Monthly Archives: September 2008

Mini Family Reunion – End of Day 4

Sep 21, 2008 | | 1 comment

The last day This morning I learned what a second degree burn looks like… and feels like.  We began the day with a hearty Hardees breakfast.  We were squeezed into a little booth and I was on the inside.  About the time I sat down, Debbie got up for something and I decided to make […more]

Mini Family Reunion – End of Day 3

Sep 20, 2008 | | 3 comments

Quick Highlights from the day Especially because it has been a long day and we’ve seen, told and heard an awful lot today.  Todays new Characters are: Everett Stidger – My first cousin, once removed – Son of Eldon Stidger who was my mother’s mother’s brother Sue Stidger -Everett’s wife Kari Stidger -My second cousin […more]

Mini Family Reunion – End of Day 2

Sep 19, 2008 | | 1 comment

Highlights from our day Here we are… the foursome who dropped in on an unsuspecting Alabama. (Jim, Mlou, Harry, Judy)   In keeping with yesterday’s  post, these are the new players from today: Jan – My aunt – Married my mom’s brother Jack Debbie – Jan’s daughter and my cousin Linda – Jan’s daughter and […more]

Mini Family Reunion

Sep 19, 2008 | | Say something

This morinig, I am in Arab, Alabama celebrating an impromptu mini family reunion.  Before I left, I set my Facebook status to “on my way to a mini family reunion.”  My friend, Robert posted this comment, “I thought only dwarves could have mini family reunions.” I miss working with Robert.  What a sense of humor…  […more]

The Day of the Office Chair

Sep 11, 2008 | | Say something

It was just another day in my geeky programmer life.  I got up and rode my bicycle to work.  At that time, my work location was such that I could ride the 4 miles to work without riding on any streets.  When I arrived, my boss asked me if I wanted a nice office chair […more]

Political Angst

Sep 7, 2008 | | 4 comments

I am truly dismayed by the whole political process.  So many people I love are doggedly on one side of the political spectrum or the other.  I am not.  I want to hear the real issues and solutions, but they are buried so deeply that I cannot hear them or trust them and it cuts […more]

The Solution

Sep 5, 2008 | | 2 comments

Yes!  After much wrestling with the puzzle of life, I have now figured it all out.  In case you were wondering, you will observe from the accompanying Rubic’s Cube , the puzzle is now solved.  I have the whole Jimazing answer.  There is nothing else to say. Now I will have to think of something […more]

John Brown

Sep 3, 2008 | | 1 comment

I just finished reading Patriotic Treason, John Brown and the Soul of America .  Before reading it, all I knew about John Brown was that he was this guy who was an abolitionist around the beginning of the Civil War and that he was hanged for some violent acts that he commtted while working towards […more]