I've pointed out before that Peter and I had rather different childhood experiences. When I was a kid, at Christmas time, we would go to the parking lot of John Oliver High and pick out a pre-cut Christmas tree from the Lions Club. This was often done in the rain and it often took a… Continue reading Christmas Tree Hunt 2012
In the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook, people are, understandably, searching for answers. When something this horrific occurs, we want to know what or who to blame. We want to know what we can do differently so that nothing like this ever happens again. There's a video circulating online, an American politician.The gist… Continue reading God is Here
This is a passage that speaks to me this weekend, something preached in church this morning. 'I am the Lord's servant,' Mary answered. May it be to me as you have said.' Luke 1:38 You could speculate forever and never know what was going on in Mary's head that day as she stood in… Continue reading The Lord’s Servant
Christmas around here! I'm pretty strict about my "The Christmas Season begins December 1st" policy. Since I have no power to enforce such a policy around me, it really only makes a difference in my own home. I spent part of yesterday writing Christmas cards, sipping hot chocolate, and listening to the Charlie Brown Christmas… Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like….
Note: I try my best not to give away important plot points in my book reviews. However, since Speaker for the Dead follows the plot of Ender's Game, there will be information in the following review that "spoils" Ender's Game. You don't have to read Ender's Game before reading Speaker for the Dead but they… Continue reading Book Review – Speaker For The Dead by Orson Scott Card
I’m not quite sure what I think of Jeffrey Eugenides as a writer, so it’s perhaps strange that I’ve read all three of his novels. Eugenides is a strong writer, in that once I start to read his writing, it’s hard to put down. Yet I don’t feel satisfied when I get to the end.… Continue reading Book Review – The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides