a measuring stick for my journey
Friday, November 28, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
It's been a week of catching up with old friends...cozy around kitchen tables, via RSVP cards, phone calls! With Thanksgiving creeping closer, my thoughts turn to one of my greatest blessings...friendships! Whether they span years, or are brand new created over a shared meal, I'm rich in friends.
Monday, November 24, 2008
I have provided my mother with a wish list since the time I could write...although I still struggle with the legibly part. I wish I had them all, to see the transformation from barbies, to leggings and neon socks, to the collected works of Poe. This year my list would be composed of the following:
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
...The geese are getting fat
Please put a penny in the old man's hat;
If you haven't got a penny, a ha' penny will do,
If you haven't got a ha' penny then God bless you!
I'm working on a database for a local charitable organization's Christmas gift drive. I'm equal parts heart-broken for the children who need so much, and heart-warmed by this community the pulls together to donate gifts during the holidays. I love that aspect of Christmas! The generosity and warmth and charitableness of people amazes me! It's my prayer tonight that this be our attitude year-round, not just during the holiday season. May our thoughts be for a fellow-man first, and ourselves second.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
More maps! This time focusing on the Douglas precincts. Again, more graphs. I worked with some labeling, the functionality on this tool does leave a lot to be desired. They do add more information which is interesting and adds depth but I'd like to see more labeling available.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Election day is here and gone. I feel a mixture of hope and excitement and worry. Change is always unsettling but very exciting all the same. The above maps are election results from Converse County. I played around with the chart symbology function as well as the chart tool for the first time. Both have limited functionality, but add an interesting dimension to the maps.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
I found the most amazing yoga group in Douglas. It's this crazy eclectic group of folks who meet Monday nights at a local church. We do yoga in the foyer, with the last light of day streaming through stained glass. It is the definition of serenity. Mostly made up of some of our matured population, I am completely humbled as these folks in their 80's flow through poses I struggle with. For $2.00 it is a Monday evening bargain break from an already hectic week.
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