Monthly Archive: December 2007

Learning to Listen

Learning to Listen

Tonight I’m sorting through the clutter in my study and my mind is wandering a rather circuitous path involving all the little trinkets family members have given me, all the little drawings my kids have given me, the shelf full of little turtle figurines I’ve received...

Kim Peek

I’ve been interested lately in finding the most simple of points to make about being human, points that might help all of us to share God’s love and mercy more fully with one another. In that vein, I’ve become mildly intrigued by the story of Kim...

Will Smith and Adolph Hitler

Will Smith and Adolph Hitler

Typically, I try to avoid posting about current pop news. But I couldn’t resist this one, because it’s simple and carries one or two important points. You can search for the news on your own, but basically the rapper and actor Will Smith said in an...

Had any fun lately?

I probably shouldn’t admit this, but the word “fun” signifies something that I’m not sure I understand. I have a personal—issue, I guess you’d say, with words like “happy” and “fun.” I understand joy, I understand contentment, and the opposite of the two. But fun and...

Moments Matter

I don’t know how long the link will be active, but this news story is about one of my cousins. A year or two before he died, David told my mom that there were only two men who had ever shown any constructive interest in his...

Adios, Slim

This past week the master leather worker and saddle maker Slim Green passed away at the age of ninety-one. I had the honor to once sit for a couple of hours while Slim shared with me some of his personal history. How often do you get...

Deconstruction, Truth, Meaning

Deconstruction, Truth, Meaning

I received a couple of requests to make this essay available, so here it is. I’ve placed it over on the writings & projects pages, but you can grab a pdf here.