December, 2010

  1. The BlackBox Case

    Back In The Day™ I went to college with a kid named Lance Atkins. We shared many interests, including eating spaghetti every other Wednesday night. We were also lab partners in Machine Design, “an introduction to the principles of mechanical design [where m]ethods for determining static, fatigue and surface failure are presented.”1 We had fun.…

  2. When It Snows, We Shut Down

    Five years of driving in Colorado winters is great preparation for times like this in Seattle: Last week1 Seattle got an amazing 2-5″ of snow. Unfortunately, while I can get around with such practice, my experience is unable to magically transport itself into others. Thus I am still stuck in a city that can’t clear…

  3. Prayer of Confession

    We’ve been praying this confession at church recently, and I’ve really liked it…perhaps because it’s so true in my life. So I pray this confession: You asked for my hands, that you might use them for your purpose. I gave them for a moment, then withdrew them, for the work was hard. You asked for…

  4. Seattle Half Marathon

    High on the tails of my successful sprint triathlon, I thought it might be a good idea to run a half marathon. I know what you’re thinking, “Andrew, you are crazy!” You would be correct. But I did it anyway. I didn’t actually want to run a half-marathon, but there weren’t any 10K runs that…