Technology – Amazing

Technology has always been amazing to me. When I first started in education, the computers found in many classrooms was the Commodore PET. It was a tape-driven computer. You put in a cassette tape and seriously it would take up to 10-15 minutes to load a very simple math program. The program would then crash…

Missing What’s Right in Front of Us

We attended a Twins baseball game and a 10 year old-ish kid was sitting in front of me.  He “watched” almost the entire game on his phone.  He tracked the game on a Major League Baseball app that shows all kinds of information and stats about the game — that was right in front of…

Technology and How Things Have Changed!

Much of my life happens on my phone.  My calendar, email, contact list, my connections to social media, apps for weather, sports, and many other things held in my hand.  Think of technology and how things have changed. A number of years ago, we took a long family trip with our sons.   My youngest son…

Seeking Community

I believe we all seek community. Dad and mom talk about the community getting together during harvest time to help each other. When I was growing up, the church and school were pretty much the only game in town so much of what happened in our life, happened there. When our kids were involved in…

Mimeograph

It’s hard to believe in this age of digital creation, but the church bulletin used to be created with a mimeograph.  The original model dad used was a messy machine.  Ink was poured into a drum.  The bulletin was typed on a stencil and the stencil was laid on the drum.  Paper was inserted on…