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…

What Happened?

So... I forgot the password to this site and eventually decided to abandon self-hosted Ghost for Ghost(Pro). After months of delay, I finally transfered all the old content tonight! It was good to read all the old posts and I copied them over by hand over the last couple…

60% Keyboard Adventures

I built a 60% keyboard today from a kit. I'm still adjusting to the lack of arrow keys, home / end / delete keys, and a numpad. I think I will find this easier to use over time, but the learning curve is greater than zero at this point. :-). In addition…

Labor Day

Happy Labor Day everyone. If you are like me, you see Labor Day as the natural turning point in the year. We plan the few remaining goals we have for 2016 and begin setting our sights on 2017. I hope you all get a few moments today to reflect on…