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Cradle

Dec 23, 2008 | | 1 comment

Little Molly sleeping in the cradle.  Seeing her brings back so many memories for me.  I made this cradle with the help of a couple of good friends.  I had bought the plans with the intention to make it for Danae, but couldn’t seem to find the time.  Sorry Danae 🙁  By the time Melody […more]

Welcome Molly Nicole

Dec 17, 2008 | | 11 comments

I would like to introduce you to the latest Anderson girl.  World, meet Molly Nicole Ogren… Molly meet the world!  Molly arrived late this morning while I was travelling to Charleston.  I have been here for a couple of hours and she has been in the nursery that whole time… so I am axious to […more]

Women!

Dec 14, 2008 | | 5 comments

   Isabelle Allende opened her talk with an old Jewish saying; “What is truer than truth?”  “Stories,” she answered, and began to tell some stories that stirred up a blog entry…  Listening to her stories, I found myself stirred in a way that she probably didn’t intend, but then again, she doesn’t know my story.  […more]

Underwhelmed to Overwhelmed and Back Again

Nov 17, 2008 | | 2 comments

I am frustrated because a project I am working on at work is behind schedule.  The causes of the “behind-ness” are many, which is part of the frustration, but not part of my topic.  Maybe it’s an old-guy thing, but I am learning to take the opportunity when I feel strong emotions to observe myself.  […more]

Thank You, Veterans

Nov 11, 2008 | | 1 comment

Veterans present and past who give their best to people like me… Thank you. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ih2r6_48Ig]

Us&Them Community

Nov 6, 2008 | | 7 comments

Facebook I remember the day I joined Facebook.  In the beginning, FB was for students only.  The only way you could get an account was to have an email address that was in a .edu domain.  On September 26, 2006, I woke up to NPR telling me that that restriction had been lifted effective that […more]

Random News

Oct 26, 2008 | | 3 comments

Trip to the Mountains Jeanie and I spent this past weekend in the Mtns of NC.  Our main purpose was just to get away and take a break from the pressure cooker that life has been lately.  This was our first time at a Bed and Breakfast and I think we chose well.  The Mast […more]

Politics

Oct 19, 2008 | | 2 comments

Keeping in mind that the purpose of this blog is to communicate first and foremost who I am to my family, both present and future, I want to express some thoughts about the political process.  This post is not about who to vote for (or against) nor is it about any of the particular issues […more]

Blog Action Day – Poverty

Oct 14, 2008 | | 4 comments

I promised the folks at Blog Action Central that I would write about Poverty today.  The idea is invite bloggers to all write on an important topic in order to influence the conversations that we have today with family, friends, co-workers…  Most of the time we talk about the weather, politics, the economy and other […more]

Mini Family Reunion – End of Day 4

Sep 21, 2008 | | 1 comment

The last day This morning I learned what a second degree burn looks like… and feels like.  We began the day with a hearty Hardees breakfast.  We were squeezed into a little booth and I was on the inside.  About the time I sat down, Debbie got up for something and I decided to make […more]