Lightbringers and Lamplighters
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Lightbringers and Lamplighters

An adventure of change

About the Book

This book is a work in progress. That is, unlike the journey of Ham the Huddler, I don't think it will ever be "done".

Having written it, gotten some feedback, and shared it with a limited circle, I’m finding that I want to do more with it than just sit and stare at it.

After you've read it, I’d love to have your feedback. Whatever it suits you to share with me, I’m happy to hear.

This is an allegory. It’s the story of Ham the Huddler, and what happens to him and his journey of discovery. It’s about ideas and limitations and self-imposed restrictions.

At least, I think that’s what it’s about.

At least one of my friends in the Agile Software Development community told me that it was about Agile. Or something like that.

From where I sit, it’s about whatever you think it’s about.

About the Author

Doc List
Doc List

Husband, father, photographer, technologist, and life-long learner. I've been on a long journey of discovery, which is clearly infinite. I've been inspired by my family, my friends, my colleagues, and by the various events in my life. I suppose it was starting my study of the martial arts at 35 that really began my adulthood. Learning about learning, discovering patience and humility (neither of which comes naturally), and finding myself as a teacher all stem from that experience in martial arts. Surviving a heart attack at 44 also served as a turning point and catalyst.

Along the way, I've founded and run companies, been an executive of various kinds, held every role you can hold in a software development organization, become an Agile Software Development coach and teacher, an Open Space Technology facilitator, a professional motivational speaker, a business and technology consultant, and a business and personal coach.

Life is an adventure, and I find glory in the discoveries that come my way each day.

Table of Contents

  1. Dedication
  2. Prologue
  3. Chapter 1. Huddlers
  4. Chapter 2. Dank
  5. Chapter 3. Hyram
  6. Chapter 4. Dusk
  7. Chapter 5. Home
  8. Chapter 6. Ham's Dream
  9. Chapter 7. Ham Understands
  10. Chapter 8. A Journey
  11. Chapter 9. Ham Prepares
  12. Chapter 10. \ldots {
  13. Chapter 11. First Day
  14. Chapter 12. Simple Discoveries
  15. Chapter 13. Another Dream
  16. Chapter 14. Hal
  17. Chapter 15. A Spark Ignited
  18. Chapter 16. Travelers
  19. Chapter 17. Changes
  20. Chapter 18. Why?
  21. Chapter 19. Stars
  22. Interlude
  23. Chapter 20. Martin
  24. Chapter 21. Gods
  25. Chapter 22. A Larger Company
  26. Chapter 23. Questions
  27. Chapter 24. Wait
  28. Chapter 25. Fire
  29. Chapter 26. A New Home
  30. Chapter 27. Lamplighters
  31. Chapter 28. Preparing Again
  32. Chapter 29. Last Night in Wait
  33. Chapter 30. Farewell
  34. Chapter 31. Strangers
  35. Chapter 32. Fear
  36. Chapter 33. Lost
  37. Chapter 34. Survival Skills
  38. Chapter 35. Constant Change
  39. Chapter 36. Gone
  40. Chapter 37. Turning Around
  41. Chapter 38. The Trail of the Lightbringer
  42. Chapter 39. Confused?
  43. Chapter 40. Evolution
  44. Chapter 41. Lamplighters
  45. Chapter 42. Shadowpushers
  46. Chapter 43. Home Again
  47. Chapter 44. Reflection
  48. Author's Reflection

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