Planting Trees vs. #Successing
Note: This is the first part of a post that’s up over at For the Family, so go ahead and go there if you want to skip this tease… — I peruse twitter and, despite my half-hearted efforts at censoring them, the ubiquitous quotes on maximizing success just cannot be stopped. These success quote manufacturers […]
The Man Who Saved Narnia (And a Giveaway at Sally Clarkson’s)
Blast to Smithereens!
Get Yourself Arrested
Don’t You Want to Thank Someone?
Making Art For and With People You Love
I’m often tempted to be envious of friends who make music in community. The harmony on display is so attractive. I have friends in Nashville who have the kind of creative community people like me dream about. Also, singer/songwriters perform regularly and get instant feedback. They might hear clapping and see smiles the day after […]
The Shaping Power of Family Habits
Our family is becoming more and more aware of the fact that our traditions shape us. Our rituals and habits, those things we do every day, are more than just outworkings of our ideas and beliefs, they are activities that inform and shape our souls. Aristotle said. “You are what you continually do. Excellence, therefore, […]
There and Back Again
Randall Goodgame Singing a Song While the Rain Comes Down
The Green Ember and an Apologetic Posture
People have been saying nice things to me. Also, they’ve been giving me money. Both of those things are–and I know this sounds insane–kind of hard to take. Because I’m proud. And scared. I was really reluctant to do the pre-sale for my debut novel on kickstarter. But we decided to do it and, after […]