Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Off to Europe…

Well, it is two weeks and counting till the wife and I (that’s right, no kids) head off to Europe for a cruise. We will be in Rome for four days, then board a Regent Cruise ship for six nights, touring the Mediterranean to such places as Pompeii, Naxos, Ephesus, and Santorini. Here is the...

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On the Road…

Well, I am off tomorrow to great big Dallas for a customer visit relating to my work. I’ll be there for the next couple of days and then on Sunday, it’s off to Vegas for our Sales Kick Off at the Belaggio Hotel. I am not too keen on the travel as it means being...

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My attempt at socially responsible gift giving this year…(part 5)

To round off the Christmas shopping, and conclude this series, I checked into the offerings of local theatre and bought tickets to a couple of shows for the family. Theatre fits well into my criteria for socially responsible gifts this year. (My wife better not be reading my blog this month). On to the MEC...

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My attempt at socially responsible gift giving…(Part 4)

Today my report includes a goat and two chickens. That’s right, a goat and two chickens. I purchased these from Oxfam in name for others. These are a great gift for the person that pretty much has everything they need. They serve as good stocking stuffers (the information gift card does). They can also be...

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We was robbed…

…virtually, that is. On my way to a meeting early today, I tried to use my debit card to fuel up with some Tim Horton’s and lo and behold, my card was declined. I know there’s money in our accounts, but when I went to check online, there was $2000 less. Someone in Thailand helped...

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Some upgrade kinks…I could use some tips.

I posted about how I made the switch to Leopard and I am largely pleased with the added functionality that comes with this OS. However, it I have experienced a few inconvenient challenges. 1. Ecto 2 problems: I love using Ecto; especially ecto 2. It is by far the best blog editor and I payed...

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First Steps…

We’re excited…our son canwalk now! And after he eats…He likes to sleep too, I guess… Technorati Tags: children, Family

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A busy week, late summer cleaning, and a new blog…

‘Tis been a busy week at work and at home so far, so apologies for the blog slowdown. In fact, blogging has not slowed down but increased, just not on this site. As part of an initiative at work to strengthen customer relationships, I’ve decided to start a blog related to Business Intelligence. It’s called...

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The 3 Maladies of Facebook relationships

I have managed to tally up 59 friends on Facebook (not many by most standards). I can say that some I am in relationship with and others I am not. The ones I share a friendship with require little need for Facebook interaction, because we practice the gift of presence. The ones I don’t have...

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A Podcast turned into a book purchase…

I was listening to Krista Tippett’s Speaking of Faith Podcast today. This week she interviewed Barbara Kingsolver to talk about The Ethics of Eating and her new book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. I was quite intrigued by what she said that I went and bought the book. The book tells the...

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The World of Business and a thought about church…

The last two days were packed full of meetings at work. It was our Quarterly Sales Update. Our company brought in an expensive sales trainer to guide us into further strategic account management excellence. Working for a global BI company has it privileges in that way. I was intrigued by the direction the trainer took....

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Back from holidays…

We are back from our 7 day vacation in Osoyoos. It was time well spent with family and friends in the sun. A much needed break for me. Daily excursions to the beach filled the agenda. There were five families from our church that went (we all live in proximate community together) and we shared...

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A Little Break…and some pics

Posting will slow right down for me this next week. The family and I are away with some friends. In the mean time, below are a few recent pics for your viewing pleasure… This is not too far from where we live. It’s like there is a conversation going on between two types of creation...

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Reality and Values Collide….

I believe there are things such as expressed values and impulsive values that shape behaviour in people. Expressed values are stated ones that a person (or people) make cognitive effort to live out. Impulsive values are unstated, deep values that often guide a person (or people) instinctually, unknowingly, and subtly. On the one hand, with...

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10 Tips for Living the Incarnation…[Plus One]

[UPDATE: Brant Hansen initially left a comment this post expressing perhaps what might be one of the most important and prophetic tips/practices for living the incarnation these days in the West. I asked him to elaborate a little and his latest, well written blog post hits the mark. In a world marked by lives rushing...

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