Yippy, Skippy: we’re a go! I’ve finally taken the time to set up my blog and gallery and integrate the two! No promises on frequency, but I will try to maintain a regular schedule of at least one post per month.
Only one post per month?!? Well, here’s how I see it: it’s far more than what I have done on my externally hosted blogs and well, it is my blog! Of course, there’s nothing limiting me to only one post per month (but I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you!)
So… why maintain my blog on my own site, you ask? For much the same reasons as expressed in this immortal quote:
I’m doing this because I enjoy it. Not to mention the most important reason for climbing a mountain… Because it’s there.
(Five free brownie points to those who can cite the source!)
Yes, folks, there’s but one good reason for anyone to maintain a blog. Ponder that for a while as you consider the momentous occasion that this event represents!
One of the aspects that I most enjoy about Hollow Rock each year is serving in the youth program. While the spiritual growth that comes from meditating on the Word and being reminded of the basic doctrines and their applications and is real and important, the greatest source for me of growth and renewal comes from the opportunity to serve others. Spending time with the teens, staff and other campers is great, but even more so when I get the privilege of serving them and meeting their needs.
Continue reading The End Is Here (Alone, but not lonely?)
It’s too early in the morning. Rather, it’s too late in the day but another is here and it’s not going away. I’ve been working on a project all night and I just got my second wind about 30 minutes ago. When I hit an impasse and my brain tries to quit (::stop that, it’s only half-time!::), it’s all I can do to keep my tongue in check. I’ve run this test to death and still can’t quite seem to get all of the bugs out. Arrggghhhh!!!!!
Oh well. Everything’s okay. It will all turn out fine. At least, I keep reminding myself that God is faithful and strengthens us. I sure need it now.
Only two more days until camp meeting. I can hardly wait. However, I learned a long time ago that the few days before an “event” are no less important than those at the event. I need to remember to take it slow and not rush. I’ll be able to enjoy camp more that way.
I just pray that there are no last minute surprises at the meeting this morning. Those usually mean more work and that’s the last thing I need two days before camp!
Btw, you are more than welcome to join us!
As a result of a discussion on this matter, I googled the phrase “is Santa real“, and in response to what I found, I have written the following. Please comment freely as you will.
Continue reading Concerning Santa Claus . . .
I accepted an employment offer for Quality Assurance Analyst (a.k.a. software tester) with Vertex Computer Systems. Yea!
This requires relocating to Twinsburg, Ohio (yeah, that place where they have the annual twins festival), which means that I have to pack. Ugh!
I hate packing!!!
Any volunteers to come over and help?
A lot has changed in the last year! Instead of writing a series of novellas, here is the (semi-)short version.
Continue reading A lot can happen in a year!
Most of you did not know him, but a co-worker of mine, Bryan E. Ingram, recently passed away.
I have put up a small tribute to him on my web site.
A Tribute to a Friend
Please help me honor him by visiting this page.
Also, a friend of mine wrote about this in his blog… A visit there wouldn’t hurt, either.
“Goodbye, Ol’ Grumpy. You’ll be missed!”
Someone wanted me to see her MySpace profile and view her pics. Okay, n/p, let’s look. Right?
Well, in order to do so, MySpace tells me that I need to have an account (inasmuch as her account is set to “private”). Grrr….
I asked her to set her account to public for a few so that I could see it. “No dice. And you did say that you would look at it…. ;)”
Now, I already have a web site. Nothing fancy, just a place on the web to call my own. So why do I need a MySpace account? Puh-leeze!
But, if I want to view her profile, I need to sign up. And I did say that I would look at it…. By the way, did I mention that she has been pestering me to get an account for some time? (Me thinks I have been scammed into getting an account; note that this is not the look of pleasure that you see on my face right now….)
Oh, well. So I got the account.
And since I was at it, I went ahead and got a LiveJournal account too. Arrggghhhh!!!!! Just to please a woman!
(Oh, and that’s most definitely not to imply that anything could ever come of this!)
Then why this entry? ‘Cause I don’t want anyone to think that I’ve gone and dropped off the face of the earth! 😉
(You should at least try to look like that might sadden you.)
I’m still waiting for the word that my database is setup. Other than that, I won’t be adding new content until then.
“What new content,” you may ask? “I didn’t even know that there was even any old content!”
It’s there. You only know of it if I specifically told you of it. Most of it comes and goes before a folder surfer could attempt to grab it. However, if you look hard enough and know something about me or my friends and acquaintances, you should be able to find some surprises….
Anyway, drop a line! I’d like to know how many people are actually coming by. I don’t have any tracking or logging set up yet, so you’ll have to help me out on this one.
Hello, and welcome to my online world!
This journal will serve as my regular communication outlet to all who come my way via the web. (Isn’t that what a journal is for, anyway?)
(In contrast, the forums that I will be hosting and the (more or less) static web pages that I will have available will cater to a set of very specific and limited audiences. You may or may not find anything of personal interest there.)
As I begin unlocking my site, note that this is only a dry run, so not everything is up and running or running as it should be. I haven’t even prepared my forums yet; I’m waiting on my database to be setup by my host. However, don’t expect anything to necessarily remain either as it is or even at all. I may scrap anything and or everything all together. I also will be rolling out a PHP-Nuke content management system down the road as the content expands to the point that it becomes useful and necessary.
This site won’t open “officially” for several more weeks, at the earliest. Until then, feel free to look around and see what you can find. Actually, I welcome it! By using my site during this interim period, you have the honor of serving as one of my beta testers. Also, feel free to test my security, within the limits of common courtesy. All that I ask is that you DO NO DAMAGE! There is an old adage that I like to recall: “Locks are meant to keep honest people out.” If you end up someplace where things seem unusual or out of place, consider that your hint that you probably aren’t meant to be there. Remember, you wouldn’t even be here if it weren’t for my invitation (or that of someone else who happens to know me, for that matter…). It’s on your honor that you will respect this privilege.
Just as a word of thanks, I want to mention that this site is being hosted by Mac (a friend of mine) on his own personal account. Thank you, Mac! You can visit his web site at http://www.educedvoid.com.