life

One Year Ago

Dec 17, 2009 | | 1 comment

Just a year ago today my life changed forever when Molly Nicole Ogren entered and made me a grandpa.  Now all my relations are referred to by their relationship to Molly; Jeanie is “Gran”, Danae is “Molly’s Mom” etc. I knew I was going to love being a grandpa, but I didn’t know why.  It’s […more]

Crucial Skills

Sep 23, 2009 | | 2 comments

There is so much data on the internet and so little valuable information.  Of the email lists that I subscribe to on purpose (not spam), this is the only one that I absolutely positively read every week when it arrives in my inbox.  The Crucial Skills newsletter is provided by the folks who also published […more]

Fifty one Years Ago

Apr 18, 2009 | | 4 comments

Fifty one years ago today a beautiful, young and very pregnant woman gave birth to a baby boy.  She and her husband (the boy’s father) loved the boy and cared for him like good parents do.  They gave him food and shelter and love.  They made sure that he was brought up in a Christian […more]

We see, They see–Part 2

Jan 6, 2009 | | 5 comments

Whoops! I am not sure how it happened, but I published my last post with comments turned off.  I have changed that and they are back on now. A Quick Case Study This mistake on my part might make an interesting case study of my last post.  My guess is that some of you saw […more]

We see, They see

Jan 5, 2009 | | 1 comment

A few weeks ago, I heard the following thought and it rang true to me. I wrote it down in order to ponder it.  The more I think about it, the more important it seems to me. We judge ourselves by our intentions. Others judge us by our behaviors. We cannot see our own behaviors. […more]

1978 to 2008 makes 30 Years!

Jun 3, 2008 | | 7 comments

I wish so much that I could travel in time back to 1978 and have a talk with a certain young man. There is so much I would tell him about life. I would warn him about some really lousy decisions that he was going to make and encourage him that some of them would […more]

Fifty is Nifty

Apr 19, 2008 | | 2 comments

It is now 12:08 AM on the 19th, so I can say with confidence that my 50th birthday was a great day. Thanks to all of you who made it so special… I am a blessed man!  Check out this video my friends made for me… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUBZ_02fytg]

Fire and the Unknown

Jun 19, 2007 | | 1 comment

A good friend who lives in Charleston wrote to me on email this morning. He was telling me about his plans for the day and yet admitting how little he knew about how it might turn out. He said, “I don’t know “diddly squat” about what’s going to happen today and I’m OK with that.” […more]

Carolina Wrens (Updated Photos 5/18/07)

May 18, 2007 | | 2 comments

The birds are gone now, but it was very cool to have them in our door… April 20, 2007 I wrote in my last post about the Carolina wrens who have made their nest in the wreath on our front door. They are beginning to hatch. I wanted to devote a post just to them. […more]

Hope in a Broken World

Apr 20, 2007 | | 1 comment

I haven’t written about the VA Tech shooting this week. But that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been heavy on my heart and mind. The thought that comes to my mind over and over is that this world we live in is broken. It isn’t supposed to be this way. People aren’t supposed to treat one […more]