New Blog Address

In an effort to centralize all of my online life (like that’s really possible) I’m moving this blog to http://mtwhite.net/blog. Please update your readers and blog aggregators.

Happy 2010!

Great blog post about keeping kids safe from the uglier side of the internet, including tips anyone can implement. Take a minute or two and read, it’s worth the time.

Where You Go I’ll Go

Too funny not to link to this …click on the picture to read the whole [clean] story. 

The master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his work and his play, his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he is always doing both.” –Michael Scott Karpovich

I could not say it better than my friend Mike Gold did in his latest post. I think we all echo those last words…

The NoticerI’ve just finished reading “The Noticer” by Andy Andrews (Thomas Nelson, 2009) and I am finding words almost inadequate to describe this book. I read where Nancy Lopez (LPGA Hall of Fame golfer) had said “This is the best book I have ever read in my life”. I’m not much for hyperbole, but I believe she just might be right. I read quite a few books in a year’s time and I am completely ready for the fact that this will be the best one I read for MANY years to come.

The story revolves around “Jones”, an elusive character who shows up in people’s lives just at the point when he is needed the most. The narrative takes place in the coastal town of Orange Beach, AL where Jones tackles the big picture questions of life. His mantra of “all you need is a little perspective” is just the nudge his somewhat confused friends need. He seems to fade away between sightings, then appears with his worn suitcase to aid couples, youths and the elderly. His advice is simple yet powerful.

Mr. Andrews conveys a feeling that is hard to describe but very comforting at the same time. I found myself reading slower than normal for two reasons. I did not want the book to end and I wanted to wring every bit of wisdom and nuance from the situations in which the characters found themselves. Join me in making a promise to find and read every book by this wonderful author.


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