This is part of an on-going series this year about entering the role of father. You can see the previous post here. My wife has entered her third trimester. We are now under 10 weeks away from the arrival of our first child. I’ve been excited the whole time to become a father, but when […]Read more "Turning Into Dad: It’s Getting Real"
The classic tale of Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur has been retold in several film adaptations over the past century, and after seeing the Charlton Heston-led version, I became interested in reading the source material. What I found was a meticulously researched tale of a Jewish boy caught in the wrong place at the wrong time sent into […]Read more "The Spiritual Kingdom of ‘Ben-Hur’"
Most people have heard the song “American Pie” and some may realize it was the title track of Don McLean’s second album. Many have puzzled over the song’s meaning, and there’s plenty to chew on in the 8+ minutes of imagery and poetry the tune presents. However, a couple years ago, McLean decided to sell […]Read more "Demolition of the American Dream in ‘American Pie’"
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"