This American’s Life (At Least a Little Bit)


A day in the life? This is the kind of blog post I usually hate. I’m told I need to open up more in my blogging. I resist this. So, as an exercise in trying to be more open and talk about myself, I offer you this window into my day. (It was about ten […]

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Have You Got Your Ears On?


My wife picked out our freshly-five-year-old son’s birthday present, a pair of walkie-talkies. He was thrilled. “Oh, Mommy! It’s just E-zackly what I wanted. Thank you!” We were pleased, proud, and happy. What amazing parents we were. What gift selection. What a joyful home we had made. Everything, as the poets have said, was awesome. […]

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My Wife Contra Mundum


My wife is the most influential person in my life. She is a relentless force for good in our family life. She is a life-giver. She is beautiful, a mother begetting beauty daily in a thousand ways. She is an artist. I live on her canvas, am treated to a life-time backstage pass to her […]

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My Beautiful Wife


My lovely wife, Gina, is tackling a new project over at her blog. Actually, it’s an old one, but she’s sharing it in little glimpses this year. I wish I could adequately express how grateful I am for Gina. The word which most readily comes to mind when I think of her is “beautiful.” She […]

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Tell Them and Tell Them Again


Public speaking is hard, but it’s not as hard as parenting. Or rocket science. I mean, I’m not a brain surgeon, but it seems like it’s not rocket science that public speaking isn’t as hard as parenting. I haven’t done a lot of public speaking, but when I do, I make great success of forgetting […]

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My Dear, I love you. And I see you.


My Dear, I love you. And I see you. … I see how you work so hard every day without enough recognition. I see how you turn chaos and messes into order and beauty. I see how your imagination becomes lovely things made for loved ones. I see how you press on when you’re bone […]

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