Author Archives: David A Olson

About David A Olson

I often find my mind wandering to various subjects, subjects that make me stop and think. The blog, Musings of a Middle Aged Man, is a catalog of those thoughts I muse upon as I search for significance in life. I am the father of 3 children and the grandfather to 2. I spend my days working for a medium sized multinational corporation where I am an Agile Coach. I view myself as a Servant Leader, have a passion for leadership, particularly, in helping people develop their individual leadership skills and abilities. In October 2012, I went to India on business. After a week of being there, I still had not talked to or texted my 7-year-old grandson. He asked his mom, "Is Papa dead? He hasn't texted me all week." To facilitate communication now that he and I no longer live together, I started a blog for us to communicate. It's titled, "Correspondence Between Luke and His Papi". In April 2013, I moved to Pune, India on an 18-month delegation. It's an adventure that was 1.5 years in the making...The experience is captured on my blog, "The Adventures of an American Living Abroad" My two latest blogs are "The Learning Leader", a topic I have been studying since 1990, and "Lipstick on a Pig", a foray into the fashion sense of this middle aged man.

Thoughts on an Airplane and in Tiny Hotel Rooms Halfway Around the World

26 Jul 2019, Thoughts on a Plane 01 Paradise. What if you came across an offer to rent paradise, a paradise sans the 72 virgins promised to martyrs, at a rate of $340 for 8 hours. Would you do it? … Continue reading

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Tree is We But We are Not Tree

The long, leisurely drive from Garden of the Gods to the Comfort Inn in Alamosa where we will hole up during our visit to the Great Sand Dunes National Park takes us by the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. It … Continue reading

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Garden of the Gods, Metha-don’t to My Junkie

All your questions can be answered, if that is what you want. But once you learn your answers, you can never unlearn them. ~Neil Gaiman, American Gods I wish I could have seen Garden of the Gods through virgin eyes, … Continue reading

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Adultery in Sedona, Part Last

I carefully wash my skin and hands clean with an antiseptic wipe removing germs and particulate before flipping open my knife and running the sharp blade horizontal over flesh already pinked one day into our southwest excursion. The blood seeps through the one-inch wide razor slice more quickly than expected flowing down my leg in lengthening crimson swath. Continue reading

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Adultery in Sedona, Part 2

I carefully wash my skin and hands clean with an antiseptic wipe removing germs and particulate before flipping open my knife and running the sharp blade horizontal over flesh already pinked one day into our southwest excursion. The blood seeps through the one-inch wide razor slice more quickly than expected flowing down my leg in lengthening crimson swath. Continue reading

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Adultery in Sedona, Part 1

I carefully wash my skin and hands clean with an antiseptic wipe removing germs and particulate before flipping open my knife and running the sharp blade horizontal over flesh already pinked one day into our southwest excursion. The blood seeps through the one-inch wide razor slice more quickly than expected flowing down my leg in lengthening crimson swath. Continue reading

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Puma & Pirámides in Old México

This fifth sun, the sun of movement, illuminated the Toltecs and illuminates the Aztecs. It has claws and feeds on human hearts. ~Aztec Theology Dead Hearts Walking We are a steady stream pushing ourselves up the steep stairs one by … Continue reading

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