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Ask A CelticsStronger A Question
« on: October 19, 2019, 12:28:02 PM »

Offline Roy H.

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So, one of the problems with the internet is that we're all faceless people behind a computer screen.  There's less of a personal connection, and people are completely anonymous.

In an effort to build some community around here, I'm introducing a "Ask A CelticsStronger..." thread.  Basically, use this thread to get to know each others.  Ask questions.  It can be about a connection to CelticsStrong or the Celtics, but it doesn't have to be.  Ask anything, so long as it's within our rules (i.e., not rude, sexual, etc.)  Not everybody is going to answer, but for those who do maybe you'll learn something about the people you're cheering / debating with.

And don't feel like you have to confine questions to the volume posters.  Some of the folks with 50 posts are no doubt way more interesting than the ones with 10,000.
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Re: Ask A CelticsStronger A Question
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2019, 01:51:15 PM »

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roy, are you really rich and famous?
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TP for a good idea, Roy.
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Great idea, Roy!

I'd be happy to host some full-on "who's who" profiles somewhere too, if there's interest.

Me, I'm just the geek/ jerk who convinced CBlog to give me the site. I work for a cryptocurrency exchange by day. I was born and raised on Martha's Vineyard.

Fun fact: my "silent" business partner behind CStrong is a former winner of the tv show Survivor.

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Neat idea, Roy. TP.

I'd like to know what everyone else does/did for a living. I always find it interesting to know what line of work others on here are/were in and see how far the common love of Celtics basketball permeates different careers and occupations.

I'll start - I'm a clinical ethicist and professor, and I direct a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical ethics. As a clinical ethicist I help resolve ethical issues that arise during healthcare, including issues such as: disagreement about the appropriateness of withholding/withdrawing life-sustaining treatment at the end of life, assisting with medical decision-making for patients who can't make medical decisions for themselves, HIV disclosures to third parties, pain medication management (family refusing pain medication for a patient in pain, a patient demonstrating drug-seeking behavior and requesting opiates, etc.), among many other things.

What do others on here do?
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Iíll add the least interesting bio on the site so far!

I am a data scientist living in Arlington, VA. I do mostly HPC stuff for military clients. Hoping to move back to the Boston area in the next few years, but thereís plenty of Bostonians out here so Iíll take what I can get.

Certainly more Celtics/Patriots friendly here than in Chicago and Indiana!
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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2019, 05:13:11 PM »

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I don't have a six figure job yet but I have a modest life currently. I had 4 different jobs all as supervisor/lead positions. Have a background in electronics, chemistry and sold a few short stories on the side. My jobs have been diverse.


My question is who volunteers still?

 In my younger days I was into the progress of education so I helped with fundraising for a few state school programs. I helped with computers in the classrooms and better resources for challenged students. I met good people and was glad to see a lot of programs make it to most cities within the state.

I still make sure to volunteer for a few causes but nothing on such a large scale due to time. Everything is in the local community now but I feel seeing who you help in person is a little more palpable.

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Iím in insurance.
I was supposed to do something truly great but started hanging with the wrong people at the age of 14.
Eventually I became an actuary and that is what I do now.

My question to the Celtics strongers is:
Do you think you did with your life what you were supposed to do? Do you feel accomplished?

I am a fully credentialed actuary and have a ďgoodĒ life but I donít think I have done what Iím supposed to with my life.
Itís a weird feeling / thoughts
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Iím in insurance.
I was supposed to do something truly great but started hanging with the wrong people at the age of 14.
Eventually I became an actuary and that is what I do now.

My question to the Celtics strongers is:
Do you think you did with your life what you were supposed to do? Do you feel accomplished?

I am a fully credentialed actuary and have a ďgoodĒ life but I donít think I have done what Iím supposed to with my life.
Itís a weird feeling / thoughts

Thanks for sharing.

Don't be so sure that whatever you pictured as "great" was ever even the right goal. Career path is only one component and it sounds like you're doing fine. Perhaps there are great things that are totally compatible with your current job, or everyday greatness in how you treat people around you.

Have an open mind to your own greatness!

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I don't have a six figure job yet but I have a modest life currently. I had 4 different jobs all as supervisor/lead positions. Have a background in electronics, chemistry and sold a few short stories on the side. My jobs have been diverse.


My question is who volunteers still?

 In my younger days I was into the progress of education so I helped with fundraising for a few state school programs. I helped with computers in the classrooms and better resources for challenged students. I met good people and was glad to see a lot of programs make it to most cities within the state.

I still make sure to volunteer for a few causes but nothing on such a large scale due to time. Everything is in the local community now but I feel seeing who you help in person is a little more palpable.

My partner at Fanstreme has a great nonprofit that he runs on a volunteer basis: http://www.pertheskids.org

I try to help out a little here and there with the website etc but definitely admire folks who do more!

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I'm a clinical liason for a physical therapy company. Primarily, I help coordinate pre and post surgical physical therapy for patients - which involves scheduling, handling the insurance and billing, and keeping all parties briefed on progress/setbacks/etc. when we deal with collegiate and pro athletes.

It's far more tedious than it sounds.

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Neat idea, Roy. TP.

I'd like to know what everyone else does/did for a living. I always find it interesting to know what line of work others on here are/were in and see how far the common love of Celtics basketball permeates different careers and occupations.

I'll start - I'm a clinical ethicist and professor, and I direct a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical ethics. As a clinical ethicist I help resolve ethical issues that arise during healthcare, including issues such as: disagreement about the appropriateness of withholding/withdrawing life-sustaining treatment at the end of life, assisting with medical decision-making for patients who can't make medical decisions for themselves, HIV disclosures to third parties, pain medication management (family refusing pain medication for a patient in pain, a patient demonstrating drug-seeking behavior and requesting opiates, etc.), among many other things.

What do others on here do?
Potter, I may be wrong here but I believe youíve mentioned in the past that you are in the Cleveland area?

Are you a professor at Case Western?
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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2019, 07:13:38 PM »

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I don't have a six figure job yet but I have a modest life currently. I had 4 different jobs all as supervisor/lead positions. Have a background in electronics, chemistry and sold a few short stories on the side. My jobs have been diverse.


My question is who volunteers still?

 In my younger days I was into the progress of education so I helped with fundraising for a few state school programs. I helped with computers in the classrooms and better resources for challenged students. I met good people and was glad to see a lot of programs make it to most cities within the state.

I still make sure to volunteer for a few causes but nothing on such a large scale due to time. Everything is in the local community now but I feel seeing who you help in person is a little more palpable.
My family has been heavily involved at Camp Fatima EC Week if anyone is familiar with that.

I havenít been in a few years as Iíve been out of the state and had work/school obligations, but if anyone else is familiar with the camp Iíd love to hear from them!

Iím hoping to make it next year. Itís been since like 2016 since Iíve been and I miss it greatly
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