Wow, it is almost 2011. It seems like the year has flown by. It is time for my annual year in review of TheDeeZone highlights for the year.
Originally posted 9 January 2010.
Last Friday’s Sugar bowl marked the end of an era for Gator Nation. It was the last game for one of most accomplished classes in Gator Football history. Tim Tebow had an amazing run as the quarterback for the University of Florida. He won the Heisman as a sophomore. I really wasn’t in favor of Tebow winning the Heisman as a sophomore because I believe the award should be reserved for seniors. Yes, I think players shouldn’t be allowed to go to the NFL until at least after their junior year. Tebow also graduated in December 2009. Graduating in 3 1/2 years is accomplishment for any student especially an athlete. More
Originally posted 1 February 2010.
One morning last week, I saw this rainbow one my way to work. The job I have now is certainly not my first choice or one I thought I would ever have. A couple of years ago I lost a job that I really liked due to the economy. I was actually doing quite well at the job. Since I lost my job it has been a struggle. Back in November, an unexpected job opportunity appeared. I really just took the job for finical reasons. More
Originally posted 22 March 2010.
We have started hiking and exploring local parks. A few weeks ago we went to Lake Wauburg. Lake Wauburg is a recreational facility for University of Florida students as staff.
Originally posted 30 April 2010.
Originally posted 29 May 2010
Several months ago the Big Guy submitted an article for this book.
Originally posted8 June 2010
#10: Never wash reds and whites together in hot water, unless of course you like wearing tiny pink clothes.
#9: Never mess with a nerd, he/she might be your boss one day.
#8: You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar.
Originally posted 20 July 2010.
Hmm… a month without the internet… could I make? That would be a tough one. It would probably be hard, especially if all forms of internet usage including email, Skpe and instant messaging were included in the ban.
Work usage of email and selected sites would have to be excluded. Email is one of the primary ways I communicate at work and many of the manuals, forms and databases for work are on-line. More
Originally posted 2 August 2010.
That statement from a conversation I had last month has haunted me. It is the kind of statement that just sticks with you and pops up when least expected. There are many aspects of that statement that get me.
First, I’m a struggling Christian. Honestly, most Christians are struggling even if they are not willing to admit it. Contrary to what many think being a Christian does not magically erase all struggle from our lives. It is a process or journey in which one’s faith grows. More
Originally posted 26 September 2010.
Originally posted 23 October 2010.
Originally posted 28 November 2010.
Friday marked be official opening of the biggest retail season of the year. Stores opened in the wee hours of the morning. Shoppers lined up even earlier to in hopes of getting a great deal on that perfect gift. There are some that get so caught in buying stuff that they even resort to violence. With all of the events and preparations for the holiday it is easy to get caught up in “stuff” of Christmas and forget true meaning of Christmas. Christmas is about the ultimate gift — God’s gift of eternal life. More
Originally posted 15 December 2010
This one has been sitting in my drafts folder since October and I just haven’t gotten it written. I first saw this on the ABC World News with Dianne Sawyer. On October 14, Aaron Fortheringham was selected as ABC’s Person of the Week. Like many teens Aaron is into extreme sports and can often be found at his local skate park. Unlike, other skaters Aaron uses a wheelchair to pull off back-flips. Aaron was born with spina bifida. He got his first wheelchair when he was 3 by the time he was 8 Aaron was using a wheelchair most of the time. Several years ago Aaron’s older brother Brian took him to a local skate park. A bunch of skaters pushed Aaron to the top and he promptly fell out of his chair. Aaron got back up and tried again. Eventually he was dominating the skate park. Aaron can even do a back-flip in his wheelchair. One day he would like to design a reasonably priced line of rugged wheelchairs for kids that would all other kids to get out and move.