2022 Happy New Year

Hello Friends –

It is New Year’s Day, 2022. I am writing this from my home in Kirkland. It has been a good day.

Marjaneh and I have been dating for three years now. We have a wonderful, kind and loving relationship. Following is our holiday picture for this year.

We both recognize our good fortune in terms of having each other and having children and grandchildren all of whom are happy and healthy.

Heather, Kelly and Andrew are all doing well and continue to live in the Seattle area. I am fortunate to have three grandchildren from Heather (2) and Kelly (1).

Marjaneh’s children, Azi and Shiva, live in Lake Stevens, Washington (30 minutes from our home) and San Diego, CA respectively. Both Azi and Shiva have beautiful families with children of their own.

I still have my small business, Common Sense Systems, Inc. I have been in business since 1996. My small venture has supported my family over that time and has helped about 20 young software engineers to get started in the industry.

I will be leaving my current client at the end of March after eight years. They asked me to renew for the coming year. I politely declined to continue past March. I have another venture I am looking forward to pursuing.

I think I have written enough code in my life. Yet I found myself doing some coding just today for my new venture. Le Sigh….

I am at peace with my life. I have found ease in the world through Zen Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta, Non-Dualism, Alan Watts and, most importantly, the love of family and friends.

I am closing the book on 2021 with gratitude and equanimity.

With Love,


Author: John Sambrook

Father, grandfather, businessman. Non-duality. Recovering Nice Guy. In a committed relationship. I live in Kirkland, Washington, USA.

2 thoughts on “2022 Happy New Year”

    1. Hi Prerana –

      Great to hear from you. I hope your new gig is going well. Wishing you all the best for 2022!




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