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September 18, 2005

The single best feature of Mac OS X Tiger is Spotlight. Think of it as search on steroids. It has become a valuable tool at work, sometimes yielding better information than what I was looking for.

Sometimes the results can be surprising.

When I first installed Tiger, just for fun, I searched for Jared. Sure enough, up pops Jared’s entry in my Address Book, and various emails. One of those emails is called Hi Jon! I open it up, and this is what I see:

Tim GarretyFrom: Tim Garrety <[email protected]>
Subject: Hi Jon!
December 29, 2004 10:48:55 AM PST
To: Jon Reid

Hi Jon,

I was visiting your blog today. Haven’t been in the blogsphere for a while, as I’m sure you know (not that I was consistent in the past). Anyhow, I got my new blog together, and am making an honest effort to get and remain consistent ( It is guys like you and Jared who inspire me to overcome my complacency. BTW, congrats on your new Prius. It sounds great. I am a “big truck” guy, and I recently purchased a full size Dodge diesel (used of course). While it’s no Prius, it is great to have a more efficient vehicle. My last truck (Ford full size, 2 wheel drive) got 12 mpg if I was lucky (driving off a cliff with a tail wind). The new one (4X4 extra cab) gets 20 MPG, that’s a huge difference, not to mention diesel fuel is typically cheaper.

It’s good to read your thoughts, and I hope you are doing well

Take care,

…So there it is, Tim’s last email to me that just happened to mention Jared. Goodbye Tim

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

2 responses to Search Results

  1. Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but it appears that Jared is Tim? I remember often seeing his posts. So sad.

  2. I just updated this post to clarify why this email came up on a search for Jared. No, Jared is not Tim — scan down and you’ll see Jared’s new baby.
    Tim was one of the key leaders of their faith community. I was privileged to know him even briefly. You don’t even need to meet him to have him touch you — go to his memorial site and watch the film, especially the beginning and ending. …Yes, that’s TIm speaking at his own funeral.