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"
When Miguel De Cervantes published the first part of Don Quixote, he had a clear theme of noting the dangers of idleness and fantasy. The book was a smash hit and soon an unknown writer wrote a knock-off sequel, cashing in on the knight’s fame and throwing shade at Cervantes. Not to be outdone, Cervantes sat […]Read more "The Entertaining Insanity of Don Quixote"
It’s time for a new College-Time Mystery! In this one, Bryan and John find themselves the victims as a mysterious man haunts their every move. Can they discover his identity before it’s too late? How Will You Go? Story by J.R. Underdown November swept in cold and wet, and with finals fast-approaching the weather seemed […]Read more "Story: How Will You Go?"
This is a continuation of an on-going series of posts I’ve been running through the year. You can read the previous entry here. Last week when I made my “Turning Into Dad” post about waiting for my son’s arrival, I knew the chances were good that that very day he could come. The day itself […]Read more "Turning Into Dad: He’s Here!"
This post is a continuation of a series I’ve been running this year once a month. The previous entry can be found here. We are several days past the due date of our son. We’re not too worried as the date was never a sure one. But we are anxious. The whole idea of pregnancy is […]Read more "Turning Into Dad: Any Day Now"