Monthly Archives: October 2007

Heart Friends

Oct 31, 2007 | | 2 comments

I just returned from a trip with my friend Dave to the hospital to visit our friend, Bob. Bob had open heart surgery two days ago. He’s recovering well and full of spit and vinegar. His stories are so amazing. He tells how God has helped him over and over throughout his life… including some […more]

Workin’ for the Man – Part 4

Oct 28, 2007 | | 1 comment

Brass Musical Instrument Technician (Apprentice) When I was a teenager and thinking about what I wanted to do for a career, I knew that I had three loves (other than Jeanie, of course): Jesus, music and working with my hands. I can remember agonizing about what I was going to do for a living the […more]

Workin’ for the Man – Part 3

Oct 26, 2007 | | 8 comments

Music Librarian At Newberry College as a music major, I worked in the music library for a short time. I have no strong memories of the music library. It was a job that gave me a little spending money. I was a student at Newberry for two years majoring in Music Education. The funny thing […more]

Workin’ for the Man – Part 2

Oct 25, 2007 | | 3 comments

This is part two of a series about my work career… Sheet Metal Mechanic’s Helper Much like my first job, this was working for one of my dad’s sub-contractors. In the 1970’s we didn’t have flexible duct work like I see in houses today. Air Conditioning ducts were either sheet metal boxes that we had […more]

Workin’ for the Man – Part 1

Oct 24, 2007 | | 1 comment

My cousin, Fernando asked me recently what other kind of work I had done before I turned geek, and why I am not doing that anymore. I kinda put it on the back burner for a while. However, since this blog is all about letting my family know who I am, I thought I’d tell […more]

Photoreading

Oct 17, 2007 | | 1 comment

I did something different tonight. I photo-read The World Café, a book about creating environments where we can encourage and explore conversations that matter. My friend, John recommended it. When John tells me he thinks I’ll like a book, he’s usually right on target. I like the idea of creating “café” environments where we invite […more]

Team of Rivals

Oct 4, 2007 | | 1 comment

I just got through listening to a recorded book, Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin. I started this tome early in August when I drove to St. Louis to visit Melody in Medical School at SLU and just finished it tonight. What a great story! The book chronicles the lives of Abraham Lincoln and […more]