Category Archives: Family

Do the Next Thing

This has been one of those weeks where everything hit the proverbial fan. The highlight was getting into an accident on an icy hill that put my car into the shop, and then learning the damage would be far too costly … Continue reading

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Perspectives, Love, and Liberty

Think of your favorite book for a moment — do you realize that NO ONE will ever read that book the same way as you? Even the incredibly detailed and intricate works like “The Lord of the Rings” are never read quite the … Continue reading

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A Peculiar Epiphany

Epiphanies. Sometimes they hit you right out of the blue for no apparent reason. I don’t have epiphanies very often, but when I do, they’re usually rather significant. Sometimes they’re a stream of thoughts that rush through my mind, while other … Continue reading

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Dating, Injustice, and Psalm 73

Have you  ever asked yourself,”What does she see in him?” or “What does he see in her?” There are some couples that just don’t seem to make any sense, particularly to outside observers. The other night at Starbucks while waiting for youth-group … Continue reading

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The Day of Reckoning

Well, it’s that time of year again — the day of reckoning. The day of accounting. A time for sweating and the biting of nails. For some, the day of dread. No, I’m not speaking of taxes (though it is that … Continue reading

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Single, Divorced, or Other?

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day — another weird “first” for me in this new phase of life. For the first time in twenty years, I haven’t had to even think about what to buy, where to go to dinner, or any of … Continue reading

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Iteration Retros – The Airing of Grievances

One of the better team practices in software development is to hold retrospectives after every development cycle (iteration, sprint, release, etc.). Iteration retros give the team an opportunity to review the user-stories (requirements) that were completed and discuss ways of improving the next … Continue reading

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Another Big Decision Made

This year has been full of big decisions. Really big decisions. Some I’ve had a direct say in, while other have been completely out of my control. A couple weeks ago, I made the big decision to stay put here in Colorado, … Continue reading

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The Pumpkin Spice of Life

It’s baaaa-aaack!! That’s right — Pumpkin Spice lattes are back in the stores! Along with pumpkin spice lattes, there’s pumpkin spice muffins, pumpkin spice Oreos, pumpkin spice Pop-tarts, pumpkin spice Twinkies, pumpkin spice Peeps, pumpkin spice beer, pumpkin spice pancakes, pumpkin spice burgers, and even pumpkin spice hummus. … Continue reading

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