One of the themes of Advent is Joy. Joy is often confused with happiness. Happiness is a feeling based on a state or condition of well being. Being happy is a good thing. It is temporary and can change as often as the direction of the wind in Central Texas.
Originally posted July 3rd, 2007, taking classes on-line was a new thing. When I wrote this I remember that most of the on-line programs I found were from unaccredited programs. Now it is very common to take on-line classes. Anyway it is an interesting read. Can distance learning be a substitute for college? The answer … Continue reading TDZ Retrospective — Distance Learning: A Substitute for College
July is birthday month for TheDeeZone. This version of TDZ started in July 2007. I have been blogging in some form since 1996. It is hard to believe that it has been almost 20 yrs. Back then it was called blogging but that's what I did. So in honor of TDZ's birthday for the remainder … Continue reading TDZ Retrospective
It has been a busy few months and I haven't written much. In August I got a promotion at work and just didn't have the energy to actually write. I did compose several things in my head. It is just getting them written that take more time. In January of each year I select a … Continue reading I’m Back … Hopefully
Remember that thing that you always asked for as a kid. Every birthday, Christmas or other gift giving occasion it made the top of the list. For me it was a horse. I always wanted a horse. I even had the saddle to go with it just never the horse. As a child I was … Continue reading That One Gift
Well January is almost over and I haven't even gotten around to posting this year's them. My theme for 2014 is "Back to Basics". It isn't that I haven't had a theme picked out. I've just been busy focusing on several basics in my life. One of the foundations for who I am is my … Continue reading Theme for 2014: Back to the Basics
Oklahoma teen Christian Lunsford may be just 15-years-old but his actions last month demonstrates wisdom beyond his years. Christian was watching local news when he saw a piece about 78-year-old Tona Herndon who was mugged after putting flowers on her husband's grave in the Bethany Cemetery. Christian recognized the suspect as his father, a career … Continue reading Weekly Writing Challenge: Best News Story of the Week