I am not quite sure the world needs another SQL Server Blog, so I have hesitated to get one started for ... let's just say "quite a while". Finally, through some encouragement from friends and peers I decided to do it so that I could share ideas that I have gathered by working on SQL Server issues over the years. And since I called this SQL Meditation, I may just ramble on contemplatively at times , or in some cases use short Haiku-type of write ups. In any case, I hope you find these beneficial. I am thankful and honored to be able to share this with you.