personal

31 Years

Jun 3, 2009 | | 2 comments

I am connected to so many varied circles of people and it occurs to me that most of them only know that part of me that connects me to them.  My neighbors know me as the guy with the near perfect lawn (sure).  My church friends know me as the irritating guy that won’t stop […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]

Danny’s Ride

Apr 13, 2009 | | 1 comment

Most of my friends know I am a musician.  A lot of people have influenced me (musically) through the years.  None more than a band director from my high-school years, Danny Leonard.  Danny had (and still has) a music school in Charleston, SC where I grew up.  My junior year of high-school, I joined the […more]

He is risen

Apr 12, 2009 | | 1 comment

Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed! May the risen Christ change us in a very real way beginning today. May we truly begin to love people they way he loves us.

Women!

Dec 14, 2008 | | 5 comments

   Isabelle Allende opened her talk with an old Jewish saying; “What is truer than truth?”  “Stories,” she answered, and began to tell some stories that stirred up a blog entry…  Listening to her stories, I found myself stirred in a way that she probably didn’t intend, but then again, she doesn’t know my story.  […more]

Underwhelmed to Overwhelmed and Back Again

Nov 17, 2008 | | 2 comments

I am frustrated because a project I am working on at work is behind schedule.  The causes of the “behind-ness” are many, which is part of the frustration, but not part of my topic.  Maybe it’s an old-guy thing, but I am learning to take the opportunity when I feel strong emotions to observe myself.  […more]

Us&Them Community

Nov 6, 2008 | | 7 comments

Facebook I remember the day I joined Facebook.  In the beginning, FB was for students only.  The only way you could get an account was to have an email address that was in a .edu domain.  On September 26, 2006, I woke up to NPR telling me that that restriction had been lifted effective that […more]

Politics

Oct 19, 2008 | | 2 comments

Keeping in mind that the purpose of this blog is to communicate first and foremost who I am to my family, both present and future, I want to express some thoughts about the political process.  This post is not about who to vote for (or against) nor is it about any of the particular issues […more]

Blog Action Day – Poverty

Oct 14, 2008 | | 4 comments

I promised the folks at Blog Action Central that I would write about Poverty today.  The idea is invite bloggers to all write on an important topic in order to influence the conversations that we have today with family, friends, co-workers…  Most of the time we talk about the weather, politics, the economy and other […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]