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 Monday, 27 February 2006
Monday, 27 February 2006 22:19:13 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )

...if this movement actually took off. Then Christianity could actually become a force for good in the world!

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 Tuesday, 21 February 2006
Tuesday, 21 February 2006 17:28:51 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
Observations from down under
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 Saturday, 18 February 2006
Saturday, 18 February 2006 11:02:25 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )

My Grandmother's funeral was yesterday. It was sunny, but the absolute temperature was -11F, with a wind chill around -30F, so the part at the cemetary itself was very short and to the point. The pastor did a very nice job with the service and I thought everything went very well.

My Mom is slowly improving. The doctor said that it took weeks for her to get to the position she's in, and it will take a long time to get her kidney function back to where it should be. But yesterday and today both showed slight improvement, so there's good confidence that she'll recover just fine.

My wife's Grandfather is doing very well. The surgery appears to have fixed the problem, as he can stand and walk around without dizziness now. He lost a lot of muscle from being forced to sit idle for weeks, but at least now he can move and be active again.

So, with all this generally positive news I'm off to speak at a conference in Sydney. I'll leave the bright sunny, but bitter cold, Minnesota for the late-summer climate down under for a few days. Hopefully things will continue to improve while I'm gone.

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 Thursday, 16 February 2006
Thursday, 16 February 2006 19:35:16 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )

...but it really, really seems to pour.

First my wife's Grandfather gets dizzy when he stands for more than a minute or two. The doctors don't know why for a long time, eventually determining that he has a tumor and they remove it. But this takes weeks!

Then my Grandmother has a mild heart attack between Christmas and New Years. The dye they use to diagnose the heart issue shuts down her kidneys. About 5 weeks later she passed away - the funeral is tomorrow.

Today my Dad calls to let me know that my Mom is in the hospital because her kidneys have shut down. The doctors don't know why, and are running tests to figure it out. I talked to her on the phone and she sounds pretty weak.

Through all this I'm trying to concurrently write two editions of a book, prep for various conferences and handle various other work issues.

I know, I'm whining - but it just seems like the universe has decided to really pile it on this time... Just a couple days of dry weather would be seriously welcome about now.

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 Wednesday, 15 February 2006
Wednesday, 15 February 2006 16:50:27 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
Yes, I know, I make my living off computers - but I STILL hate hardware...
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 Friday, 03 February 2006
Friday, 03 February 2006 17:34:22 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
Whether this kid is nuts or not, he should have known better than to submit inappropriate content for a school essay.
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