When my eldest niece was a wee lass, she didn’t want to eat the fruit her mom cut for her. My sister-in-law was getting exasperated at the shrinking list of food the young miss would eat. But Auntie Mary had some skills. I asked my niece if she knew that there was a star hiding […]
If I’m right and truly spun out, deep breaths aren’t so deep, and sleep won’t come. In those moments, being present means the undistracted quiet of prayer.
Eventually you need to take a hard look at the reality of your situation and either decide that you are OK with the mess you made, or make plans and take steps to make it better.
Joseph chose faith over fear. He became a father to a child that wasn’t his, he protected his family from those who wished them poor fortune at best, and death at worst. That sounds like a pretty great mentor to me.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, friends! There’s a serenity prayer that most people know in one form or another: Give us courage to change what must be altered, serenity to accept what cannot be helped, and the insight to know the one from the other (Reinhold Niebuhr). Sometimes things that must be altered are so big […]
We’re evaluating a new piece of software at $dayJob right now. A few colleagues and I got pulled into the “whatcha think?” effort yesterday, and it was frustrating. We didn’t have any training and there was a short window to poke around and then provide our thoughts. We felt the weight of providing good, helpful […]
A few weeks back, I was talking to a friend who was starting a new job. I mentioned that I could hardly believe that I’ve been at the same job for almost 7 years. We talked about how important it is to find joy in your vocation and to genuinely like what you are doing. […]
Happy Pi Day, friends! If this was a Going-to-work kind of work situation these days, my office would have brought in 40(ish) pies from Shakespeare Pies so that all the nerds could celebrate as nerds do. And everybody likes pie, amirite? Except it’s not a going-in-to-work kind of work situation these days. So I stayed […]
I’ve been thinking about what happens around me that I don’t notice until something overt makes me take notice.
On Thursdays, I drive my gentleman associate to work so that I can go swimming. As soon as we pull into the yard at his work, I switch the radio channel from the morning show he usually listens to on his drive to the CBC. I don’t listen to the CBC very often anymore, since […]