02/08/2020 Slow but Steady Progress

Posted by on Feb 8, 2020 in Uncategorized

Discovering toys buried in the closet, box by box.


Life is hard, often harder than we expect. This is not a bad thing, but it’s the way it is. It’s good for human beings to acknowledge that. Our best laid plans are laid to waste, and sometimes circumstances work in our favor in ways we do not expect. Fortune and failure seem to have an ab and flow, and success is not the result of having ongoing fortune but rather, the ability to turn the failures into valuable experiences and continue to move in the direction one wants.

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Be Prepared for Inconvenience

Posted by on Feb 3, 2020 in Uncategorized

Unexpected time at the mechanic

Life is full of surprises. Sometimes they are not convenient; that does not mean, however, that they are “bad”. Inconvenience can create opportunity. I had one such experience today, and I felt it worthwhile to share.

I went to the mechanic for an oil change that should have taken less than 90 minutes. While waiting, I was informed that I had a broken caliper on the driver’s side, and it was leaking break fluid, he took me to the garage and showed it to me.

This was not convenient.

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Structural Integrity , a Duplo Story

Posted by on Jan 16, 2020 in Uncategorized


Last night, I was stacking Duplo blocks with my son. He’s three now and will turn four in May. As I was interlocking blocks of various size to form a U-shaped wall, he was stacking 2×2 bricks several dozen high, and his towers kept on collapsing.

After a few tumbled, he asked, “Daddy, why does it keep falling down?”

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Star Wars : The Rise of Skywalker : Review

Posted by on Dec 20, 2019 in Uncategorized

Looking for answers…

Spoiler free:
Full disclosure: I was wholly aware of the script leaks via YouTube and had an idea of the whole plot of nearly the entire film—nearly sequence for sequence—prior to entering the theatre; therefore, I did NOT get the emotional rollercoaster intended, which affected my overall experience. 

I enjoyed my time mostly while watching this movie, which is more than I can say for other first viewings of Disney StarWars movies…

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Prophets…And Monkeys

Posted by on Nov 19, 2019 in Uncategorized

Lots of great #toytimetogether this past weekend.

First, I introduced my son to the #talesofglory toy line composed of cartoonish static figures from well-known #Bible stories. We had an excellent time discussing #Jonah , who tried to run away from God but then he made a good choice and did what God asked him to do. I love speaking to my son about our relationship to God. It’s one of my favorite things.

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