Monthly Archives: September 2008

Youth Participation

A couple Sundays ago, our church used a lot of its youth to assist in the morning services. Here are the youngsters listening as the Father prepares to give the Sacraments.


The church I attend is a neighborhood Catholic church. All of the service is in Spanish. I am not a Catholic, but I really don’t think one needs to attend a particular church to be heard. I guess I could try to seek out an English speaking service, but I have chosen not to.

I always enjoy the services. While I don’t understand 100% of the service, I understand enough. I particularly enjoy it when the church has baptisms or youth participation. I think a community that takes the time to try to guide their children in the right direction is a good community.

Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

Local Car Break-in

When my neighbor was leaving to go to church yesterday, she found that her car had been broken into. She had heard its alarm beep a couple of times at night, but it never went off. She had looked at the car, but she couldn’t see anyone. A lot of times cats can do this.

This is the typical way they enter cars. The following photo is from the right rear door. That door has a fixed window to the rear and a window that goes up and down. They broke the fixed window and then reached in and rolled down the window. Then they rolled down the front window.
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Simple walks with my father or mother on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

Let Me Tell You About A Friend Of Mine

I am sure that all of us have memories of people, who have crossed our paths, during this life journey we have. Many of them leave their mark on us and our lives will never be the same because of it. Some affect us negatively. Others are pure positive inspiration.

Sometimes it is just a smile you remember, but the memory of that smile still sends chills down your spine. Some times it is the strength that you witness during times of stress. Sometimes it is seeing how they treat all people with kindness, no matter how difficult some people can be.

Sometimes it is because you meet a person that the the word “can’t” just does not apply. It may be because they are an artist and can paint. It may be because they have the ability to listen to another person’s problems and after listening, that person walks away feeling better.

Joe Rowe is one of those people in my life. I don’t remember when I first met him. I went to work for EDS in 1970 and worked there until I retired in 1999. I must have met Joe around 1971 or 1972. My whole career with EDS was affected by knowing this individual.

Joe was not an average person. I doubt that anyone ever met him that did not walk away without saying, “WOW”. No telling how many people Joe has inspired. Continue reading Let Me Tell You About A Friend Of Mine

No matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

Unlocking Cell Phones In David

I have been helping a person that is moving to David from Texas. One of the things she needed to do was to get her cell phone re-chipped so that it would work on a Panama network. When we went to the Movistar, we learned that she had a “locked” cell phone. I asked if there was a place to take it to get it unlocked and was directed to the store in the following photo.

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