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Everything Must Change

Jan 7, 2008 | | Say something

I had hoped to be back in the swing of writing by now, but it is coming slow… because life is going fast! I wanted to quickly write about an upcoming event… in case you want to come too. Brian McLaren is coming to Charlotte. Who is Brian? Why is he coming? I can only […more]

Workin’ for the Man – Part 11

Nov 27, 2007 | | 1 comment

My First IT Job My programming curriculm at Trident Tech was focused on mainframe computing, hence my first IT job was as a mainframe programmer. This was the early 1990’s when the personal computer was just beginning to be considered a serious business machine more than a toy. Our labs at school were setup with […more]

Workin’ for the Man – Part 8

Nov 12, 2007 | | 5 comments

Restaurant Business While looking for my next job, I met a man who owned a small restaurant in Boone. The name of this restaurant was “Ham & Eggs”. When he offered me a job as a short order cook, I took him up on it. As a young man with a family to support and […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]


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]

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]

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]