Monthly Archive: August 2010

Philip Caputo on Writing

  No writer ever truly succeeds. The disparity between the work conceived and the work completed is always too great, and the writer merely achieves an acceptable level of failure. — A Rumor of War

IROH

My cousin Tommy passed away recently, after a long, long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. God, what a guy of faith and courage. He was one of the good guys. “And that’s all I’ve got to say about that.” IROH, brother. I’ll see you on the flip...

One Implies the Other

I’ve been wondering if I’m growing up, or if I’m just going through a bit a mid-life crisis. On summer vacation this past month, I followed my home town news over the internet, and when I noticed we’d received heavy rains and almost daily flood warnings,...

Can I Borrow the Car?

The following is extracted from some of my comments I posted a few years ago on a Christian forum; I found it in my notes and decided to post it here in slightly modified form: When a child commits a wrong, and feels guilt, Christians often...