I see and remember life in terms of “scenes”.  I do not remember much of life’s in-betweens and I think this is a reason I love movies as they help me to define life’s moments as scenes.

This blog, Scenes of Life,  is an attempt to analyze what we experience in life, our past and present.  You will learn lessons from movies and history, understand how to interpret what is happening in our culture, and be inspired by those living out their faith.

Expect me to make mistakes in this blog. Expect me to share some ideas to change this world. Expect stories and lessons I’ve learned from my life in the world of  publishing, marketing, and technology. Expect me to share a bit about my wife and two little girls and what they are teaching me. I have been inspired by so many people; my beautiful wife, my lovely daughters, my parents, my sister, friends, teachers, and colleagues. I’ve often been called a pied piper and I see this as a way to meet many other fascinating people who are part of this fascinating world.

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The views expressed on this blog are those of a personal nature and do not reflect the corporate view of my employer.  I do not currently accept advertising and if available, I will cite any content I reference or use in this blog.

Original content from this blog is copyrighted by David M. Schroeder (2017)

10 responses to About

    Hilary Bouknight September 7, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Thank you for your compassion and honesty. I too ask people to expect me to fail, to fall flat on my face at times, to take risks when God nudges me in a directon, to not always take the easy road…the more difficult road is where I see God’s reality and my life is forever changed. Some people say I am “not normal” and I consider this a great compliment. If I were “normal” I would have not taken the chances I have to take that leap of faith and branch out into the unknown and dark places where my life was forever joyfully changed. I have received several e-mails from you and I treasure our correspondences and journeys of faith we have shared. I hope one day to have the honor and privelidge of meeting you in person.
    Your friend on the “Road”,

    Hilary Bouknight


    hi david, it has been my pleasure to golf for the past five years and it is the greatest game that i have tried. it is so extremely difficult and yet so easy that it drives us all crazy in trying to lessen our score to gain our allies support. wish that i had attempted it in my younger days, but listened to noone when they tried to coax me. so lo and behold, here i am at seventy years old and can’t wait for the weather to break to hit those little orbs. even after 5 years at the sport, i still refuse to keep score. we know when we have good shots and pars and bogeys. just love it ! oh, by the way, in the past week, bought my grandson new clubs at the ripe old age of two.


      Neil, you are a tremendous grandfather for getting clubs for your grandson at the age of 2. I have a set of plastic clubs for my 2 year old daughter and can’t wait to make those real ones.
      When I began playing at 8, I distinctly remember many people telling me that I’d be playing the game all of my life. I usually would have blown off a comment like that but it stuck with me. One by one my other sports ended with injury or loss of interest. But golf stuck and I’m now 32 and still love it knowing that when I’m your age, I’ll still be playing.

      Let’s keep this thing going, how about that?



        david, thank you for your comments and yes, i am enthralled with golf as you are. and the reason i look forward to this year stems from another golfer, my father-in-law. he loves it too at the age of 93. awesome feat when you watch him tee off and hit the ball down the middle of the fairway. maybe 150 yards or so, but who’s counting? can’t wait and wish our territory was much warmer. northeast pennsylvania. so hit em long and straight !


    Hi David,

    I like your sincerity and honesty. Like you, I started my blog to share my experiences because while growing up, I did not have anyone to turn to for help. I stumbled my way through life and now I know what needs to be done now and what I want I want out of life. Life would have been easier with a little bit of help from someone. I want to make a difference to someone out there who needs help but does not know how to get advise. We can make this world a even better place to live in for us and our children.



    Hi David,
    I received this google alert and am amazed at what I am reading. I don’t know if you remember me or not, but I was the junior golf coordinator for UCT and yes, I was there and met you and your dad in Victoria, BC. Not often to I come across one of our junior golfers so I wanted to let you know. How is your father doing?
    I wish you well.
    Sandy Shafer


      No way Sandy! I do remember you. It’s been 20 years + can you believe that? I see that you are still involved? I hope this was some good promo for you. The blog was on Freshly Pressed yesterday on wordpress.com. It got a ton of hits because of that.
      Where are you now?
      I’m married now in Nashville with two lovely little daughters. I work in publishing as you can imagine.

      No coincidences by the way.


    I read with interest your blog on Lee and reconciliation. Given what has transpired here in Richmond over the last several weeks and the Lee monument being the epicenter of protests on all sides, I wonder if it’s not somehow fitting that Lee, so many years later, remains an image of silent enablement/endorsement of the current movement for racial reconciliation. It’s a perspective that I have not heard or thought of before reading your post. Thank you.


      Yeah, I first read this story in April 1865 the book and was fascinated with how he was able to move forward. While it is quite complicated keeping a monument up, perhaps forgiveness is our way forward as we reconcile with our past.

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