Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sunrise this morning

The sky lit up at sunrise this morning, like the painted rocks of the west.

Monday, January 28, 2008

OMG, ThinkGeek Really Rocks!

I've been a long-time fan and customer of thinkgeek.com . . .
They reward purchases with geek points.
I accumulated 2,725 points and was waiting for the right time to redeem my points.
Imagine my surprise when I logged in today (to buy a Valentine's Day gift, no less) and found that ALL my points expired on 12.28.07?!

Now I see the fine print, but who knew? And to not even send me an email reminder that my points were expiring?! Unconscionable.

BUT . . .
Thanks to the wonderful understanding staff at Think Geek, especially Rosslynn H and Rob P, my points have been reinstated. And Rob assured me they are working on an automated process to warn folks when their points are about to expire.

Hey, if it was just a few points, no big deal. But 2,750 can get you some good stuff. Time to do my Valentines Day shopping!

Check out Think Geek at thinkgeek.com

* Expiration date noted is 36 months from date Geek Points were accrued. Geek Points shall be subject to expiration after thirteen (13) consecutive months without purchases on your ThinkGeek account or at thirty-six (36) months after the date Geek Points were accrued, whichever comes first.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Wind

Some people have haunting eyes,
and like a fool,
it drives me to know of their lives.
It drives me like the wind.
Open the door, let me in.

Like the wind,
I touch without touching,
love without loving,
give without giving.

And then,
I am gone.

Cold Air, Warm Sun

The day dawns, cold, arctic.
The clouds break, the sun shines,
warming all it touches,
melting snow.

February in the Adirondacks . . .
cold air, warm sun.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Circle of Friends

One good reason for maintaining a small circle of friends is that 3 out of 4 murders are committed by people who knew the victim.
• George Carlin

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Shoot the Messenger

That is the one thing I really hate about being a consultant. People tend to shoot the messenger. Some guy is overweight and he goes to the doctor. The doctor says "You are fat. You need to diet and exercise." Most people just go on with life as usual, maybe muttering about their useless doctor.

Clients come to me and say "My lake is a cesspool. What's wrong? Fix it." So I tell them THEY are the problem, the 250 septic systems and acres of lawn fertilizers that run off into the lake. Well, that requires more than a lot of money - it requires a behavioral change, too.
Suddenly you are a pleb instead of an expert.
"Um, we need a second opinion." "YOU'RE FIRED!"

Being a Christian disciple is the only undertaking where persecution is considered a sign that you are doing your job right. It is right there in the job description!

Friday, January 11, 2008


Peace is a warm puppy asleep on your lap.


The difference between success & sloth is putting the idea into action.