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

Pencil Shops, Convenience, and Holiness

Earlier this week, Caroline Weaver, the founder of CW Pencil Enterprise in Manhattan, announced that the shop would be closing its doors by the end of the year. If you’ve spent any time in the online stationery world, CW Pencils has been one of its pillars, devoted almost entirely to pencils and everything related to them. Many…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

This is the number one reason you need to keep a journal

Every once in a while I’ll go back through my old journals, specifically my journals from the last 4 + years (this is also out of convenience – I can’t seem to find my older ones). This is a sometimes entertaining, but often terrifying experience. Why? Because there are times where I read the things…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