Moving (again...)

We finally achieved a milestone in 2020.  We had a house we owned turn from "Recently Sold" to "Off Market" on Zillow.  Apparently, that takes three years.  Even though I felt like we were finally settled down, we kept a passive eye on the market.  About a month ago, six…

Adding Old Blog Posts

I started blogging in early 2005.  I'm not even sure what platform I used back then.  At some point, I transitioned that original blog to Wordpress.  I shuttered that effort sometime in 2007 after starting a federal government position.  I just found all those old blog posts in a SQL…

Make More Jobs Dream Jobs

I'm a frequent reader of Robert Wringham's New Escapologist blog.  I generally agree with what he has to say about finding your way in the world.  However, I think he missed an opportunity to redefine how you find a dream job in his recent post "So Much for the Dream…

Advent 2020

This being a year largely devoid of church for us due to a pandemic, we are going back to a family "tradition" (we only did it a year to two) from my childhood. We are planning a dining room table advent wreath the kids can light before dinner during this…

What I'm Reading {26 November 2020}

This has been a year filled with much more reading than normal. I finally took the annual Goodreads challenge to read 52 books somewhat seriously.  I'm at 44 books right now.  Only eight to go and I have some shorties in the queue that should help. Some recent highlights are:…

Changing Careers

I changed careers about 20 months ago (and took way too long to write about it here).  After 12 years in IT project management, I entered an electrical apprenticeship with the Akron IBEW.  This feels like an odd, although not unprecedented, move for someone in their thirties with a mildly…

Thanksgiving 2020

Happy Thanksgiving 2020 to anyone stopping by this blog. It has been a struggle of a year. I'm thankful we are all making it to this holiday season relatively happy and healthy.…

East Gate Symbolism on Palm Sunday

Today's Palm Sunday sermon mentioned Jesus entering Jerusalem through the east gate.  That triggered something in my symbol-searching mind.  I wondered if there was more to find in the fact that Jesus used the east gate to enter Jerusalem instead of one of the others.  It seemed like an odd…