Sunday, May 27, 2007

Knee High

Ada's about knee high, but she doesn't stand on her own yet. I have certainly known her since she was "knee high to a grasshopper," though!

Turns out that "knee high by the Fourth of July" doesn't hold true any more. I get the impression that most farmers are pretty worried if their corn isn't knee high well before the Fourth of July.

Because I don't read nearly as much as I should, I thought this was a "knee high," too.

Is there a saying, though, for when you let your yard get so overgrown that it's nearly knee high? A few more days of rain/sun/rain/sun, and I'll be there!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Bold Commentary

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Quick Birthday Post

Thank you to everyone that made my birthday party this weekend so much fun -- namely my wife, but also all the guests and entertainment.

I was suspicious that there was going to be a surprise party. First, there was Cherry Coke in the house. I only know one person who drinks Cherry Coke, and I'd planned for only two couples to come over for my birthday, not including him -- no offense Scott, I was just planning a much smaller party. Second, my wife was insistent on getting me out of the house for a while. Very pushy about it. But those were the only clues.

I had no idea that there would by 50+ people at the party!! No clue that my parents would drive all the way from Wyoming (not just for my birthday since our 3-month-old was baptized this weekend, too)!! And never could have imagined that there'd be a CLOWN!?!

She was there for the kids. ;)

It was a blast. Thank you to everyone who helped out. And that you, especially, to my wife. The party was great and made me feel very loved.

Sunday, May 20, 2007


I don't remember learning the word "proxy" until learned about "proxy servers." OK, that sits between you and the Internet so that it can filter out undesirable websites, perhaps improve performance by caching, whatever... Only later did I start thinking about what the word means in the context of regular people:
  1. An agent or substitute authorized to act for another person.
I think the first place I heard about "proxy" outside of computer science land was the idea of having a proxy vote a shareholder issue on your behalf. Which reminds me just how much my wife really dislikes when computer science takes an existing word and uses it for something in their field that's only slightly related.

I'm involved in a controversy that is clearly (and merely only) a proxy for a totally different situation. The idea being that there's really some other huge issue, but hiding behind something concrete is an interesting one. Rather than let an other idea proxy for you, why not speak you mind?

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Lead Like Jesus - Prologue

I'm sure that someday I'll have something more intelligent to say about this book. I'm not done with it, yet, but I've certainly found a lot of good information in it. I went to the bookstore looking from a new management / leadership book by some well known inspiration writers. "Lead Like Jesus" has a title that really pops off the shelf next to all the others. The well known author, Ken Blanchard, has a strong record of management/leadership books that come before this one. So, he comes with some human authority on the idea of successful leadership styles.

I've only read the first third of the book. I'll keep posting more as I read, but the book comes highly recommended so far. It's fun to try to mix parts of your life that often feel otherwise isolated: work and church being a prime example for me (thought not some people, of coures).

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Blogging with Older Kids

I wonder what it will be like in 10 or 15 years when Ellie and Ada are old enough to read and potentially care about what their Mom and I blog about. Think we'll still be blogging in 15 years??!? Wild to think about, but it just occurred to me.