The big 2–0


Today marks 20 years of marriage. Heather is an amazing woman, and God has blessed us to stay together this long! We have caused each other some pain — and shared much joy too. Life is tough, but it’s a wonderful thing to be able to share it intimately and in a long-term way with another.

I am thankful — both to Heather and to God.

ps Michael Hyatt has some great reflections on longevity here.


More conspicuous consumption


This $440,000 Porsche Carrera GT was parked on a basic residential street in Aspen. That’s yours truly standing next to it, taken by yours truly’s wife.

That was the very first one I had ever seen in real life. And it was just parked out where anyone could lean against it or scratch it or… Well, anyhow, I was amazed that the owner(s) had driven it to Aspen. I was further amazed that they had not parked it in a garage.

Fine art, for all to see.

Now I have to admit, if someone gave me one and even paid for the fuel and insurance, I would not be able to drive it. I’d be thinking all the time of how much that money could do in the developing world to improve lives — or save lives. But it would be fun to take it for a quick spin!

What conspicuous consumption have you seen in the last few weeks?