A Letter to My Children: The Debt Ceiling, Politicians, and My Failure as a Father

Dear Ella and Jon – Both of your great-grandfathers served in World War II in the European theater. Pop Emmette, your Nonna’s father, was assigned to a postmasters’ outfit in France just before the final collapse of Berlin. Pop Harold, your Poppy’s dad, was a quartermaster with the Army who helped with the final supply… Continue reading A Letter to My Children: The Debt Ceiling, Politicians, and My Failure as a Father

Dancing In The Light Of Fireflies

I’m going to spend a lot of my time going to funerals over the next five years. A lot. I said as much to my brother, Ryan, yesterday before the funeral of one of our former pastors. He agreed with me. And as we looked around the church where we found ourselves, we could count… Continue reading Dancing In The Light Of Fireflies

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Does It Matter?

I know this is shameful pandering to a current event, but I can’ t help but ask: Does it really make a difference that Osama Bin Laden is dead? Yes, for the families left devastated after 9/11, closure is a good thing. And for those who vowed to serve and fight for justice for those