reflection

First Time For Everything

Nov 10, 2016 | | 7 comments

There’s a first time for everything, but someone in their late fifties has most of his “first times” behind him so the new ones are extra important. Today was a first time for me. The news of our election brought with it emotions that I have never experienced. I’ve felt the elation of winning and […more]

Living Presence

Sep 8, 2013 | | 4 comments

Each of us lives in the lives of others. Sometimes we are fortunate to witness a glimpse of our influence in the life of another person. It could be a word, a quote, a gesture, a choice of restaurants… and we smile to ourselves, “I know where that came from.” But the real treasure, the […more]

Marrow Sucking

Mar 2, 2012 | | 2 comments

I am sitting in the lobby at Duke Hospital writing this on my droid. Upstairs the best medical staff on the planet are pumping poison into my daughter to kill this awful cancer. I was planning to work remotely today, but forgot to bring my laptop power cord. So it has become a vacation day. […more]

New Guy

Jun 19, 2011 | | 2 comments

On Sunday mornings, I meet with a group of friends at Amelies French Bakery. We talk about life together and encourage one another. Meeting at a public location can sometimes make things interesting, like this morning… a fellow came in and invited himself (politely) to be part of our group. When he joined us, I […more]

Stirred Part 2

Jun 17, 2010 | | Say something

Watching my granddaughter, Molly, grow is so incredibly rewarding.  She is constantly learning new things.  Every day she wakes up so full of life.  It’s as if she’s wondering, “What cool things am I going to learn today?” I used to believe that kids learn new things until they become adults.  Then you are are […more]

Stirred

Jun 15, 2010 | | 2 comments

“I’m stirred,” I said to Jeanie recently.  Not that that is unusual.  I frequently say I am stirred.  Why? Because I am frequently stirred. Am I alone?  Are you stirred?  Do you ever feel a little emotional flip in your belly?  It doesn’t have to be a huge thing, just a tiny little flip will […more]

A New Year, A New Collage

Jan 2, 2010 | | 1 comment

The new year has snuck up on me and it is time for the annual news of the Anderson family. You may not know, but this is the very reason I started this web site. It began in 2000 as a way to use the web to begin to communicate Christmas greetings to our family […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]

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]