I was eating dinner with the kids. B was in the kitchen.

Katherine randomly volunteered, “When we move to the Netherlands, I’m sure gonna miss Grandma Miller!”

“Don’t worry,” I said. “She can come visit us.”

“How will she do that?” K asked incredulously.… [read more]

The Cycle
  1. Deadline looms.
  2. Paralysis ensues.
  3. All non-trivial effort ceases.
  4. Stays up too late.
  5. Delivers on deadline, barely.
  6. Is too tired to tackle backlog.
  7. Loses roughly two weeks of overall productivity.

Having quite recently been a best man in a wedding and being currently at another wedding [at the drafting of this post], I feel I owe all of you my insight into how and how not to give a wedding toast.… [read more]

Baptist Bourbon - Elijah Craigh

While I was in NYC last week, a salesman told me a story so good I had to share it. He explained how he’d been in New Orleans on a business trip at the same time that Southern Baptists were holding a large convention in the city.… [read more]

It’s been a heck of a week-and-a-half here. Let’s recap:

– Becky had a cyst the size of a small potato (we’ll call this a boil).
– Removing the tuber-sized growth required an incision and two days hospitalization.
– Then K got a cold.… [read more]


With swine flu sweeping the globe, we’ve been encouraged to take reasonable precautions to make sure that we are not infected and to minimize the likelihood of spreading the disease if we are. My employer today sent out a document detailing the “Process to Prevent the Spread of Swine Flu.” Among the useful tips from my employer was one particularly sobering piece of advice (I am not making this up):

“Consider practicing social distancing with those who appear sick/are sick.[read more]

This is so eminently quotable and frequently referenced in our home that I have no choice but to enrich your lives by sharing it…

[Ed. note: this was originally published on Xanga, a mostly defunct blogging platform]

The world of technological change comes at you fast, and this is especially evident in the arena of web journalling or blogging. From AOL to homespun HTML (animated GIFs!) to GeoCities to Xanga to MySpace to Facebook to Twitter…and beyond!… [read more]

I have an on-site meeting with a customer tomorrow. I realized a week or so ago that I would need a new dress shirt with an updated corporate logo. To that end, I contacted one of our Marketing folks (we will call her “Marketing Person”) and asked if she could send me a shirt prior to the meeting.… [read more]

A friend (Brian P) recently introduced me to a fun game. Here are the rules:

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence and what book to this note / post as a comment.… [read more]

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