Monday, March 10, 2008

John Scalzi

I'm sure most of you J-landers remember John Scalzi.  He was so helpful with any journal problems we might have been having.  Perhaps some of you read his non-AOL blog; but if not, I'd like to suggest that you read the entry he made today.  Perhaps I enjoyed it so because it reminded me of some hard times Cliff and I went through twenty years ago.

Click HERE.


granpajerry1 said...

I read John's blog and tis true that what seems like at the time a terrible thing becomes a door opening to a brighter life. Reminds me of the decision I made in 1991 to come off a leave of absence and quit. Color Tile was in a downward spiral after the junk bond leveraged buyout of 1987 and I wanted to get out while I could still get my pension money out.
Had that not happened I would never have pastored one church or visited in jails, or been a chaplain's assistant as a volunteer in a nursing home. Or been to winter and summer camps with kids.
My life is so much more fulfilled thanks to the demise of a once great company. I miss Color Tile and its 800 stores in 48 states and the three stores I managed and the five folk I promoted to store manager. But we have to learn from the past while we live in the present.
Viva Dallas on April 5!!!!

suzypwr said...

Unexpected change can lead to wonderful things!


madcobug said...

That was a very interesting insight into John and Krissy's life. Helen

msecz said...

thanks for letting us know where John is

helmswondermom said...

That was really well-written!  Thank you for sharing that with us.