that has helped me reach such a great point in my life. Around 11:58am today, as you were signing off, it all came to a head and I broke down.

I owe you a debt of gratitude Neal. A big one. I wish I could repay you somehow.

Most importantly Neal, e n j o y  y o u r  r e t i r e m e n t. You're a very lucky man because of all the luck you've created - now go have some fun! Just know that you'll be greatly missed.

Adios MFer! ;-)

Kevin Beaver

Monday, January 14, 2013

How are you getting your points across?

Here's a great point to remember regarding information security:

"A mediocre person tells. A good person explains. A superior person demonstrates. A great person inspires others to see for themselves." -Harvey Mackay