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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]

Growing From the Edges

Sep 21, 2007 | | 1 comment

In my last post, The San Francisco Trip , I wrote… We had a great time and a few adventures ; some planned and some not so planned. I am learning that the unplanned adventures are where growth occurs… or not. These are the places where it is possible to get un-stuck. This is about […more]

Getting Un-Stuck

Aug 26, 2007 | | 2 comments

Impasse A few months ago, I was stirred as I read this article, Feeling Stuck? Getting Past Impasse by Timothy Butler. Sometimes I like to try things out before I share my opinion. As I have applied the lessons, they rings true for me. It has changed my outlook and the way I approach life […more]

Back on the Horse

Aug 21, 2007 | | 5 comments

When I was a little guy, about 5-7 years old, I was visiting my grandparents in Southside, West Virginia. Their house was right across the road from a farm owned by the Hopson’s. I honestly don’t know what drew me to Hopson’s farm beyond the fact that I was not from the country, but I […more]

Why I Value Creativity

Jul 6, 2007 | | 1 comment

I value creativity because I see God in it. I love it when someone creates something new. In a way, that is closely linked to my value of variety. I appreciate art in whatever form I find it because I studied art appreciation! Whether music or painting or sculpture or knitting or web design or […more]

A Doubting Place part 2

Jun 23, 2007 | | 6 comments

Yesterday, I wrote about my feelings of doubt in the moment. My friend, Anthony, reminds me in his reflection that it is in the dark where we find the light… well, he didn’t remind me personally, but his message was timely. I don’t want to doubt, but I want to be ok with my doubt. […more]

Why I Value Variety

May 15, 2007 | | 2 comments

If there is any one characteristic in me that just comes naturally, it would be a love of variety. When I go to a restaurant, I look for something that I have never eaten before. I love lots of different music that is full of surprises. I want to read different kinds of books because […more]