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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]

Team of Rivals

Oct 4, 2007 | | 1 comment

I just got through listening to a recorded book, Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin. I started this tome early in August when I drove to St. Louis to visit Melody in Medical School at SLU and just finished it tonight. What a great story! The book chronicles the lives of Abraham Lincoln and […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]

The San Francisco Trip

Sep 20, 2007 | | 3 comments

Jeanie and I just returned from a trip to San Francisco and Berkeley, the new home of our daughter, Erin and her hubby, Justin. 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 […more]

The First Step

Sep 7, 2007 | | 12 comments

When I started posting about my “crisis of faith”, I realized that I was taking some people into deep water. Some of my readers are experiencing similarities in their journey of faith. In fact they have let me to other bloggers who are asking similar questions… While I want to avoid simply searching out reading […more]

Red Pill? Blue Pill?

Aug 30, 2007 | | 7 comments

…our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Eph 6:11) The battle is real. The stakes are our lives and the lives of the ones we love. The good guys […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]