Neighborly confrontation

I had a run-in yesterday with the neighbor formerly known as “motorcycle guy.” I had just gotten back from a customer’s office when I get a knock on the door. It’s “motorcycle guy” saying “Can we talk a minute? I know you’ve got a problem with me.” About a year ago I had gotten in his face about him riding his motorcycle (a dirt bike) on the Continue reading Neighborly confrontation

Selling insurance

I got a call today about a job with American Income. They said they found my résumé on Careerbuilder. When I get emails like that, I instantly recognize them and mark them as spam and block them from sending any more. But getting a phone call is apparently more effective on me.

I agreed to an interview (because she never ment Continue reading Selling insurance

Our Russian adoption story

With the recent headline news about the Russian adoption that went very very wrong, I have been asked by many friends and family about my opinion of the situation. I’ve not been able to really articulate my feelings about it, but I do have a strong opinion. I think the best way to answer the questions and give my perspective is to tell our story. S Continue reading Our Russian adoption story

Snake!

Almost stepped on a snake as Elizabeth and I came out of the creek. Yes, we were in the creek. Anyway, I yelled, “Aaaa” when he slithered past me toward Elizabeth and into the water.

Elizabeth wanted to get a better look at him as he lay there half in the water, half out. It was only three feet long, but I didn’t know if it was poisono Continue reading Snake!