So, just a while back I read “Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now” by Jaron Lanier.  Lanier has run in the tech world for years, so he has an insider perspective on social media, its inner workings, and its impacts on those who use it (who are, as he says, the […]

At times, I aspire to do a post that’s some sort of superlative list, maybe “The Top 10 Dylan Tunes” or “The Five Best Things About Being Bald.” Normally, though, I stop halfway because I have just enough indecisiveness to know that either I’ll forget something that should have made the list or I’ll post […]

This morning, I’ll be doing something I’ve not done before. I’ll be giving a eulogy at the funeral of a very special friend and colleague. I’ll admit, I’m nervous and perhaps not feeling up to the task. I’ve done plenty of weddings, but there is little pressure there because at the end of the day, […]

Last Saturday, Kelly and I were out and about, and with the whole afternoon/evening at my disposal, I decided to veer into a used bookstore we frequent. I never go in without spending a good bit of time looking for unexpected treasures, but this time I had a specific book I was looking for–Bradbury’s Fahrenheit […]

Last week, Kelly and I attended the memorial of a local friend, someone with whom we didn’t get to interact with nearly as much as we’d like, but someone for whom were always immensely grateful for any opportunity to catch up with. You know the type of person who, seemingly through no exertion of effort […]

So, I have to make an admission. Twitter has allowed me to feel like I’m familiar with certain authors even though I haven’t read the majority of their work. Most well-known writers seem to all have some sort of quote-bot feed that hits you with a line of C.S. Lewis, N.T. Wright, or even Bob […]

It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged, but long stints of not publishing anything online aren’t odd occurrences for me. I tend to conjure up big notions of how I’m going to be more consistent only to eventually fall off the wagon and go silent for weeks, months…years. This is frustrating to me for […]