Every so often I get the urge to get rid of all my proprietary hardware and software and go back to open source. Part of it is probably motivated by a sense of guilt over having these high-priced gadgets. Another part, however is prompted by the restrictions inherent to proprietary tools. The rebel in me … Continue reading Always Wanting What We Don’t Have
It has been a good Birthday weekend. I was able to spend Friday morning swimming with my family and friday afternoon preparing to GM a role-playing adventure. Saturday began by helping M deliver her papers on her new paper route followed by Men's Bible Study. We really got serious. After that M joined me at … Continue reading Good Birthday Weekend
Recently I saw a picture on Facebook which stated, "Don't hate that which you don't understand". My first thought was, "Don't assume someone doesn't understand that which they hate". Sometimes hate is justified and the more we know of a thing the more we ought to hate it. Let me give you two examples, one … Continue reading Sometimes Hate is Good
Small steps add up to great distances. Little things grow to large things. Having trouble reaching me? I'm not replying as quickly as I used to? Be patient. In an effort to be more focused on the here, to increase productivity and cherish my family more I have taken a rather small step of turning … Continue reading Limiting Technology Creep
The pain in my brain is driving me insane. Came home yesterday with the start of a migraine. It went from low-grade to world-class in a few hours despite meds. I made it through the night in a drugged stupor. Not exactly restful. This morning I felt good enough to go to work. I came … Continue reading Pain. Mucho Pain.
Writing comes in fits and starts. Days, weeks, even months can go by without my writing anything, not even in my personal journal. Suddenly I'll pick it up again and create three posts in a day. And this state of affairs may continue for a short spell before silence once again falls. This used to … Continue reading August 14, 2012
Today I was read a passage I so badly needed to hear. 2 Corinthians 4 Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way, we never give up. 2 We reject all shameful deeds and underhanded methods. We don’t try to trick anyone or distort the word of God. We tell the truth … Continue reading A Scripture of Encouragement