Since the inception of this blog, I’ve been doing these little top-11 countdowns. They’ve actually grown to be not so “little,” as my first top-11 Hillsong United countdown remains my most viewed post of all-time. Christian music is one of my many “things,” and I’m beyond thrilled of the increased quality in recent years. Tenth Avenue North represents just one brilliant piece of that musical pie.
Tenth … Continue reading
Last week, after 9 hilarious-sometimes-repetitive years, The Office finally said goodbye. Many thought the show should’ve ended the year Steve Carell left the show. I wasn’t necessarily in that camp at the time, though I wouldn’t have minded seeing the show bow with its lead actor after 7 successful seasons.
At first, it was intriguing to watch the eighth season play without Michael Scott. I approved the reveal of Andy Bernard as new office manager, rooting for … Continue reading
Every now and then, I tend to wander. It’s kind of my thing. And sometimes I tote a camcorder along for the ride. It’s also kind of my thing.
Recently, I wandered to Palm Springs, California — a resort town in the middle of southern California’s hot dusty desert. I’d been to Palm Springs once before — last spring, just before Continue reading
“Hey, were you guys just praying?”
I turn from my four church friends to a man – a young man – with blonde hair. He’s a couple years younger than me — a veritable kid with studded earrings. He dons a red sweatshirt emblazoned with the acronym of a local university.
“Yes,” we confirm to him. We were praying. Praying over one of our own in a downtown alleyway just outside the restaurant where we’d … Continue reading
GOOD NEWS, Y’ALL. Remember that book I wrote? Struggle Central? I technically released it on my birthday a few weeks ago, and the response has been affirming. So very affirming. And now, guess what?
I get to release my book again! Only this time it’s, like, more of an official release.
After some up-and-down painstaking waiting these last couple weeks, I’m finally out of the “processing” stage with my self-publisher and into the next waiting … Continue reading
These last two years, May has brought about a shift. A change. A drastic tide to the normal flow and current of my life.
I tutor in September.
I tutor in October.
I tutor in November.
I tutor in December.
I enjoy the holidays.
I tutor in January.
I tutor in February.
I tutor in March.
I tutor in April.
I tutor in May –
And then I leave. Give … Continue reading