From Kindergarten, that is. Today was a strange day for me. I’m not typically the type to get caught up in moments like this one, but today turned out to be a very emotional day for me.
Like so many around me, I tend to take a reactive, if not reflective approach to life. My whole life is basically a series of reactions to situations that might arise in my life at the time.
For some time now, I’ve been what many of “the faith” would call a back slider – one who was once a believer and follower of Christ who has chosen to deviate from the path of righteousness and salvation. Almost eight years have passed since I was an active member of the Church and I… Continue reading Contentment and Release
I used to walk my own way to school. Kicking at the stones and feeling strong. That was when the world seemed my own. Didn’t have to fear the unknown! Now my life is changing so much. I’m wondering if I’m losing my hold, Of things that seemed so real they bit. Now I’m so… Continue reading The bittersweet comfort of reminiscence…
So, for most of you, Dependency Injection sounds like something you would associate with drug addiction. I assure you, this is not the case at all. At least not the Dependency Injection I’m talking about.
So often we take things for granted. Many times the things we take for granted are exactly the things we need most. The big things, as it were. Too often we forget to take the time to appreciate the things we have. We forget to acknowledge the people that have helped us become who we… Continue reading Reasons to be grateful
It’s funny what you can learn when you actually pay attention, isn’t it. It turns out that for the last 10 years or so, I’ve not been the best programmer I could be. Now, I never had any grand illusions that I was the best there was. I know well and good there are many… Continue reading Design Patterns are pretty cool!
Yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of my marriage to Jennifer Lee Colwell. In fives years we have experienced many of the classic problems that come with marriage. Learning manage our personalities. Learning to manage our finances. Learning to respect each other and love each other, even when we want to kill each other. And yet,… Continue reading Five years of Marriage!
In today’s fast paced society, it’s so easy to get caught up and lose ourselves in all the humdrum of daily life. Everything is instant these days. Patience is a virtue few possess. It’s funny how certain things trigger thoughts and ideas, but I just recently had a “conversation” in the comments on one of… Continue reading Getting back to the basics
This morning I was going through my Facebook feed and came across a video shared by one of the girls on the volleyball squad I help coach. The video depicted a woman beating the hell out a screaming child, probably 6-8 months old, with a pillow, slapping it across the head and bouncing stuff off… Continue reading Some people just shouldn’t have children – EVER!