another mad season

another mad season

I’ve been learning new things about transformation and change. In order to do that you kind of have to be in the midst of it. First of all, I think there’s a difference between the two. Change is more practical. I lost weight. That was change. Transformation is deeper. It’s the choices you make and […]

November 25, 2009 | Posted in Life
Compelling faith based characters and stories

Compelling faith based characters and stories

This is from an old interview (like Jan. 2008 or so) with Phil Cooke in infuze magazine that is no longer posted online in it’s entirety. Still, I thought he made an interesting point… Now on another note, it seems like some of the best, most well-developed, faith-based characters we see in the entertainment industry […]

November 17, 2009 | Posted in Craft, Story Courses
an evening for a book meme

an evening for a book meme

It’s a quiet evening and I’m feeling whole and maybe a little blissful.  What better time for a book meme: Pick 10 of your favorite books or series.  [I made two lists.  10 fiction and 5 non-fiction.] Post the first sentence of each book. (If one sentence seems too short, post two or three!) Let everyone […]

November 4, 2009 | Posted in meme
blue skies

blue skies

I don’t like the LA sky. You know those moments when you’re walking or driving and the air is just the precise shade of warm and the right song comes on and suddenly everything is wonderful. I usually look up at the sky to see that the world is so much bigger than me… In […]

October 8, 2009 | Posted in Life
living in possibility

living in possibility

I totally stole this from here. But I wanted to have it around to remember. And it sounds like me, right?! There are crucial differences between living out of possibility versus probability. Living from probability takes place when you look at what you are capable of and what you have done in the past. From […]

July 3, 2009 | Posted in Life
everybody changes with a chance

everybody changes with a chance

I don’t think I’ve mentioned that I might accidentally watch One Tree Hill. It’s not because it’s great tv but because it always has good music. It’s rare enough that a song comes around I really love, and yet One Tree Hill manages to find one about once a month. So, let’s have a little […]

April 25, 2009 | Posted in Commentary
Good Friday

Good Friday

I appreciate when Good Friday is overcast. It seems appropriate. I know, this isn’t the actual day that Jesus died. But I suspect the Earth knows the right day; that it bears a scar the way you can see a storm in the rings of a tree, even if humanity has lost track. So today, […]

April 10, 2009 | Posted in faith, Life
Purchasing Identity

Purchasing Identity

I read an article in Details 2 years ago (Dec 2006) and I thought it was interesting at the time; a thought provoking reflection of an influential though often overlooked generation. But rather than simply reposting it (since I can’t find it on Details which is usually really good about posting their articles) I’ve taken […]

December 16, 2008 | Posted in Life
Memorial Day 2008

Memorial Day 2008

A few moments ago, I placed a wreath upon the tomb of three brave American[s] who gave their lives in service to our nation. The names of these honored are known only to the Creator who delivered them home from the anguish of war — but their valor is known to us all. It’s the […]

May 26, 2008 | Posted in Life