Speaking, Pursuing Wisdom, & Racism in America

I have thought a lot about voices this week, about the power and danger of words. If you know me, you probably know that I am a very verbal being. I love language, I love words, and I’m a verbal processor who enjoys “gaming out” information in ongoing intellectual dialogue. So the old axiom “ItContinue reading “Speaking, Pursuing Wisdom, & Racism in America”

Whatever my lot . . .

In the darkest part of sorrow, if you hear Horatio Spafford’s well-known hymn It is Well, it can sound far-fetched. How could anyone experiencing profound pain honestly say that, though they are drowning in sorrows, it is “well” with their soul? When you look deeper into the origin of this hymn, however, you discover thatContinue reading “Whatever my lot . . .”

Time doesn’t just fly. . .

. . . it seems to travel exclusively in warp-speed. 157 days have already passed since I casually passed through a life-checkpoint that regularly pitches scads of people into a significant existential crisis (if my anecdotal observations can be generalized). That’s right. On December 24th of 2016: I turned 30.     [source] For whatever reason, aside from feeling slightly moreContinue reading “Time doesn’t just fly. . .”

Who Needs Inspiration?

Last week, I had the chance to host a very Whovian gender-reveal party for some dear friends who are expecting their first little one this summer. Check out a few of the details! I tried to include as many relevant quotes as possible. . . Classic Whovian foods made their appearance, with toasted-coconut encrusted marshmallowsContinue reading “Who Needs Inspiration?”

Seeing Red [Starbucks Cups?]

Jesus, solid red Starbucks cups, Christian faith, and re-orienting ourselves towards what actually matters…

Autumnal Advice: Feeling Fall-ish?

I love Autumn. It is my favorite season and usually quite the coziest of them all. There are a few things that I love to do most ESPECIALLY in the Fall!  As this glorious season ramps up, consider doing some or all of the following: Listen to the beautifully melancholy music of Erik Satie: WatchContinue reading “Autumnal Advice: Feeling Fall-ish?”

Caillou: A Study in What is Wrong With Society

    via Yup. You heard me correctly. I’m talking about Caillou; that supposedly-innocuous children’s television show from Canada. I almost hesitate to write a blogpost about this, because someone has already done this subject justice. Over at howtobeadad.com there is a post called “Caillou” is French for SHUT UP which perfectly demonstrates my feelings about Caillou.Continue reading “Caillou: A Study in What is Wrong With Society”

GiShWhEs 2015 – With A Vengeance

If my first experience with GishWhes (the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen) was Die Hard, and last year was Die Harder, then that would make this installation Die Hard With A Vengeance, right? Not a fantastic metaphor, but still somehow fitting, since this was definitely a scavenger hunt that my team, TeamContinue reading “GiShWhEs 2015 – With A Vengeance”

The Trouble with Blogging (& Also Life)

The trouble with blogging is that sometimes you have everything to write about, and so you put it off. Then, before you know it, you have been on a hiatus for months and you don’t know where to go back.  It is in moments like these that I must remind myself of the true purposeContinue reading “The Trouble with Blogging (& Also Life)”