How to Be Thankful

I struggle with being thankful, which sucks because, as a Christian, thankfulness is supposed to be a crucial piece of my life. I am grateful for the good things in my life — Rachel, Ella, Jon, an awesome job, great friends, a fantastic church — but thankfulness extends beyond just what we enjoy. It also […]

Play With Me, Daddy

“Play with me, daddy.” I must hear that a couple hundred times a day. Sometimes, I’m ready to play, and it’s tickle fights, wrestling matches, Avengers figures, cars and trucks until we can’t stand it any longer. Other times, I’m not so ready to play, and I try to beg off. If you’re a parent, […]

Leaving a Legacy

I’m just going to start this little blog post and then send it out into cyberspace, knowing that I’ll have to come back and rewrite or add or possibly even turn it into a book. Who knows? But I just got done reading the blog of one of my former students, Abbie Reynolds (yes, I […]

They Just Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To…

…and that’s a cryin’ shame. I just watched “12 Angry Men” for the sixth or seventh time in the past two months, and I still come away with a sense of just how freaking good that movie really is. It truly stands the test of time. There are some parts that are dated – a […]