Wisdom for Writers

Like your bedroom, your writing room should be private, a place where you go to dream. Your schedule — in at about the same time every day, out when your thousand words are on paper or disk — exists in order to habituate yourself, to make yourself ready to dream just as you make yourself…

Influential III

Another blast from my musical past. Continuing this series on the most influential albums I listened to growing up (in no particular order), here's ... Post three of ten: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John It's always best to start at the beginning – and all you do is follow the Yellow Brick Road.…

FMM

Five Minute Memoir quip #214 I’m quite certain I could never work for a living. I look back upon 21 years of pastoral ministry and realize I was simply living out and sharing my faith-journey with others. Sermons, visitation, teaching, care—those were just things I loved to do. It wasn’t a job. I got paid…

How to Stop School Shootings

Another school shooting. Our hearts hurt. Let the latest round of political posturing begin. Left and Right—pointing fingers. Everybody is shouting solutions, which are nothing of the sort. Let me be clear: I’m not leaning left or right here. With a situation as severe as this, I believe all of the ideas being shared are…