creativity

Planes

Love ’em. Dad flew them. Brother-in-law flies them. My sister works in them. And my boys have a pile of toy versions of them. I almost think we males have something built into our DNA that’s attracted to defying gravity. Something that longs to go aloft. And I won’t just Read more…

culture

Wonder Wonderfully

When we’re little, we see everything with wonder. When we grow up, we see things and wonder. When we’re old, we wonder how much we missed. When we’ve arrived, it’s wonderful. Seeing my parents hide their grandchildren’s Easter eggs and Easter baskets around our property yesterday was a real treat; Read more…

culture

Nostalgia

nos·tal·gia/nä?stalj?/ Noun: A sentimental longing for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. This photo, shot earlier this year in our red room, is stunning to me for two reasons. The first is the moment it captured. Judah’s back is turned, implying I snuck in Read more…

culture

Celebrating Good Men

Negative sells. That’s why we subconsciously think dads are dead beats by default in the news world. The opposite is true, however, at least in my little corner of the map. So here’s to highlighting two amazing men that humbly represent manhood to their generation, two men who’ll never make Read more…

culture

The F- Word

Somalia headlines from September 5th 2011: Last night I was scraping the unused portion of a can of refried beans into the trash. The trash. Which leads me to One. I’m a subscriber. Because I think there are certain efforts – regardless of your politics – that deserve our attention Read more…

culture

Made From Scratch

And then there was a new person. I love meeting people. All over the world. Some formal introductions with significant long-term ramifications; others simple nods or handshakes, first names only, soon forgotten upon exiting the parking lot. But it’s another thing to meet a person when no one else has Read more…

production

SuperCity Kickoff

KIDSfest kicked-off last night with record attendance. And it was such an honor to finally be a part of! Normally during this time frame, Jennifer and I are off somewhere in the world, so we’re never around for New Life’s annual VBS week. But this year we wanted to stay home Read more…

culture

Wall Art

Did you ever have a class that frustrated you in school? How about a particular teacher? Maybe their view on things differed from yours. Or maybe their treatment of a certain subject or student really got on your nerves. If you’re like me, those memories have lingered with you. One Read more…