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…

Farting Around

Listen: We are here on Earth to fart around. Don't let anybody tell you any different! Ran across this quote from Vonnegut's Timequake over the weekend. I generally agree. Reading more quotes from the book led me to think this is definitely a book I need to find and read.…

Bees on Order

I mailed what I hope is a final bee order this morning.  Five packages are coming for this spring's installation.  Hopefully, I learned enough from last year's mistakes to keep the ladies alive and well in future Ohio winters.  I had three hives going into fall in varying states.  Each…

Brief Thoughts on Introversion

During my Monday morning flights, I finished Susan Cain's book Quiet.  It describes some attributes of introversion and how those attributes affect people that live in a society dominated by extroversion.  It confirmed much of what I have learned through experience as an introvert through school and in the workplace.…

We Bought a Farm!

After working in various office settings for the last twelve years, I've learned I need to be outside more.  Also, I need more bees.  The three hives we had last year were not enough.  To address both of these, we bought a 33+ acres farm in NE Ohio.  The added…