New Position with Community Hospital Corporation


I thought I would take a moment and let everyone know that I recently accepted a new position with Community Hospital Corporation, a hospital management and consulting company with a focus on supporting not-for-profit hospitals. I’ll be working in their corporate headquarters in Plano TX as Vice President, Information Technology. I’ll report to the CFO and will be working to support their member hospitals with enhanced services while building a stronger corporate support structure.

I start with CHC at the end of July and am very excited to get back to the provider side of the business with a continued focus on information technology and strong results. I will however miss my co-workers at Argyle and my decision to leave was a very difficult one.

If you want to know more about CHC, you can visit their website at or as always, shoot me an email at and I’ll fill you in.


New Blogging Tool Test

I’m testing out a new blogging tool that
may assist the kids in blogging more easily. Hopefully this will
work the way I expect and I won’t have to be the blogging


Summertime Swimming

Yesterday we went swimming at our neighborhood pool for the first time. It
was so fun. My brother and I played a game who can find the goggles. Next
I jumped in the pool doing a cannonball. We had a blast down at the pool.
We came home surprised that our mom made us some turkey burgers. And they
were delicious.



For Mother’s Day I got a new little kitten I named Willow.  It wasn’t much of a surprise since I picked it out and actually flew to Pittsburgh Friday night to get it.  

She is a Korat which comes from Thailand and is hypoallergenic, which will be good for Mitchell.  

The kids bought me some kitten play toys for her and we’ve had a lot of fun introducing her to TX and our family.

Brian put up a few pictures from our first day with Willow.

More soon.


Trip to Mexico

Madeline and I recently went to Mexico with NCYTE.  We had a great time and I kept up a google map which shows where we visited.  Check it out.   Simply click on the blue POIs below to see what we did at each spot.  I still have a couple spots to add from the last day so check back and see what’s been added.  If you want to see a larger map, there is a small link under the map. 


View Larger Map

New Movie Section


Well,  I finally bit the bullet and revamped the movies section.  With the move of Doerrstop a few months back to a new host, we’ve had a few issues with the movie links.  So while I decide what to do with the movies section, I’ve uploaded them all to YouTube and linked to it from the MOVIES menu above.  

I would have put it into a window within com for those of you who just don’t want to leave, but YouTube’s site is just too wide for that, so I open a new window for you to browse all our movies on YouTube.  Once you are done you can close it and you’ll be right back to our lovely little site.

I may move them back into the site once I have some time to work on it some more but I have a few other things I need to do on the site (upgrade and add comments back in) and some of my other sites right now. so this should tide me over until I can get back to it.

Jump over to YouTube and vote for your favorites while you are there.


Student Teacher

Today my student teacher was leaving.  She was going to become a real teacher.  I was so happy for her, but a little sad that she had to leave.  I’m going to miss her a lot!  She is still in my heart!  I gave her tips on how to be a good teacher.  She might follow my advice.  You never know! -Mason