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.

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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Destiny is a Series of Destinations

The Aztecs believe they started up in what’s now New Mexico and wandered for 10,000 years before they got down into where they are now, in Mexico City. ~Jerry Pournelle The Ranger Station “Are the glyphs here similar to the … Continue reading

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Crystalline Skies in Northern New Mexico

The Quality of Light Elsewhere the sky is the roof of the world; but here the earth was the floor of the sky. ~Willa Cather Picture crystalline waters at the source of a frigid mountain stream formed when snow cries … Continue reading

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The Fat Tailed Lizard in the Philippines (Seeking Tukó)

Awakened by a Demon The demon screeched as if being tortured in the pits of hell where every last inch of its flesh was flayed and the writhing, skinless, oozing body was dipped in rock salt and set on a … Continue reading

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