Today on YouTube I saw a video done by an Irish woman titled “10 AMERICAN Problems I'm TOO IRISH to Understand.” She, in turn, was pulling these items from a discussion on reddit titled “What's an American problem you're too European to understand?” Now, I’ve been an American for over four decades. What’s more, I’ve … Continue reading Explaining America
I went to my first Lean Coffee meetup today. It was amazing. Great conversation. Learned a lot. The group represented a wide range of people: Programmers, Scrum Masters, Testers, Product Owners, HR, Agile Coaches, etc. with both men and women in all roles. Great cross section. Here is my attempt to process some of what … Continue reading First Lean Coffee Recap
Me: Please be careful. Child: I'll be as careful as usual. Me: I am not comforted.
Blow away the cobwebs of my mind, Clear away anything stemming from my own design. Remove the thoughts of only me: Distractions that prevent me from being who you made me to be. Refocus all my energy on you. Place your light so brightly in my soul I cannot see Anything but your will and … Continue reading Design & Desire
I think I've shared the lyrics to this song before, but this is my song of the day. I've loved the lyrics to "So Long Self" by MercyMe from the first moment I heard it, but it seems to resonate particularly strongly with me today. Well if I come across a little bit distant It's just because … Continue reading So Long Self
Last Sunday I visited EPIC Church while on a business trip in San Francisco. Here are some raw notes from the sermon as they apply to me. NOTE: These aren't necessarily things the pastor said, these are the thoughts, questions, insights which occurred to me as a result of the message. Title: Never Go Back What … Continue reading Do not fear. Love and trust.
My grandparents health is declining, as is common among humans as we age. They are no longer able to care for themselves by themselves. Little things that most of us take for granted, like getting out of bed and getting dressed, have become insurmountable tasks for my aged loved ones. My wife and I are … Continue reading Making a hard decision