• 1 Year of Daily Coworking

    March 11, 2021

    It’s March 11, 2020 — a Wednesday. The world hasn’t completely shut down yet — that will happen Friday the 13th — but things are definitely getting weird. I didn’t have any grand plan around building a community. I’d just been working from home for the last 10 years and knew how challenging and lonely... Read More

  • With A Little Help From My Friends

    March 16, 2018

    Yesterday, I asked a simple question on Facebook and Twitter: “Recommend something to me. I don’t care what it is… just anything you love.” The response was overwhelming. I got recommendations for everything from music to products, podcasts and places to visit, things I should experience and overall life advice. What was most fascinating to... Read More

  • Circles 2014 Conference

    September 30, 2014

    This was my first year attending the Circles Conference, put on by my friend Ismael Burciaga, so I wanted to record my first impressions for anyone looking to attend next year (hint: I highly recommend). Let me begin by saying the conference was very well-organized. There was a lot of polish and attention paid even... Read More

  • Farewell, Pennsylvania!

    September 3, 2014

    After much thought and prayer, our family has decided to move back to Upstate New York.

  • 48 by 48

    October 19, 2009

    <p>One of my good friends <a href="">Drew Johnson</a> just started something he&#8217;s calling <a href="">48 by 48</a>. He&#8217;s going to be traveling to each of the 48 continental states&#8212;one a week&#8212;and will be volunteering in every state along the way. As he does, he&#8217;s going to be videoing, blogging and twittering the whole journey.</p> <!--more--><p>He&#8217;s... Read More

  • Best Anniversary Card Ever

    July 9, 2008

    Just got a card addressed to The Right Reverend Jesse and Mrs. Gardner in the mail today from a good friend. The message is too good not to share: “In honor of your 3rd year of wedded bliss, a LEATHER gift is in order. I have selected one of our goats for slaughter, just let... Read More

  • Please Don’t Wait

    January 23, 2008

    Today, I received word that my good friend Sarah (Roegner) O’Dell passed away. December of 2006, her husband, Aaron, invited me out to a birthday celebration for her. I couldn’t go because I was heading up our New Year’s Eve service at church. I promised to call and promptly forgot. I kept meaning to call,... Read More

  • And The Winner Is…

    May 4, 2007

    Well, Chris’s initial showing was impressive, especially since much of it was off the top of his artsy-fartsy head. But Chuck sealed first place when he called the Met to find out the name of the bust. Here’s to playing hard when you’re supposed to be working! They haven’t gotten back to him on it,... Read More

  • Congratulations, Rahul and Rachelle!

    March 21, 2007

    As I mentioned in an earlier post, Jess and I flew down to Arizona to join Rahul and Rachelle for their wedding ceremony. It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony at the Arizona Historical Society that ended with a warm night of craziness and fun. I’ll stop talking and let you check out the photos. (Doesn’t... Read More

  • Chuck Wojack, My “Hero”

    February 27, 2007

    Some of us have a life. Then there are others of us who call up Primatech Paper and leave threatening messages on Mr. Bennet’s voicemail. Congratulations, Chuck, your fanboyism got you listed on Hana Gitelman’s “secret” site. Check it out, he’s voicemail #4 (direct link). (Those of you who don’t watch Heroes, move along, nothing... Read More

  • Farewell, My Friend

    January 31, 2007

    I found out this afternoon that Jim is now with Jesus. Lucky.

  • Your Box Lunch Is Ready

    December 7, 2006

    Ding, ding. After some discussion, it became evident that my forums were dead and that the best choice was to move the venue for conversation elsewhere. So Cardboard White, which has been a “central location” for lots of great writing, is now becoming forums. Don’t worry, the smooth listing of recent entries will still appear... Read More

  • Happy Birthday, Andybert Martindinck

    September 1, 2006

    *rowdy music begins* “This is your birthday song, it doesn’t last that long, HEY!” Well, it’s that special day again for our good friend Andybert Martindinck. Be sure to stop by his serious site und tell him “Alles Gute zum Geburtstag”.

  • Sarah Camper: V1ntage

    August 14, 2006

    My sister finally got right with the Lord and let met set her up with a blog. … soon to be Let’s all give her a warm bloggy welcome–the right-click of fellowship, as it were.

  • toss the cane and take the mountain…

    March 1, 2006

    I came home tonight after church, plopped in my office chair and surfed for a few minutes to see what’s new, and I was so encouraged by all of the posts I came across tonight. It’s certainly an interesting experience to be blessed by a bunch of people you’ve not seen in years who live... Read More