Muscles

Muscles

It was 9 a.m. on a Monday morning and I was running strong on my second cup of coffee, all while being very aware of my sore muscles. We had played ultimate frisbee the day before and I hadn’t run that much since high school. A co-worker stopped by to catch up, and...
The Before Principle

The Before Principle

As the story goes, there was a letter in a can tied to an old water pump on a trail across the Amargosa Desert that read as follows.  “This pump is all right as of June 1932… Under the white rock, I buried a bottle of water, out of the sun and...
When Opportunity Knocks

When Opportunity Knocks

Several months ago, we ran into some old friends at a wedding.  We asked about their move to a new home, and the husband replied with a smile, “We used to have awesome neighbors.  Now we have awesome opportunities.” His comment has replayed itself over and over again...
The Pattern Is A Person

The Pattern Is A Person

Several years ago, while I was building a deck on the back of my house, I discovered that the right template made the job easier, accurate and more efficient. All those spindles that needed to be attached at just the right distance between one and the other would have...
SEASONS

SEASONS

The children are back in school, and it won’t be long before the heat breaks and the leaves begin to turn.  A few years ago, I was homeschooling my children.  I asked my 3-year-old son, “Cody, how many seasons are there?”  He hesitated, and with a...
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