Life Abroad

January 20th, 2012

Well, I’ve been out of the country since the 7th of July.  Israel for 3 1/2 months then Ireland since.  I have been home, of course, many times during those months but they are short and infrequent.

My better half is having serious health issues and my time away needs to come to an end.  At least for a few months.  I am looking at employment opportunities locally in the same industry.  Namely AMHS (automated material handling systems) inside Intel cleanrooms.  Since a lot of the work I do involves construction coordinating, I am looking into that as a possibility.  The prospects are very good.

As usual, I don’t update this often enough.  I have lots of cool stories and wonderful new friends in both Ireland and Israel.  One day I will spend the time to share some of them here.

Your patience is appreciated…


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Wow, Changes!

May 17th, 2011

Since the last time I was here, I have started a new career, been staying in Portland, OR.  I have been working at Intel inside the clean room.  Bunny suits, safety more stringent than any nuclear power plant I have ever heard of.  Mainly, more responsibility than I have ever had before.  Pretty fun and great times working.  I am the night shift foreman. My shift is from 4 PM to 2 AM. I have a great group of people I work with. I am a very lucky man!

I have also been asked to go to Israel the end of the summer.  I am applying for a passport and it looks like I will be going towards the end of summer.

I will write more as my wonderful life unfolds.


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New Digs Fresh Start

November 14th, 2010

Just set up a new office in the new house.  I am thrilled to run a speedtest on the cable service and get over 20 mg down and 5 up!  Kelli is in her office next door and is up and running for a few days now.  Seems stable. No drops.  I will keep you posted.  From a home where we fought Cox for the whole 5 1/2 years, this could be REAL GOOD!

Ok, started this 3 nights ago.  Seems like much longer.  I have been working from dawn til dusk for weeks now.  I had to go to Oakland just to get nights off!  Meanwhile, Kelli has been hard at it for as long with no breaks.  I need to figure out some way to give her a mini vacation.  Any ideas would be appreciated.

In the meantime, lots more to do to get this place dialed in.  Our bedroom, and both offices have concrete floors and the master bath is plumbing sticking out of the wall.  Nice because its a fresh palette.

Well, off to do a closet shelf for Hannah.  Have a great Sunday everyone!


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Working Hard Now For A Great Future.

October 23rd, 2010

We have been focused on getting our new home ready to move into.  It is in a fantastic neighborhood and is a lovely house.  Needs work is an understatement.  Plenty of things to get done before we can live easily and comfortably.  Safety is also an issue with a pool that wont hold water, and is a deep hole in the ground, easy for Hannah to fall into and get hurt.  Even the bougainvillea was a giant that needed cutting down and now there are thorny branches all over the yard that will probably take weeks to get all cleaned up.  The yard will have to wait until we are living in the home and have the inside pretty much completed.  I can foresee a long time before the work is really done, however it will (and has been) a labor of love.  This is a home worth the effort because it will be somewhere Kelli and I can raise Hannah and do our businesses in comfort and style.  Why is November 1st coming so quickly?  Seems like it was a month away only yesterday…


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Depression and Meditation

September 30th, 2010

From personal experience I have undergone changes in my thinking in both depression and meditation..  I recognized that the agony of mental change through depression led me to a new understanding about myself, life, my place in it, etc.  After learning to meditate in ‘89 I realized that it is a much less painful way to the same new insights and understandings.  Not only less painful, but WAY faster!  I have also had the privilege of observing the same phenomenon in others.   Helping them go from depression to meditation and a sense of peace was truly a gift.  I am very excited about giving this blessing to as many people as I can!

I am actively asking your help.  I implore you to repost, link, status updates and/or tweet this to everyone you know in the hope that someone undergoing inner conflict, turmoil or depression may find this and be helped.  Let’s make the world a happier place together!

Thanks :-)


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