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Values

May 14, 2007 | | 2 comments

Values I am learning a lot about who I am (because that’s what 49 year olds do). Recently my friends and I began a discussion of values asking questions like, “What do you value?” “What do I value?” and “What do we value?” Exploring these questions is helping me define what I like, what I […more]

What’s next?

Apr 3, 2007 | | Say something

For the last several months I have been focused on two events. My daughter, Erin’s wedding and the 10K bridge run. Now that these are past, I find myself asking again, “What’s next?” My “to do” list has grown and my “to be” list beckons. What’s a “to be” list? It’s a constant question nagging […more]

The Bridge Run 2007

Apr 1, 2007 | | Say something

Would you believe it? I did it … I made my goal to run the Cooper River Bridge Run 10K in under an hour! It feels great to accomplish a goal that I have worked so hard to achieve. It was a real stretch for me but

Disappointing Run

Feb 17, 2007 | | 4 comments

This year will be my third year running the 10K Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston, SC. I started running when I was about 45 years old, which is not an easy feat to do. I really wanted to run the bridge. My buddy, Curt ran it every year and inspired me to run it […more]

Motives

Jan 15, 2007 | | Say something

Jeanie’s and my philosophy on disciplining our young children was to consider their motive when they did something that needed to be corrected. For instance, if one of them broke a dish because they were being willfully defiant, we would have handled it much differently than if they had accidentally knocked it off the table. […more]

Discipline

Dec 19, 2006 | | 2 comments

About 6 weeks ago, I read this blog about getting up early in the morning. I want to be more disciplined about my wakeup time. Reading this raised my awareness that I had slipped back into a pattern of fighting the pillow every morning (and the pillow was winning too often). I was getting up […more]

What Happened to Questions?

Nov 11, 2006 | | 2 comments

My son in law, Mark told me recently about a conversation that he had with a buddy who is not a follower of Christ. They were discussing spiritual ideas and his friend posed a hard question. The question isn’t important, but his answer was very important. He answered his friend with these words, “I don’t know.” Mark’s […more]

Confessions of a Wonderer

Oct 15, 2006 | | 1 comment

Confessions I was just thinking about going to lunch with my sweetie. We have been going out for Sunday lunch for so many years that it just feels like it would be sacreligeous to do otherwise. I was thinking of going to K&W cafeteria and imagining the crowd we would run into on a Sunday […more]

Fathers Day Thoughts

Jun 18, 2006 | | Say something

Today is Fathers Day in the United States. I am proud to be the father of four wonderful young ladies. It feels good to be the dad. There’s a lot of responsibility that goes with being the dad, but there’s a whole dimension to life that I would miss, were it not for my daughters.I […more]

Experiment

Apr 20, 2006 | | 1 comment

Sometimes my heart is full and my mind is full and yet I cannot think of a thing to write. This is an experiment to see what happens when I write whatever comes to mind.I just put on earphones and am listening to Pat Metheny. Normally, I want quiet when I am writing, but tonight […more]