Posted on Monday, March 18, 2013
in Emotional, Financial, Relational, Social, Values
Back to the door
Laptop on the table
Earphones in my ears
If I sit in this coffee shop for more than an hour I’ll watch people come and go.
– Maybe I’ll smile at them
– Maybe I’ll nod a hello
Usually we’re silent strangers.
A couple of minutes ago two guys sat at the table behind me.
I knew that they were there three feet away.
I barely even looked their way.
It’s an interesting bubble of space: being close to strangers.
My music stopped
I heard my neighbors talking
They’re planning the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
Last year I introduced you to my hero, June Oulund. Today I’d like to introduce you to two more of my heroes.
We spent the weekend with my college roommate Gerry Andersen and his wife Julie. Though we haven’t seen each other for almost twenty years, it’s like our relationship was on pause and we took up the conversation instantly.
Where Have They Been?
Gerry and Julie live in a small village in the mountains of Mexico with people who have never had their language in written form.
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012
in Emotional, Financial, How To, Values
While we were in Hawaii Amy and I bought some cool souvenirs for her, my daughter Shannon, my son Josh and my son’s girlfriend Tay.
One day Amy asked, “Don’t you want any souvenirs?” Then, before I could answer Amy answered her own question, “Oh, yeah, food is your souvenir!” Unfortunately, based on the size of my waistline, I may have those souvenirs for a while.
Truth be told, I did come home with souvenirs. I brought home five different blends of different Hawaiian coffees from three different plantations.
On Oahu we tasted our favorite coffee was the Dole Plantation’s Waialua Coffee.