• 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.

    Blank

    by  •  • LifeStuff • 0 Comments

    I ended up going to the UNM Continuing Education Building on University north of Indian School tonight after work to start a six-week class on writing. More specifically, on writing the scene- the basic building block of all novels, narratives, and dramas. The first class was informative. After a quick run through the syllabus...

    Read more →

    The Main One

    by  •  • LifeStuff • 0 Comments

    It’s Wednesday evening, about 9 PM, and as with every night, the excuses have stacked up over the last hour as to why I can’t seem to get anything done in my life. There are a few that pop up over and over again in my head: my eyesight is slipping some of late,...

    Read more →

    Wake Up

    by  •  • LifeStuff • 1 Comment

    news_img_f_1421272059

    It’s almost two weeks from now that that milestone weekend will be here. I think for my classmates, it may not be as big of a deal as it kind of feels to me, although when you look at it in terms of time and of numbers, it stands out. When you’ve been up...

    Read more →

    Seminary Memories

    by  •  • LifeStuff • 1 Comment

    View across the bay from the commons area in GGBTS' classroom building. Photo Credit: Alex Leung.

    I studied for a Masters degree at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, California, from 1991 to 1994. While there, I collected a range of memories that bubble up in my head from time to time. Here are a few of those. The whirr of windshield wipers as beads of water streak...

    Read more →

    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 →