The Puzzle’s Sooner Respite of Epic Magnitude

The following is a tale of epic proportions – the accounting of a brave couple for which they made the intentional decision to pack their 4-year-old and 7-year-old into a minivan and travel millions of miles (OK… hundreds… but it didn’t feel that way) to visit family in a mysterious land far, far away… Oklahoma.

It cannot be said for certain if this story is true or the creative ranting of a man trying to make sense of reality through the practice of fictitious storytelling, but perhaps you will find your own truth in the text that follows… the truth is out there…. (Fox, don’t sue me…)

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Being Away

Typin' a blog post

With coffee in hand, I type my latest blog post in the lobby of the hotel.

It’s Saturday, around 1pm, and I’m sitting in the lobby of a luxurious hotel in beautiful Orlando, just 15 minutes away from Disney World and listening to the corny elevator music permeating throughout the lobby. I’ve been here for the past 2 days attending a meeting for work. As I wait for the shuttle to the airport to head back home, I’m taking the opportunity to jot some thoughts down to post when I get back. (I don’t usually broadcast that I’m away from home for an extended period of time for fear of social media stalkers taking advantage of my absence from Kelli and girls.) (more…)

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Finding some normalcy

Well, the General Assembly is over and I took Friday off to deflate and have an extended weekend of rest. The event went well and — although stressful — I was proud to be a part of it.

Kelli and I had a small amount of time together the first day we arrived. We were able to arrive early so I could attend a pre-conference meeting and to help unload some things. Due to a misunderstanding between AM verses PM in scheduling, I actually had the evening free. Kelli and I walked around downtown Nashville and were able to settle into a good seat at BB Kings Place and listen to some great live blues. (more…)

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