Writing

White isn’t the Default Setting

I was still on my honeymoon with the city of Los Angeles, a fresh faced kid from the Southeast with Midwestern blood.  My eyes had yet to be perpetually darkened by the shade of sunglasses.  One sunny afternoon, standing in line at a grocery store, I felt a new and strange […]

Talking About the Future

What do we mean when we talk about The Future?  Some of us are keenly aware of October 21st, 2015 as the day Marty McFly goes Back to the Future for a second time.   He stepped into a souped up DeLorean in 1985 and ends up in his future, our present.  That is the day we take […]

The iPhone 6 Plus Display is Five-and-a-Half Inches

DISCLAIMER: This is not a review of the iPhone 6.  If you are interested in what the latest tech-talk has to say about the human experience, read on.  If you are looking for a detailed account of what it’s like to hold the newest gift from the Apple gods, CNET is […]

The World Cup Isn’t About Winning

            Four years ago I was scoffing at my television, watching the championship World Cup game between Spain and the Netherlands. For most of the match neither side scored a single goal. Both teams played defensively, which is code for “boring as hell.” I had nothing at stake other than […]

For Michaela

My youngest sister graduated high school last week.  In a few days she turns eighteen.  To commemorate her rite of passage I wrote what I have learned in my thirty years of life in the hopes that it would help her.  So far it has reminded me of what I believe […]

Twenty Years’ Time

I first heard Nirvana in a minivan.  It was a GMC Astro with wood paneling, red cloth interior, and a small mounted TV that didn’t work.  My friend Matt was driving.  We were helping a family from our church move into a new home.  All we had to do was […]