I awoke this morning to cloudy skies, rain, and cool spring weather. In such a setting the grass looks lively and green. While I consider fall and winter my favorite seasons, spring is up there with them (summer is in the basement). The months of March, April, and May make for a wonderful time in […]Read more "The Color Green"
This post is part of an ongoing series running off-and-on through the year sharing some of my thoughts on becoming a dad. You can read the previous post here. When we first learned that we were expecting our child, my imagination ran in several directions regarding how that child would be raised. When we found […]Read more "Turning into Dad: The Clone Conspiracy"
I have a quick announcement to make to you this evening. We are on the eve of another April 18th and so another “Plethora Day”, that is, the day on which the events of Plethora took place. I try to celebrate in some manner every year and all day tomorrow the e-book version will be available […]Read more "A Day in Plethora"
This weekend Christians celebrate Good Friday and Easter. Most of the populace probably have a general understanding that these holidays celebrate the death of Jesus Christ on a cross and His subsequent resurrection from the dead. Plenty can be said and argued on this point, but that’s not what’s in view for today’s post. I […]Read more "He Came, He Saw, He Conquered"
When my wife and I got married, some friends of ours gave us a copy of The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy and Kathy Keller, famously of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. It took me a couple years, but I finally got around to reading it and at an appropriate time, too. The subtitle […]Read more "The Work and ‘The Meaning of Marriage’"
Happy April Fools’ Day, dear reader! Believe it or not, I have been consistently blogging every weekend so far this year without taking a break. Coming at the end of a busy week for myself and also a week where I battled (another) cold, I think I’ll take this weekend off. But I won’t leave […]Read more "Elsewhere"
The Beasts of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the third Tarzan book in a long series, wastes no time in getting its plot underway. Immediately we’re informed that Rokoff, a dangerous enemy from the previous novel, has escaped prison and is perhaps planning revenge on the Ape Man. Soon enough a letter comes informing Tarzan […]Read more "‘The Beasts of Tarzan’ and the Burden of Fatherhood"