An Act of Love

An Act of Love

I have been walking around for the past few days smiling at nothing, smiling at everything. Our kitchen now has a sink and running water, and nearly finished floors, and as of this evening walls that are smooth enough for me to paint. And I love the look of how it’s...
It’s the Simple Things

It’s the Simple Things

On Thanksgiving Day I had much to be thankful for. Liz and I had gone up to Amicalola Falls State Parklodge for the holiday.  Wednesday night at the lodge was quiet, with a breathtaking winter sunset over the North Georgia mountains, followed by a very full orange...
What else?

What else?

Gratitude does not automatically spring to mind when things don’t go my way. I can be willing, however, to look, to appraise the situation and at least inquire into “the full worth of” something. If it all looks horrible, I find it useful to take the case that maybe...
Got Mistakes? Cleaning Up Matters.

Got Mistakes? Cleaning Up Matters.

Standing before the computer screen that serves as a cash register in the self-service lane at my local Kroger.  Modern tills are more data managers than anything else. The idea of a cash box long pushed aside by a card-carrying society that doesn’t really know...
Absolutely, Positively Right…and Stuck

Absolutely, Positively Right…and Stuck

As I was riding in my car, I had the thought, “I don’t even know how I see things.” I see things some way, and I see what I see, but what if my seeing is like being in a projector room, and I’m the projector?   I talked to Danny for an hour yesterday after...
Power Tools:  Who’s in Charge Here?

Power Tools: Who’s in Charge Here?

There’s a line in the Being a Leader course: “What remains undistinguished runs you.” That leads to a loss of power, so I have an intense interest in distinguishing those things that run me, like a computer virus humming in the background. In my own quest toward...