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"
This is part of an ongoing series about fatherhood as I prepare to become a dad. The previous post can be found here. Early on in the pregnancy process, I had to come to grips with a hard reality: I needed to pull more weight around the house. Before the little life began in the […]Read more "Turning into Dad: The Servant Side"
After recently self-publishing a book of poetry, it awakened in me the desire to try and write poetry more often (as opposed to a handful over a decade). One poem I wrote shortly after President Trump’s election was the one below. People all over social media bewailed how unsafe they felt, whether rightly so or […]Read more "Poem: Unsafe"
A few years back I bought an old copy of Homer’s The Odyssey (not to be confused with Adventures in Odyssey) because I felt like I should. It’s a classic, after all, and I should read it. Also, it was only 50 cents. But since that time it sat on my bookshelf unread. I tried once or […]Read more "When Daddy Gets Home in Homer’s ‘Odyssey’"
Last year I wrote a post based on The Scarlet Pimpernel, but I found the book so rich there was another theme I wanted to discuss aside from the one I handled in that previous post. I figured in this “month of love”, it’d be appropriate to write about it now. That said, I will also […]Read more "Honesty in Marriage and ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’"