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LANDSLIDE

A friend and I were talking politics.  Because even though just about every conversation with almost everyone in my life…

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PEACE OF PIE

My brother, Joe, reminded me of an exchange around the breakfast table during our childhood. Dad had just made a…

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A BIGGER TABLE

I’ve been touched this week by the thought of bigger tables.  The idea that we are building, both metaphorically and…

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GOD IS MY CO-AUTHOR

I hit a wall this week. I crashed into an emotional-psychological wall with this thought: “I just can’t do it…

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THIS BETTER BE GOOD

You may have seen some of the artistic collaborations of artist Tom Curtis and his young sons, Dom and Al. …

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SMACKED UPSIDE THE HEAD BY AN ANGEL

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a yard sign supposedly translated from Chinese, with the tranquil and evocative message:…

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CLOSE-UP

Earlier this week, Travis and I were biking home on a perfect summer evening.   We had been out at…

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AS LONG AS IF ONLY

A few weeks ago several of us were waiting on Zoom for the rest of the team to join us…

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TINY GRASS IS DREAMING

A lawn sign appeared a few years ago, becoming popular across the internet: Chinese characters with the quaint English rendering…

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SAME AS IT EVER WAS

Sometimes it seems like everything has changed and nothing will ever be the same. From another angle, though, it looks…

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FOR GOOD MEASURE

I don't remember why, but for some reason, I was looking up the arbitrary standards by which non-metric measurements were…

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HAVE IT YOUR WAY

Our one-year-old kitty, Danny, was a skinny little guy when he joined our family six months ago.  His Instagram handle…

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