This Changes Everything

Don’t you love plot twists? You know, that moment when a character’s entire paradigm of perception shifts and they say something like, “Well..this changes everything.” A few of my favorite plot twists are included in books like The Stand by Stephen King, and movies like How to Train a Dragon, and  The Adjustment Bureau, andContinue reading “This Changes Everything”

I Don’t Know What To Do With My Hands Or This New Normal

I think we would all agree that learning something new is hard. Watching my coworkers and church small groups learn how to meet through video has been frustratingly hilarious. Half the people are talking with their microphones muted, and the others should have their microphones muted while someone is screaming or emptying the dishwasher inContinue reading “I Don’t Know What To Do With My Hands Or This New Normal”

“Dude. You Can’t Polish a Turd!”

I spent this past weekend reuniting with 17 of my fraternity brothers. To best minimize stupidity, and ensure the safety of all attending, we spent it at a cabin in the mountains of Pennsylvania. The unique gifting of sarcasm in this group is unparalleled, and giving someone a hard time comes easy after knowing eachContinue reading ““Dude. You Can’t Polish a Turd!””

“Stay Gold, Ponyboy”

Part of having a middle schooler in your house is you are constantly reminded of things you partially paid attention to over 30 years ago. Things like…book reports. Do you remember the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton? Well, one of the most memorable quotes from that coming-of-age story is, “Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold.” Continue reading ““Stay Gold, Ponyboy””