Vacation to Austin – An Introspection

Vacation to Austin – An Introspection

|Thoughts|Aaron Blakeley

Texas Capitol

Vacation, I have not really taken one in about 3 years. A few day trips here and there maybe a day or two at home but an actual honest to goodness vacation is not something me and the family had done in quite a while. Goodness I love these two.   So what did we do? We planned a trip to Galveston. This was great, I was not really looking forward to another trip to Galveston ...

Category: Thoughts

Here We Find Revenge

Here We Find Revenge

|Short Stories|Aaron Blakeley

I feel excited. I thought I would be terrified but the vast nebula and planetary system demands my exploration and I must find the navigation systems. They could have left me a map. I punch the door release and hold my breath as the the door slides open. A single corridor stands before me running left to right. Johnny Cash plays softly to the left so I go right no need to seek revenge. The ...

How to Loose Your Vision

How to Loose Your Vision

|Thoughts|Aaron Blakeley

I have never been without a plan in practical things of life, especially my job. I have worked for my current employer for 2 years. It has been the hardest, highest stress job I have ever had. I loved the company. Well let me clarify, I loved the vision I had for it. I took the job as Project Manager at the small business leaving behind development for a season. I wanted a few things from ...

Category: Thoughts

On The Wings of Moths

On The Wings of Moths

|Short Stories|Aaron Blakeley

O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder, Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made; I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed. It echos faintly through the crawl spaces, halls and walls of the Aposolith. I think the artist is Johnny Cash. When I get quiet enough to hear it, my blood boils. The Aposolith is a womb of sorts. My own universe they told ...

When I Could Not See The Sun

When I Could Not See The Sun

|Short Stories|Aaron Blakeley

Moon and an space man

It was so small so insignificant. It pierced the hull of my ship the Aposolith letting in the greedy vacuum of space. I wore my space suite constantly as a precaution against such things. After the red warning lights stopped and the alarms quit screeching I moved through the Aposolith looking for what had done the damage. I found it. It seemed to be your run of the mill micro asteroid but when I reached ...

At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft – A Review

At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft – A Review

|Book Review|Aaron Blakeley

At The Mountains of Madness

At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was my second trip into the world of H.P. Lovecraft. It was a fantastic look into the impossible speculation about things that we can not fully understand yet are shown to be no less real. I loved the way the book is presented as part journal, part confession and all warning. The style of telling the story is one I ...

Category: Book Review

Viewing The Connections – Practicing Compassion

Viewing The Connections – Practicing Compassion

|Christianity|Aaron Blakeley

I have heard some thought provoking sayings before from strong minded, kind people. I have read proverbs at least 15 times. Recently a quote caught my attention….. “Be kind for everyman fights a hard battle.”

Category: Christianity

Knowledge of the Holy – Book Review

Knowledge of the Holy – Book Review

|Book Review|Aaron Blakeley

The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Fair warning I am about to draw some odd similarities between authors. I have enjoyed H.P. Lovecrafts style of horror for sometime. Leaving the reader with a since of nihilism. This idea that we are so insignificant and that the things happening in the universe are so unknowable that upon knowing them you loose your mind.

Category: Book Review

The Interuption

The Interuption

|Project Managment|Aaron Blakeley

Project management is a weird thing I tend to see projects from a developer stand point. How do I organize this project and gather as much information up front that I might empower my team to make decisions about the project? I think this way not because I am a great project manager, but because of my exposure to the kind of tasks my team is expected to preform. It is profoundly more complicated than ...