//Family loss — offline for a week

Family loss — offline for a week

For those of you who read this blog, and for those who have expressed interest in the simplification patterns, I ask your patience. 

I’m flying to Tennessee in a few hours to participate in my father’s funeral service and to work on his estate as an executor.  This is a sad time for my family as we cope with the loss of one of the greatest men I’ve ever known. 

I will be working on the patterns while I am there, but I had very intermittent Internet access last time, so don’t be surprised if I don’t have many opportunities to collaborate over the next week.

Thanks for your prayers, your patience and your understanding.

By |2006-06-01T05:03:00+00:00June 1st, 2006|Enterprise Architecture|8 Comments

About the Author:

President of Vanguard EA, an Enterprise Architecture consulting firm in Seattle focused on the Pacific coast of the US. Nick has over 30 years of professional experience in management, systems, and technology. He is the co-author of the influential paper "Perspectives on Enterprise Architecture" with Dr. Brian Cameron that effectively defined modern Enterprise Architecture practices, and he is frequent speaker at public gatherings on Enterprise Architecture and related topics. He coauthored a book on Visual Storytelling with Martin Sykes and Mark West titled "Stories That Move Mountains".


  1. Asim Hafeez June 1, 2006 at 5:51 am - Reply

    My sincere condolences for your loss.

  2. David O'Hara June 1, 2006 at 8:15 am - Reply

    I’m sorry for your loss. You and your family will certainly be in our prayers.

  3. johnwood June 1, 2006 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Deepest sympathies. I’m really sorry to hear about your loss. Losing a member of your family is terribly difficult to bear. Do take some comfort in knowing that your father is now in a better place, and at peace. I’m sure there’s more of him in you than you’ll ever know.

  4. Malcolm Anderson June 1, 2006 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    My condolences.  

    I very much enjoyed the stories, few that they were, that you told about your father.  He sounded like he would have been fun to hang out with and shoot the breeze.

  5. James June 4, 2006 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Sorry to hear about your loss. May God be with you…

  6. mattmcgregor June 5, 2006 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    sorry to hear about your loss Nick.

  7. Bob McIlree June 11, 2006 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    Nick – Your father, family, and you are in my prayers. My sympathies for your loss.

  8. Shrini July 2, 2006 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Sad to hear about this, Nick. My condolences.


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