Posted by: reexaminedlife | June 26, 2010

GTD – Why It Doesn’t Work

A few years ago I ran across a web site mentioning David Allen’s  book “Getting Things Done.” The idea intrigued me so I looked into it further.  At this point in my life I was extremely busy.  I had (and still do have)  a full time job, a family, a home under construction and was teaching part time.  I felt like I was sinking in all the various things I had going on and couldn’t keep up with all of the details.  I knew that I wasn’t using my time well so I decided the book might be worth a look.  I ordered the book from Amazon and proceeded to implement the concepts.  I used emacs calendar and org-mode to do my universal capture and manage my to-do lists.  (Yes, I’m a computer nerd of sorts.)  I got busy.  Over the following weeks and months I got a LOT of stuff done.  It was amazing.  I was really gaining ground on things and the difference was obvious. Read More…

Posted by: reexaminedlife | June 26, 2010

Storing up treasures

I ran across a great little article on Christian Personal Finance titled Storing Up Treasure in Heaven.  The author brings out some really good thoughts.

I often think about what Jesus would say regarding the American Dream.

Would he want everyone to be a home-owner, everyone to have comfort and the security of a nice economy with nothing to worry about?

Really.  Think about it.  Is this what He called us for?  I’ve been among Christians for most of my adult life and, unfortunately, I’ve rarely seen any significant difference in behavior between professing Christians and “the world” in this regard.  Yes, this includes myself. Read More…

‘How Bad For The Environment Can Throwing Away One Plastic Bottle Be?’ 30 Million People Wonder

Many times the satire of The Onion gets things better than any thousand word article using reason and statistics.  Many good examples of the rationalizations we use daily to ignore the collective impact we can have on the world around us.

Posted by: reexaminedlife | June 12, 2010

Little stupid things


I often ride my bike to work in the summer months.  [Summer in Vermont is a subjective term but it’s the most summer-like of the weather we get.]  I’ve always liked the time I have riding the ten or so miles to work in the mornings.  It wakes me up in a very pleasant way.  It provides me with a time where I can just spin along and think without interruption.   Read More…

Posted by: reexaminedlife | June 9, 2010


I ran across this article a while back when searching for something else. Turns out that it addresses the issue of consumerism within the church in an amazingly well though out way. I’m not Catholic but I feel that it’s a worthwhile read for anyone – regardless of denomination. His use of the term asceticsism maybe a little off-putting for most but the article is not at all about mindless self denial or works based salvation. A very worthwhile read.

Christian Asceticism: Breaking Consumerism’s Destructive Hold

Posted by: reexaminedlife | June 6, 2010


Why am I doing this?  I figured as a first post to this blog I would lay out what the blog will be about and  my reasons for putting this up.  First posts are often a bit lame and this will probably not be any different.  Still, I think it is worthwhile exercise – at least for me.  There are several ideas here that I will probably refine as time passes. Read More…

Posted by: reexaminedlife | June 4, 2010

Coming soon.

More to come.