In keeping with the theme of fear I explored some last week, I want to share a short series of poems I’ve written recently that examine a different side of the topic. To say the least, there is plenty to fear in the world these days: terrorists, random shootings, war, political upheaval, death. The point […]Read more "Poems: ‘Fear’ (In 4 Parts)"
This is part of an ongoing series I’m writing this year about becoming a father. You can read the previous entry here. It is October in a year full of change. The month is typically associated with scary stuff and so for this month’s post about fatherhood, I want to highlight one of my greatest […]Read more "Turning Into Dad: Please Love Me"
In C.J. Cherryh’s The Faded Sun trilogy of sci-fi novels, we see a universe trying to find peace in the aftermath of a long, gruelling war. The fat, repulsive regul double-cross anyone in order to survive and retain power. The mystical mri, who acted as renegades for the regul and suffered at their hands, now […]Read more "The Tragedies of War in ‘Kutath’"
A popular phrase thrown around these days is, “Being on the right side of history.” It’s a bully’s phrase and intellectually cheap. There’s no reason given as to why you should go with a position or why it’s right, all you need to know is that if you take that side history will look kindly on […]Read more "The Fear of History’s Memory"
Claudia wants to grow up and believes that running away from home is the answer. She drags along her penny-pinching brother Jamie to be treasurer and the two wind up in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. While hiding out a statue goes on display that is believed to be a lost […]Read more "The Secret to Growing Up ‘From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler’"
Labor began and things were looking great. We had high hopes that my wife could pull through a natural birth in a relatively short amount of time. On paper, the circumstances leading up to our admittance at the hospital looked about as good as you could get. But as labor continued in earnest our hopes […]Read more "Turning Into Dad: According to Plan"
Before our little boy came along, I managed to record a song I’ve written recently. It’s called “Timothy’s Doxology” and is based off 1 Timothy 6:13-16. There, the apostle Paul is wrapping up some instructions to Timothy but temporarily sidetracks himself with a burst of praise for Jesus Christ. I thought the small section would […]Read more "Song: Timothy’s Doxology"