It’s the end of the year, so it’s time for more lists to hit the blogs detailing the favorite/best of [fill in the blank] that people enjoyed. I already have a couple more top 10 lists on another site I write for and you can check that out if you’re curious about music. But for […]Read more "Best Books I’ve Read in 2017"
“I believe, Mr. Snitchey, there are quiet victories and struggles, great sacrifices of self, and noble acts of heroism, in [the battle-field of Life]–even in many of its apparent lightnesses and contradictions–not the less difficult to achieve, because they have no earthly chronicle or audience–done every day in nooks and corners, and in little households, […]Read more "Recognizing ‘The Battle of Life’"
This is the last post in a series I did this past year. The previous entry can be found here. When my wife and I had our first Christmas together, we struggled to think of what traditions we could start. She had a set of yearly standards that her family celebrated, and I had my […]Read more "Turning Into Dad: Baby’s First Christmas"
I cannot tell you the origin of the Christmas tree. I’m sure it’s fascinating. But it is one of those traditions that, when you stop and think about it, doesn’t make too much sense. Either you take a live tree that is quickly dying and set it up in your living room as a fire […]Read more "Family History on the Christmas Tree"
When I worked 3rd shift a few years ago, I was consistently annoyed with the TV in the break room. Whenever my shift clocked in the channel was set on CNN. By that time of night it was all talk shows that discussed the news. While it was a somewhat helpful way for a clueless […]Read more "Nobody Listen"