I am both familiar with and a fan of singing in the shower. But I usually partake in this practice when I am in my house. Alone. But the guy in the shower stall next to me at the gym this morning? He wasn’t just singing (or, to be fair, it was really aggressive humming). […]
There is a continued comfort to physical light for me.
Sometimes consequences are important. But compassion matters all the time.
Below is a list (in no particular order) of things that – at some point in my life – I thought I wanted (and maybe a few that I still do). The Batmobile Long heavy metal hair To look like a member of the Beatles A ticket to a Michael W. Smith concert (circa 1991) […]
11 years ago – right before flat-screen TVs hit an affordable price point – I decided to buy a television. I had a little bit of money and wanted a much bigger screen than I’d ever had before. It was time to go from a 19-inch television to a 32-inch TV. I was going to […]
Stephen and Kevin were a few years ahead of me. They were misfit in the parochial middle school, wearing long jackets and hairstyles the handbook didn’t validate. I knew they were trouble, but also knew enough to realize that kids like that had access to things I didn’t. And I was too naïve to worry […]
The heat is overwhelming. It makes it easy to make excuses. I spent most of July 4th spread out on a pool float, drifting over and over the same square inches. (Even the pool water was hot.) The day was unproductive, but it felt justified. Because… heat. I tried to run the lawn mower. The […]
On my first beach vacation as an adult I got a little carried away and set out swimming over the waves. I was overwhelmed by the vastness of the ocean, the never-ending skyline. I was savoring the experience when I was interrupted by a shrill noise. It sounded like a whistle. I thought to look […]
It was a sunny Saturday. The summer heat hadn’t sneaked into those rays of sunshine yet and the light streamed into the windows, illuminating dust in the air as I stood above a pile of laundry to fold on the living room couch. The breakfast dishes were in the sink and the TV turned off. […]