Inspired by Derek Sivers, this page includes a sample of what I’m thinking about and working on right now. Last updated Jul 14, 2019.
It has been a tough first half of 2019. My wife and I have both experienced significant health issues (hitting the health plan deductible this year). While my wife seems to be in the clear (D.V.), I am still in the midst of some struggles that seem to keep coming back ever since a long bought of the flu and bronchitis in February.
Though I’m usually praying quite a bit, those prayers are even more frequent and fervent these days. I count John Baillie’s A Diary of Private Prayer among my most prized possessions.
I’ve been reading through Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants, the first book in the Century Trilogy. I always love the way Follett combines history with character driven storylines and I must admit to learning much I didn’t know about WWI. Interestingly enough, my son, who is a WWI buff, knows most of what I have learned. The demands that Austria made of Serbia before the war? He already knew those.
I’ve been training in more cloud technologies, as of late. Though I got an AWS certification last year, I have been focusing recently on MS Azure. There are so many similarities, but I’ve really been impressed with the way Azure has improved over the years I’ve been using it.
We’re baking in the summer heat here in N.C. When I’m up to it, the pool offers some respite. The water is so warm now as to sometimes make it feel like you’re bathing, but it’s still refreshing.