Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I am till reeling from my 61 hour work week (plus doing church stuff) and into a new week that doesn't look much better.  As I see things, we need more people.  We have proven that throwing excessive overtime at the problem is not the solution since we got half way to a controllable situation with people working OT last week, but by yesterday afternoon, we were right back behind the 8 Ball.  I fear what the situation will become as our team is relocated and some don't go.  Ben keeps telling me it isn't my problem and I know that on some levels, but I feel as though in some ways I need to be involved in the solution.  Don't know what's going to happen -- we shall see.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


In preparation for National Coming Out Day, I just wanted everyone to know that I AM GAY and proud.  The coming out process is exactly that -- it is a process filled with several "coming out"s, not a specific event frozen in time.  One can come out to family in a single event, or at work or here or there.  However, I come out each time my partner and I are out in public -- he gets asked, "Is that your Dad?"  Do we change the subject or tell the truth of who we are to each other.  Each time we encounter a situation where our sexuality is either unknown or questioned, we make the conscious decision  whether or not to "come out."  I have been "out" to myself, my family, my church(s) and more for more years than I care to think about, but new opportunities to come out arise frequently if not every day.  So, today I take this opportunity to say for NCOD -- I AM GAY!

Thursday, October 08, 2009


Well, I went back to work today after two vacation days.  I put in 10 1/4 hours today and probably that tomorrow.  They want folks to work Saturday and Sunday to catch up, but I cannot.  Saturday I am doing a workshop in Pontiac (four times during the day -- yuck) and Sunday I have a Board meeting and church.  That kind of fills up a weekend.  It appears that the overtime will be continuing next week.  GM seems to be offboarding a LOT of people recently.  Perhaps the recession is not over -- at least not here in the mitten state.