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Three Months of Pieces

I must have started six or eight posts since I graduated this past December, and I haven’t been able to finish a single one. I keep thinking of a quote I read years ago, by Louie Armstrong, that goes something like this: “If I don’t practice...

I can see the light…

I just finished the final revisions to my Master’s portfolio, and my Orals are set for November 28. After that, just one more major paper and I walk the line. There’s light at the end of the tunnel, and I don’t think it’s a train. 🙂

I think my brain has successfully rebooted

Wow. In terms of workload and time resources, this year has proven to be a bit challenging. I’ve very much missed the act of composing posts, but in a rarity for me, I’ve simply been too tired to sit and write anything beyond work and school....

What’s in Your Garage?

Here’s a quick one… I was reading on the internet that GM may be coming out with a Z28 in 2011. Cool. I had a 1968 Camaro when I was a kid, so I’m thinking it would be a kick to go and test drive a...

Down by the Tracks

I live down by the tracks. I’ve never counted how many freight trains each day make their rumbling, rattling way past out neighborhood. It doesn’t take long to get so accustomed to the sound that you don’t notice it any longer; even the deep wail of...

Closet of Belief – Part I

Remember reading this post of mine concerning transparency? Well, it’s not like I’ve forgotten about it. It’s a constant struggle with me, one that seems to ebb and flow as the months and years go by… One of the reasons I haven’t posted much to speak...

When You Ride the Train too Long

Man, have I been busy lately. Well. For a while. And now I find myself still with not a lot of time, feeling like I need to post, wanting to post a catch-all, this is what I’ve been thinking post, and not having enough time to...

Happy 2010

I’ve decided this year to post my annual holiday letter that gets sent out to family and friends. This version is sanitized to remove the names of my wife and kids, per my usual attempt to retain their privacy. Hope you enjoy. My best wishes to...

The Bread Metaphor, Applied

I have an apparently irresistible tendency to speak in terms of metaphors… My wife and I have been together for over 20 years, and our familiarity with one another aids, at least a little bit, our communication. For example, if I were to be driving home...

On Being an Idiot

This is a bit of a ramble, but it is what it is… There was once a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. That man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. There were born to...