Exploring the life of the mind, how people think and behave.

  • 3 Tips for Remembering Names

    November 9, 2015

    I’m so bad at remembering names. I often joke that I married a Jessica just so I could remember her name.  And it’s really unfortunate because I care about people, I love hearing their stories, I love finding out about their lives. I think a lot about all the different people I’ve met, about how... Read More

  • Don’t Tell People You’re Busy

    August 26, 2015

    Why do we constantly feel the need to tell people we’re busy?

  • Spit the Pits

    July 19, 2015

    Have you ever had someone tell you something that was true, but you write it off because of who it’s coming from or how they’re telling you?

  • On Being A Landmark In Someone Else’s Life Journey

    February 24, 2015

    People change, but people often have a hard time dealing with other people’s change. Is it possible to sustain vibrant relationships through the process?

  • Social Media Hiatus

    July 31, 2013

    I took a week off social media. This is what I learned.

  • The Big Room

    July 25, 2013

    A Parable for Social Media Addicts

  • Spurgeon, On Citizenship

    January 18, 2011

    When Mr. Whitfield was once applied to to use his influence at a general election, he returned answer to his lordship who requested him, that he knew very little about general elections, but that if his lordship took his advice he would make his own particular ‘calling and election sure;’ which was a very proper... Read More

  • Flawed Systems or Just Plain Dishonesty?

    May 27, 2010

    “I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God.” I’ve only been to court a few times. This was the first: I was in a small town courthouse in New Jersey, here to face the music for driving 47 MPH in a 30 MPH zone. My... Read More

  • Franklin’s Order

    July 24, 2008

    I’ve recently been reading through Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography and have found it both enlightening and humorous. I particularly enjoy his systematic attempts to better himself. One discipline he considered highly valuable was Order, the idea that all things should have their pace and each part of your business should have its time. In an attempt... Read More

  • A Biblical View of Sex

    May 26, 2008

    Unfortunately, sex has gotten a bad rap in Christian circles.

  • Goodbye, Seven

    September 10, 2007

    In my mailbox today I found a slightly crumpled paper with the picture of a tabby cat on it: PLEASE KEEP AN [clipart of an eye] OPEN FOR MY LITTLE LOST CAT. HIS NAME IS “SEVEN” AND HE IS ONLY ONE YEAR OLD! IF FOUND OR SITED PLEASE CALL. My thoughts went immediately back to... Read More

  • Death

    May 29, 2007

    Life is a merry-go-round, and we are all looking inward. But time and decay eventually have their way with us and our senses are dulled, our beauty fades, and we can no longer hold to it. We’ve solved every need of man except the one that matters most; so in the face of death and... Read More

  • Who Can Say What?

    April 12, 2007

    I read the news this morning that MSNBC canceled Imus’s television show because of his inappropriate racist comments, and I was frustrated. No, I’m not an Imus fan. I think what he said was wrong and uncalled for. I’m not a Sharpton fan either, though I think that he’s right to call this remark racist.... Read More

  • Killing The Night Owl

    February 8, 2007

    From the “outside-looking-in” department: How to Start Your Day at 5:00am I can’t tell you how much I’d love to be able to do this. But here’s how my day breaks down: I usually wake up around 8:30am. I don my big, fuzzy bathrobe and check my email, my blogs, Drudge and Digg, a process... Read More

  • Torpor or Angst?

    January 11, 2007

    I haven’t been writing much lately, and what little I have is drivel. That’s how you can tell my life is just fine; I only write well when I’m depressed, lonely or otherwise melancholic. The good days are so enjoyable that I’m too busy soaking it all in to write things down. One hundred years... Read More