My wife is the toughest gentle person I know. She's got what I call "quiet strength". She won't be domineering but if she's right, she'll outlast you. And she's often right. (Case in point: Wednesday morning we ran together. By late afternoon I was feeling dog-tired and sore and attributed it to our run. "Your sick," she said.
"No I'm not--I'm just sore from the run."
"Nope, you're getting sick."
Guess what--I was sick.
I've learned if she's willing to fight for it, she's right and my best option is to listen to her and reevaluate what I think. You can safely call her an agent of humility in my life. Truth is, I like being right. Gil helps me remember that I'm often not. And then gently helps me see my way to what is right.
And the funny thing about this her sheriff-like ability to stick with it when she's right is somewhat hereditary. She comes from law enforcement stock. Gil's maiden name is Erspamer--a not common name. And she's one of the Erspamers of Northern Wisconsin. Turns out an old relative of her's, Frank Erspamer, was once a law enforcement agent in hot pursuit of none other John Dillinger. So many questions now answered;-)...
New rule: only Christians who can appropriately laugh at themselves are allowed to speak to reporters. If you're too uptight to 'get it' then you don't get to talk to CNN. We'll call it the Mike Huckabee Law.
I'll admit it. I am a raving fan of Apple. Call me a sellout. Call me snotty. Call me annoying, elitist, call me whatever you want. (Just don't call me via VOIP on a PC.)
I don't think there is a company out there who aligns the quality of their product with the quality and feel of their ads like Apple. They're production and marketing departments are absolutely locked together. I think that's pretty rare.
So in the spirit of Friday fun and because I'm a big fan, here's a little video for you...