My name is Paul Marino. Many of my friends call me Paulie & I like it. I’m a 52 years old, married, with 2 adult children. I worked for 27+ years at The Hartford, mainly in various Business Analyst roles. On 1/11/12, my job was eliminated and the role on&offshored to The Hartford’s Indian resourcing partner, Cognizant. I am essentially a lifelong Grateful Dead fan and consider myself a Jerry Garcia scholar. My very first Grateful Dead concert was 4/23/77 – Springfield MA. It was completely brilliant and changed my life. I had, however, been a huge fan of the band based on my fledgling introduction to them through their various studio and live albums. I’ve spent a great deal of my creative life following Jerry’s amazing work. This blog will be my attempt to get that time back!