Archive for the ‘Spirituality’ Category

March 16th, 2010 Did you know that the ashes of metal magnesium are heavier than magnesium itself?  Hmmm.  That’s one of those “fun” facts that requires a solemn guttural clearing of the throat and an awkwardly stone-faced response that simultaneously communicates you already knew said fact and that you think it not odd at all [...]

March 8th, 2010 “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” Wow . . . what a crazy statement!  What a statement of conclusiveness and closure.  I imagine this statement being made in the environment of some high-tech sci-fi movie where everyone can fly, all diseases are cured with painless subdermal injections, and poverty has [...]

February 23rd, 2010 A huge book project.  Traveling or speaking almost every weekend (including the upcoming one).  A scourge of female runny noses flowing like the widow’s oil . . . gross, eh?  Try being the daddy and husband who wipes them constantly . . . well, I don’t really wipe Laura’s nose, but who’s [...]

February 8th, 2010 Ah, the anguish!  Palpable despair cascades across various regions of our nation this morning.  The mighty valiant pigskin warrior has been vanquished and the underdog of all underdogs has emerged victorious.  Today, watercoolers and forums and talk shows and classrooms will buzz with infinite personal theories about Peyton’s demise. Note that I [...]

February 1st, 2010 A golfing great, I am not.  In fact, I’m not even in the top ten.  I’m not as hopeless at the game as I once was, but I can still see the “hopeless green” from the “pretty-much-hopeless tee box” where I now stand.  Golf is a bitter friend of mine whom I seldom visit, [...]

November 20th, 2009 As quickly as the first year of Sadiedom passed, the second year fell into full swing.  The changes seemed to accelerate . . . something I thought impossible.  One of the most enjoyable changes had less to do with Sadie’s age and more to do with the acquisition of a new toy [...]

November 18th, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 14:15-18 15 Only simpletons believe everything they’re told! The prudent carefully consider their steps. 16 The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence. 17 Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated. 18 Simpletons are clothed with foolishness, but the prudent are crowned [...]

October 21st, 2009 Today marks number fifty-two in The Chronicles of Sadie.  When I set out, my goal was to capture and reflect upon enough events and observations in Sadie’s first year that I and others could have one for every week of the year.  Therefore, I find it appropriate to write today about the [...]

October 19th, 2009 About three weeks before we celebrated Sadie’s first birthday, we embarked upon another “first” of epic proportions: her first vacation to the beach.  Saddling up the SUV with every possession that we owned along with some that I had no recollection of purchasing, we hit the road a’runnin’.  Oh and photos will [...]

October 16th, 2009 In the first year, mobility is the key indicator of what stage of development your baby is in.  Sure, cognitive responses, motor skills, and verbal responses are all very important, but no other factor changes the very culture of your home as mobility. The first couple of weeks are pieces of cake [...]