Sunday in Spring

Sunday in Spring

Today was a good day.  We went to church.  The big kids were both volunteering (yeah, they are pretty amazing!), but all I had to do was text them from bed that they should make sure to go with each other, and the case was solved.  The rest of us showed up just before...

Work

I have an interesting relationship to work. I was raised in the midwest (North Dakota to be precise) with a farmer grandpa on one side and a retired farm equipment dealer on the other.  I remember learning to use a push broom.  My dad showed me the right way.  Brush,...
Sanding with the Grain

Sanding with the Grain

I have a vague memory of the first time I was sanding.  I don’t remember what it even was that I was working on, but I remember my uncle telling me to sand with the grain.  Showing me what the grain in the wood was and how when you sand a piece of wood you want...
Later Day Saints

Later Day Saints

Today we went on a memorial bike ride to celebrate the life of our neighbor Mike Dixon who died unexpectedly of a heart attack in 2014.  Mike was a Mormon or Later Day Saint, who was survived by his wife and eight children.  They lived directly across the street from...
Of Tribes and Echo Chambers

Of Tribes and Echo Chambers

I recently discovered Seth Godin.  He’s been an internet guru for many years, but somehow I’m just now catching up.  I think I like the gist of his message, the idea that marketing is about changing the world, and that you should look for the smallest...
Fasting, Feasting, and Food

Fasting, Feasting, and Food

Over the course of the last two years I’ve dramatically changed my relationship to food.  It all started with applying for life insurance and hearing that I was 15 or so pounds too heavy to qualify for the “super preferred” rates.  I had enough time...