God’s magic chain of events

20160719 Magic doesn’t simply go poof. It’s a chain of events mysteriously linked together and leading to a surprise outcome that tests believability. Recently I was amazed to find myself a link in just such a chain. And though it came and went almost unnoticed, for one life it was magic. Link one (or atContinue reading “God’s magic chain of events”

Let’s play 20 Questions – about Lyle Clapper!

20060424 Since surprising me on my 50th birthday, Marie has successfully made me feel like a king every five years – without fail. On my 65th she had everyone at the gathering play a game. Here it is . . . along with my answers: Celebrity Status 1. Lyle emceed an auction which raised overContinue reading “Let’s play 20 Questions – about Lyle Clapper!”

Cookies aren’t what they used to be.

Ever wonder how web developers coined the term cookies? Nearly 40 years ago, as Marie and I were expecting our first child together, we were enjoying a family dinner with hers and my children. In a rare moment of family unity, they shared curiosity about what this new baby would be like. What would heContinue reading “Cookies aren’t what they used to be.”

Don’t give in to the brat.

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain on October 1, 2016 Last night at Old Forge Camping Resort I vowed to hike the nature trail in the morning. This morning as the sun came up there was no part of me that wanted to leave the warm sheets and soft pillow. But I did. A lesson in theContinue reading “Don’t give in to the brat.”

Thanks to all the angels in the world

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain on August 28, 2016 You may or may not believe in angels. As a child I did. Of course as an adult I knew better. But now I’m not so sure. Today I was headed for Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia. If the beauty of the park comparedContinue reading “Thanks to all the angels in the world”

If you’re serious about getting it right . . .

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain.com on October 27, 2014 To consistently achieve excellent results, test your work or process in a way as completely different from the original thinking as possible – ideally with no two points in common other than the beginning and the outcome. When we check our work by reviewing it the sameContinue reading “If you’re serious about getting it right . . .”

The Oak Ridge Boys

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain.com on October 24, 2014 Traveling alone as I do sometimes has advantages. Like when you want a last minute ticket to a show there’s often one available in the center of the fourth row. Woohoo!  In only a couple hours the Oak Ridge Boys made me feel like we were friendsContinue reading “The Oak Ridge Boys”

Is stubbornness a bad thing?

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain.com on October 22, 2014 One of the features I dreamed of in GrandpaLyle’s Ark was truly modern technology. All of my iGadgets talking to each other and displaying on a flat-screen TV with surround sound and a power sub-woofer. Cool, eh? All it would take was a trip to the toyContinue reading “Is stubbornness a bad thing?”