To Be A Bird

It’s a magical thing to travel through the air. As a child, I loved to fly. I remember the first time I boarded an airplane, sat down with my face …

Until Schwinn

Humans don’t move particularly fast. To be more specific, they don’t move quickly compared to the amount of energy they expend attempting to move. A well-known Scientific American study ranked …

Is Google Calendar My God?

What did we do before Google calendar?  No fewer than 12 different calendars help me coordinate everything from my children’s sports teams to my church’s regular meetings to my own …

Why Do I Still Need To Carry An Umbrella?

It’s like rain on your wedding day. It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid. It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take. Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?           —“Ironic” by Alanis Morissette

No one wants to get married on a rainy day.

What’s so good about light?

The darkness was suffocating. We were exploring cave in Northern California as a family. After hiking a mile from the parking lot, we scrambled through the brush to the gaping entrance and began our descent.

A Powerful Voice

Every Friday evening, my family gathers for a movie. I make pizza, and we pick a film. Everyone grabs a slice and settles on the couch. When all is ready, …

Becoming Better People

As a child, I constructed a crude version of a telephone out of two soup cans and a string. Pulling the string taut between these cans allowed the string to …

Becoming Better Gods

Being the youngest of three children yields great advantages. My tired parents relented frequently, and gave me what I wanted. But when those parents left, one of the children was put in …