October is the designated month to be scared of things, so in considering the song for this month I had to put some thought into it. I settled on a song about overcoming spiritual fear, but the devil is in it and hell gets mentioned so I think it should pass. This one was written a […]Read more "October Song: Hell Hath No Fury"
This is part of a series of posts that talk about issues and adventures in parenting. You can read the previous post here. It won’t be long now until we have a new Underdown on our hands. In some ways my wife and I are both chill about this prospect. In other ways, it’s starting […]Read more "Parental Perspective: Once More, With Feeling"
In Christian circles there’s an almost constant discussion over the role of “free will”. Do humans have it or not? Is God sovereignly ordaining every event in our lives or do we have space to make decisions on our own? For what it’s worth, I believe in God’s sovereignty and free will. They coexist in a […]Read more "The Free Will of ‘Xenocide’"
Surprise! I’m sending out a rare mid-week post because I have some exciting news! If you’ve enjoyed my fictional writing in any capacity, and my mysteries specifically, I have a new short story appearing this month in Mystery Weekly Magazine for their special “Sherlock Holmes Double Issue”. It’s called “The Body Pillow” and features a new creation […]Read more "A New Mystery in a New Way"
September has swept past us and slowly summer takes its retreat into hibernation for another year. In the Underdown household, the coming of fall means we’re ever more closer to the coming of another little one. As we mentally and physically prep for this new arrival, I thought I’d revisit and record a song I […]Read more "September Song: Endure It for Love"
Almost a year ago, we journeyed out to Colorado Springs, CO for a short vacation. It was a trip mixed equally with stress as it was with wonder and relaxation. There’s something about being around mountains that stirs the soul in a certain way. I tried writing a poem for each day we were there […]Read more "Poem: “The Meter Man of Manitou Springs”"
Nuclear war is pending as Madeleine L’Engle opens A Swiftly Tilting Planet, book 3 of her Wrinkle in Time Series. When the youngest of the Murry clan, Charles Wallace, shouts an ancient rune taught by a crazy mother-in-law, he is visited by a flying unicorn that takes him on a trip through time in the hopes […]Read more "So You Want to Save ‘A Swiftly Tilting Planet’"