28. September 2011 12:16
I went to my first conference with a group of REMC / Electric Co-Op's from around the country last week. We were a "vendor" at the meeting so had the chance to set up a little table, meet some other vendors serving this industry, and talk to a wide variety of people from the REMC industry. I learned a number of things, and wanted to get them down here before I lose this sheet of paper. I may come back to this and embellish it later, but these are key things that I can do better at (or keep doing) the next time we go to a conference of any sort. Most of these are in the order of their occurance, or just randomly inserted because I remembered them.
It was a good idea to come as early as we did. We had our choice of tables, and also had easily access to electricity. Some other vendors that came later did not have any access to electric.
There was a wide variety of booth styles. Some people had 8 foot tall setups with great marketing slogans and images, others had a table full of too... [More]
14. September 2011 14:31
The past year has been quite a journey for me, and I expect that the trip is nowhere near over. As I read the book of Ecclesiastes recently, I was reminded again about how even the wisest man who ever lived had to walk a path full of "wrong turns" in order to get to the destination. Solomon tested knowledge, pleasure, power, and a host of other sources for the meaningful life that his heart ached for, but in the end, here's what he comes to:
Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind. (Ecclesiastes 12)
I believe that. Wholeheartedly. The search for "life" ends in God. There is nothing else that will fulfil, noone else who can validate us (me) to a place where it's all "worthwhile."
I've also come to understand my role in this life. Well, that may be a bit bold. Certainly, ... [More]