Your View Today Is…

This is my view this morning as I wait for the campus cafeteria to open up. I feel very much like a middle school student waiting outside the mess hall during a summer camp hoping that I can get in early to grab the limited supply of fruit loops or cocoa puffs.

But at least I’m close enough to pick up a strong signal from the wifi that’s available.

And to be honest the up-down is not too shabby so I can’t complain much at all and it’s too early in the morning to be slain by the 100+ degree heat over here in Dallas, Texas.

The day promises to be one full of work, reading, writing, and discussion as I attempt to finish off the third class this summer semester for my double masters degree (I shared a bit more in my newsletter that went out yesterday – are you subscribed?). This is the first seminar-style class I’ve had in all my time as an enrolled student and so actively participating in the discussions is not only mandatory and required but also very necessary so as to not fall asleep and/or appear to be mute. I would describe the atmosphere as “lively” I suppose.

Enough about me, what about you? What is your view today (or whenever you read this post)? What conversations will be entertained at that spot, that locale?

Have a great wednesday everyone!


  • Melanie

    Woah… double master’s?? In what? Go get em!

    • John Saddington

      masters of christian education, masters of biblical studies.


      • Melanie

        Nice! I’d love to do Biblical studies in my *cough* free time. But I guess if you can do it, the rest of us have no excuses, eh?

        • John Saddington

          ah. i’m not dogmatic about my studies… but its been really helpful… for sure.

  • Erin @ Brownie Bites

    Awesome for going after that double masters! I wish my view changed from day to day. Unfortunately I require a color-calibrated monitor to do my photo work, and laptop screens just don’t cut the mustard. I’d love to jump around from day to day! :)

  • Daniel Decker

    My view = looking out my home office window across the front yard as I work. I always work near a window. Can’t lose sight of beyond the walls.

    The conversations that will take place today are back-to-back phone calls with clients, publishers, agents, etc. Several big deals in the works and lots to coordinate. Today is a day of strategy and ideas.

    • John Saddington

      big deals… love it! go for it bro… you can do it.

    • Dewitt Robinson

      Awesome Daniel!

      • John Saddington

        i wonder how the client meetings went…

  • Jeff Randleman

    My view? My desk. Normal view. Normal day.

    It would be really cool to be able to post a pic in the comments… Is that possible?

    • John Saddington

      you can. just use the img tag:


      • Kevin Rossen

        Is this a feature you can turn on/off in the comments in Standard Theme? I guess I didn’t even realize it was an option, but I should have. Seems way to obvious now.

        • John Saddington

          ;) i like images:


  • Miriam Gomberg

    John, hope you are having fun. How much longer do you have til graduation?

    I am also getting a masters degree right now (MBA although it is just one degree) and have had to make a lot of sacrifices to get it done. Good luck and try not to melt in the Texas heat! Miriam

    • John Saddington

      fall of next year… before my credits expire. 7.5 years… ugh.

  • Graham

    My View right now is at my desk at work. Rockin’ the iMac and my MacBook Pro (multitasking) :)

    • John Saddington

      nice flash effect. ;)

  • Alex Humphrey

    My view is my beautiful wife as she’s leaving the apartment to go to a bachelorette party! What an awesome view.

    How long are you in Dallas, for?

    • John Saddington

      got your email…!

  • Tony LaMarca

    I’m not too far from you, visiting family on vacation west of Ft. Worth. This is the first time I’ve been online really since vacation started and I was surprised to see all the ads and the column flip on your site.

    The column switch is just something I’d have to get used to, so no big deal to me. I do miss how clean your site looked without the ads though. Gotta pay the bills though :)