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110918 Cornell Homecoming (9)

Before I head off to Albuquerque, Michele and I took a quick run up to Ithaca to see Iona playing with The Big Red Marching Band before, during, and after Cornell’s 2011 Homecoming football game against Bucknell.  As I left Lincoln, Nebraska on Friday, I tried to convince people I was off to see the real Big Red, but they weren’t having any of it!

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I never cease to be awed by the beauty of the surroundings when I go to see Iona, […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:03-05:00September 18th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

What's in a name?

This is a follow-up to a post made by Labiba in the Customer Support Blog

One of the things we have struggled with forever is what to call the individuals that we have in our database.

On one hand we want to have realistic data which on the other we want to make it obvious that we are not using real people’s data.

Most often we seem to use Mary Active (who was born in one of my very first presentations, and for some some reason stuck arround unlike a few of her friends in that same scenario (I remember William Worker, but not any of the others).

Since then we have wondered what names to use until finally Iona came up […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:03-05:00September 14th, 2011|Categories: Customer Support|Tags: |0 Comments

Calum's College Tour

Iona's House

This is quite a week travel for me. On Sunday Iona, Calum, and I headed up to Ithaca to move Iona into her new college home – a house full of saxophone players.

From there Calum and I headed out to Denver to join Anna for some meetings.

Now, we’re in Ohio to take a look at a couple of colleges for Calum.

I won’t be around quite as much for the next couple of days as we look at  colleges here and in Pittsburgh, so in the meantime, here’s some footage from Calum’s recent adventure with the European Youth Music Week in Germany (for those of […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:03-05:00August 17th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

An Awesome Weekend in the Countryside

Iona and I were able to escape Dhaka to spend the weekend in Sylhet in Northern Bangladesh.  It’s hard to describe how beautiful it was up there.

Here are just a few highlights:


We met some very cute lizards! Known as Tik-Tikki they are very quick and very noisy!

Sylhet highway

We got to experience highway driving which often means driving down a two lane road with two (or sometimes even three) vehicles coming straight towards you.

Iona and Justin in highway where Lona is sitting on [...]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:04-05:00August 1st, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Bring Your Child to Work Day 2002-2011

A long time ago (2002 to be precise) in a galaxy far, far away (known to many as Torrington, Connecticut) I was working for Community Systems, Inc and we had Bring Your Child to Work Day with all sorts of exciting activities.  Calum was too young, so I just brought Iona:

young Iona in Justin's office

Fast-forward to today, and here I am in our office in Dhaka, and here is Iona with a screen full of Java!

Iona in dhaka office

:: Justin ::

By |2016-11-03T04:24:04-05:00July 23rd, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

An Exciting Summer Ahead

This really is shaping up to be rather an exciting summer in the Brockie subdivision of Therapville (or the Brockie galaxy of the Therapverse – it all depends on your viewpoint!)

Picture of Iona


Iona is already in Bangladesh, working at our office there (the photo above is her and Sazzad just before they left New York).  Hopefully you’ll see some photos and blog posts from her soom (once her body works out what time zone she is on).

I will be heading out to join Iona in a couple of weeks for some extreme brainstorming with a lot of focus on what we can do building on top of our new unified foundation.

Calum on the other hand is headed […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:05-05:00July 6th, 2011|Categories: Personal|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Ithaca is Gorges

Yesterday it was time to go up to Cornell and pick up all Iona’s stuff (and quite a lot of it there was too!).  She doesn’t come home for another week as she if off on a residential leadership course.  Between getting kicked out of her room and leaving for the course we had time for exploring one of Ithaca’s many waterfalls.

A bird Flowers

Juslin and Iona in Ithaca’s waterfall. Ithaca’s waterfall.

Ithaca’s waterfall. Ithaca’s waterfall.

:: Justin ::

By |2015-02-22T05:00:28-05:00May 23rd, 2011|Categories: Iona, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Marching through New York

On Saturday I spent a tremendous day following Iona around Manhattan.

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The day started at Columbia.  I have looked down on their stadium many times driving over the Henry Hudson Bridge.  The view looking back is rather cool.  The Cornell University Big Red Marching Band (the only real marching band in the Ivy League – just in case you hadn’t heard) played their pre-game concert on the shores of the Hudson.

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The game itself (the newly named “Empire State Bowl”) was great for 59 minutes and 20 seconds!  Much better though was the half-time show!

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Then it was off […]

By |2015-02-22T04:54:55-05:00November 15th, 2010|Categories: Iona, Personal|Tags: , |0 Comments

That was quite a week!

It never seems to be dull in the Brockie household (or worldwide family) these days.

Connecticut Childrens' Medical CenterConnecticut Childrens' Medical Center


Firstly I have to thank the truly amazing staff at Connecticut Childrens’ Medical Center.  We spent a week in their very good hands (and nights on their remarkably comfortable – though not very peaceful – couch/bed).  Siraya is home now and hopefully on the mend.

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Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Dad seems to have discovered that canal jumping is not the sport for him!

There was though […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:16-05:00September 26th, 2010|Categories: Personal|Tags: , |0 Comments
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