The Truth Will Set You Free: This is Water

In  2005, writer David Foster Wallace, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, presented the commencement address at Kenyon College. It set the bar for speakers for decades to come for how one might inspire new generations of graduates in creative and unconventional ways to not only engage the world in a meaningful way, but to face what he […]

On Suffering

  “Why do bad things happen?” “Why is there suffering in the world?” My friend John Shore addressed his version of this question earlier this week in his blog entry entitled: “How can I believe in God, when so many innocent people suffer?” From John I am learning, among other things, that I have a great deal more to […]

The Tooth Fairy Has No Money and Other Lesser Difficulties of Parenting

  Alright. Here’s the behind the scenes view of parenthood.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Kid looses tooth. Yay! While thinking: Oh, crap. Do we have any money? Find tooth fairy pillow in brother’s closet. Prominently display in room. Kid goes to bed fast as lighting. Yay! Parents scrounge house, car and wallet to scrape together $2 in […]