Tuesday, October 28, 2008

2008 Pancake Breakfast

If you like pancakes, the Ravenswood Fellowship United Methodist Church will be hosting their annual pancake breakfast. I will be flipping pancakes on our custom made griddle. I am including the information on how to get there if you like pancakes, or want to see me flip pancakes:

Saturday, November 1, 2008
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
$3.00 All you can eat!!!
Ravenswood Fellowship United Methodist Church
4511 N. Hermitage
Chicago, IL

I look forward to seeing you there.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Three Legged Stool

All relationships require balance and stability to be successful. Like any platform, a stool requires at least three legs to stand upright. I have found three key components that I believe are necessary for any relationship to work:

There has to be a reason for being in the relationship. You need to be interested in having the relationship as well as having interest in the other person.
There needs to be a dedication towards having the relationship work. Through commitment you are paying attention to the relationship and making the necessary adjustments to keep the relationship growing and strong.
You both have to have the other two components in order to fully balance the relationship. If you are interested in them and they are not, then it is unrequited. If they are committed to having the relationship and you could care less, then the relationship either becomes stagnant or falls apart.

With the presence of these three key components in place, a stable base is established which allows for a firm foundation for any relationship to be built.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Le` Moo

Last September, my wife and I went to Milwaukee and stopped at George Watts which is a specialty store that sells dishes silverware and other kitchen stuff. We saw a cute little milk pitcher in the shape of a cow that had some french saying on a card below it. After we saw the sign we started to speak with a high pitch French accent (much like a little kid) and kept saying silly things like: "Hello le` moo"… "le creuset", etc. for at least an hour after that. I secretly bought the pitcher and gave it to her for Christmas. Unfortunately, sometime this summer a plastic glass fell off of the dish rack and into the sink breaking the pitcher.

I was planning on getting a replacement for her for our anniversary, but did not have the time to check and see if the pitcher was on-line. Fortunately, my wife found the pitcher at Perennials and secretly bought me a replacement and gave it to me for my birthday. Now we can enjoy our coffee with our "little cow"!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Today on this date…

I was born. From what my mother told me, I was born on a beautiful fall Sunday morning at 7:30, so you can figure how old I am based on that.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Intangibles

Unlike the tangibles, the intangibles are something that are not perceived by the senses. Things like thoughts and feelings typically fall under this category because we can describe them, but they have no real reference that someone else can objectively observe.

I tend to think abstractly, so many of my ideas are intangible and very difficult to describe to others. This is a challenge, especially since the majority of the things we describe use tangible terms.

I try to bridge the gap by describing the intangibles using examples based on my experiences so that others can draw their own conclusions through the commonality of the experience itself. I do not insist that people fully understand the concepts and ideas that I present, but rather to ponder them and relate to them using their own understanding.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Tangibles

When we experience life, we typically describe it using terms that are easily understood. So often we use terms that are physical in nature and can be pointed out to others. Terms such as "tall", "bright", "smooth" are commonly used for describing a great number of things. I find these things to be the tangibles.

What makes something tangible? According to Merriam-Webster one definition of the word is "capable of being perceived" which to me means that it is observable and identifiable. Another definition is "substantially real" which means that it contains substance and is real to us.

I believe that the majority of what we describe to others is tangible because it is easily identified and shown as real.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

2008 Rummage Sale

The Ravenswood Fellowship United Methodist Church will be hosting their Rummage sale. There is a variety of items to get that range from clothes to furniture. I am including the information on how to get there if you like shopping:

Saturday, October 4, 2008
9 am -3 pm
Ravenswood Fellowship United Methodist Church
4511 N. Hermitage
Chicago, IL

I look forward to seeing you there.

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