Thanks to Facebook and other tools, most folks know that today is my birthday. I have said it before and I’ll say it again, I feel I get a double-dip of reflecting on the past year and my past year on this earth as the New Year and my birthday happen to land on the […]
It hits me every now and then that I’m human, especially when I make mistakes. Tuesday morning, prior to the election, I woke up with a story on my mind. I quickly wrote down a few notes and finished it later on in the day. I had made it no secret that while I […]
With mass media telling us that young is the thing to be and with all the answers just a Google search away, what are older generations of mentors to do?
It is probably a little-known fact, but I have a touch of claustrophobia. I don’t like tight spaces, especially if they are dark and could possibly contain all manner of creepy-crawly creatures. It is NOT a little-known fact that I’m a big guy. A point that I’ve used to say that I can’t climb up […]
My youngest is 7. She turned 7 a few weeks ago but due to schedules and finances, we decided to wait a week or two in order to really pull off what she was wanting. Last month, my wife participated in the Foothills Bridal Extravaganza (if getting hitched is in the realm of possibility you should […]
I would say that one of the more challenging aspects of my job is not collecting or reviewing data. Rather it is framing the data where it remains true and accurate to itself but is able to be consumed by anyone from Mid-Management up to Executive. Often the best way to do this is to […]
I was doing some digging at work today on different ways to display data over time (several data points over a 3 month period) While looking at different options I ran across this: Gapminder World The default setting shows GDP against life expectancy. The scale at the bottom can be automatically played to show how […]
Looking back over your blog you can see where you were at different points in your life. Sometimes those points are lower than you’d like but there’s always the opportunity to see growth in the long run.
What is a home? Four walls and a roof? Is it where your heart is? Moving into your grandmothers house may seem like an awesome thing at first but it brings with it an interesting set of baggage; not all of it good and not all of it bad. The ghosts of your past meet the hopes of your future in a beautiful collision.
Months later and a single song, smell, sense, scene, or thought can take me back to my time on the mountain. Unless you’ve walked the path I don’t know that it’s possible to fully understand where I’m coming from … but for me and my brothers and sisters on the mountain we witnessed the miraculous …