• About Bruce

    A web programmer by day, I somehow still spend a lot of time thinking about relationships, God, and the significance of grace and love in daily events. I am old school in the sense that I believe in the reality of sin, and in the need of each human heart for deliverance to the Divine. I am one of those who believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that you can find most answers to life's pressing issues in Him and His Word, the Bible. I ain't perfect, and a lot of the time I ain't good, but by God's grace and kindness, I am forgiven and free.

    Blotchy Foot

    by  •  • LifeStuff • 0 Comments

    As part of my week of medical wackiness, I went in to TriCore yesterday to get blood work done to see if we could get any insight into my blotchy foot. Last week, before my back decided to give up on me, I came home from work and took off my socks one night,...

    Read more →

    Dog Headed Day

    by  •  • LifeStuff • 0 Comments

    Tonight, I was home after 8 and there wasn’t a Cubs ballgame on for me to watch. It was just house and clutter and two limp cats trying to ignore the heat. I went to the doctor this morning to get an opinion on a chain of blotchy red spots ringing my ankle and...

    Read more →

    Wheeler

    by  •  • LifeStuff • 0 Comments

    Every so often I find myself thinking about Claude Wheeler in Willa Cather’s novel, “One of Ours”. It happens mostly when my life seems to hit another prolonged lull, or plows full on into a series of roadblocks and whatever momentum I thought I had going is stamped out cold. I go back to...

    Read more →

    Craning

    by  •  • LifeStuff • 0 Comments

    I wish I knew why I am always looking back. It’s like I am constantly trying to find answers for things that happened back then, as if those answers would change something in my life now. Not that having those answers would change anything. I guess many people are like this. Maybe that is...

    Read more →

    Lest I Forget: “The Abolitionists”

    by  •  • LifeStuff • 0 Comments

    Tim+Ballard+Abolitionists+Movie

    On Monday, my old friend Chris and I took an opportunity to go see a movie together. It’s rare we get to do that, mostly because he’s a busy guy with work and with lots of family activities. But for this occasion, we both wanted to get to this film. since, to us, It...

    Read more →

    The Courage to Create

    by  •  • LifeStuff • 0 Comments

    The truth is, if you want to write, like in any other great venture in life, you have to take some risks. True, you aren’t high-wire walking over a 150 foot canyon. You aren’t riding your motorcycle in that metal sphere with two other bikers circling in the same tiny space. You aren’t letting...

    Read more →

    Why I Love Baseball (Two): The Cubs

    by  •  • LifeStuff • 0 Comments

    17204629728_c68b09be10_k

    It was during summer in ’98, even before I picked up my somewhat ordered life and threw it 1300 miles east at that huge Midwestern metropolis, that I had started to pay attention to them. Maybe it was because they were often on WGN, filling afternoon and evening time slots on the national cable...

    Read more →

    Why I Love Baseball (One)

    by  •  • LifeStuff • 0 Comments

    photo (1)

    It’s not because I am a great athlete that I caught the bug. Or maybe it is because I’m not a great athlete that I did. I don’t know. And it’s not that it’s been this lifelong passion. There were probably 15 to 20 years that I didn’t think about it at all, between...

    Read more →

    Camping at Tajique

    by  •  • LifeStuff • 1 Comment

    IMG_7348

    This weekend I wanted to celebrate the arrival of spring with a night out camping somewhere, so on Saturday afternoon I consulted my little New Mexico campgrounds book for locales near Albuquerque. One chapter focused on campgrounds east and southeast of Albuquerque- locations within an hour of the city, behind the Manzanos. Among the...

    Read more →