Lockdown

After barricading my classroom door and windows, I looked down at my Hawaiian shirt and thought, ” of all days to possibly die, it had to be Tropical Shirt Tuesday.” Less than five minutes earlier, I had been walking back to class after a fire drill. Within that short period of time, I heard the…More

Gifts

Earlier this week, I made a massive mistake on the dad/husband front: I accidentally threw away some of my son’s birthday gifts. I could offer up a litany of excuses, like how the cardboard boxes full of gifts were in the same place in the garage that we usually put the empty cardboard boxes that…More

The Chosen – When Art Touches Faith

If you’ve read my blog in the past, it’s no secret that I have been critical of “Christian Media”. This is something I first wrote almost 10 years ago (insane to think I’ve been blogging that long), only to be further illustrated in my completely unnecessary, ridiculous, and insanely detailed breakdown of a mediocre Christian…More

O Holy… Monday?

My wife anticipates the Christmas season the same way I anticipate the start of the Premier League. Once Halloween has passed, she’s full steam ahead on the Polar Express (my near dozen trips from the attic to bring down her Christmas decorations are proof of this), and nothing stops that train until at least January…More

Fear Not, For I Am With You

  Fear seems to be the dominant emotion to all of the things going on in the world right now. With civic unrest, the COVID-19 pandemic, and general cultural instability seemingly hanging in the air like a nasty smog, a lot of people have been responding with fear and anxiety. I have been one of…More