Category Archives: Refactoring

Dangerous Prayers and a Sloppy Wet Kiss

Have you ever prayed a dangerous prayer? Not merely a brave or even a sacrificial type of prayer, but a truly dangerous prayer? Have you ever prayed something you’re a little squeamish about, even though you know it’s the right … Continue reading

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While in those Waiting Rooms

Waiting rooms. Special, dreary places that serve only one purpose: to wait in. I don’t like waiting rooms — never have, never will! Who does? In waiting rooms, there isn’t much else you can do except…wait. Particularly when you’re in a … Continue reading

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Life After Divorce: No Dating Allowed

Dating. For recently divorced people, it’s often the proverbial elephant in the room. The subject of dating usually comes up right after the uncomfortable admission of divorce is uttered. Along with deciding to stay put in Colorado until my youngest daughter graduates … Continue reading

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Being Fleshed Out – Emergent Design

In our latest adventure at work, we’re racing headlong and headfirst down the road of “emergent design” in Agile software development. We’re learning how to “fail fast and fail often” the hard way, and it’s been a challenge to determine whether … Continue reading

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Life is Short… Walk with God

Ashley Madison — the scandal that just won’t go away. Though the Ashley Madison hack/scandal is already a few months old, the repercussions continue to be felt throughout the corporate and religious world. The most recent update is that Gawker has … 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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Being Thankful for Unanswered Prayers??

Something that’s been on my mind quite a bit lately is the matter of unanswered prayers. Most of us spend so much time and energy on how badly we want our prayers to be answered that we don’t think about all those prayers He … Continue reading

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The Cell – Refactored!

Now available on the Kindle! In keeping with the theme of “Being Refactored”, my latest novel is available for download at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014XN066M! “The Cell – Into the Underground” is a heavy revision of my third novel, “The Cell – Twilight’s Last … Continue reading

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Refactoring and Being Refactored

Before I go too far down the road with this blog, some basic terminology and concepts should probably be explained. First off, what is meant by “refactoring”? From Refactor.com: refactoring is a disciplined technique for restructuring an existing body of … Continue reading

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Sunday: a Day of Rest?!?!

It’s Sunday morning, and though I should have slept in at least to my normal time, I awoke at 3am and wasn’t able to get back to sleep. Most mornings, one of the cats (Romeo) starts howling for breakfast around … Continue reading

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