A look back at the days that used to be tomorrow.

  • Magical Play Spaces

    July 7, 2015

    The stories we choose to tell and choose to believe are just as powerful now as when we were children.

  • Worst Week Ever

    July 3, 2015

    My last few posts have been pretty cerebral, so I decided to make this one a bit lighter. And by lighter I mean full of pain and suffering and laughter at the expense of my former self. I’m going to tell you a story about one of the worst weeks I’ve ever had. The time?... Read More

  • My First Business Venture

    November 30, 2012

    The story begins and ends with a Christmas tree.

  • 30 Day Challenges

    December 31, 2010

    My New Year’s resolution? Twelve months of thirty-day changes. I have a tendency to make grand, sweeping resolutions that never seem to pan out. Last year, in the hopes of doing something more manageable, I took the P52 challenge—write one blog post a week for 52 weeks—but only made it to July. Even though 52... Read More

  • Death on the Tracks

    July 27, 2010

    I took the 4:36p New Jersey Transit express train home today from Penn Station. It was supposed to arrive at 5:50p in Trenton. Instead, I arrived in Trenton just before 8 o’clock. It started like a typical train ride. Tunnel, Newark, Secaucus. As we approached the New Brunswick station, though, the conductor announced that there... Read More

  • One Man’s Absurdity Is Another Man’s Gain

    November 23, 2008

    Last night’s dream was particularly vivid. I was seated in the very front row of a large yet intimate theater. The lights were still up and I sensed that we were waiting for the show to begin. To my right was what appeared to be a gigantic inverted bowl suspended in midair. It seemed to... Read More

  • A Dream

    July 20, 2008

    I am running through hills of upstate New York farmland. The dark and pre-dawn skies are filled mostly with quietness and the sound of my feet slapping the road. The evening sounds are there as well, but you learn not to hear them after a while. The air is warm and the ash gray road... Read More

  • 2008? How Euphoric!

    January 1, 2008

    Hello, New Year, my old friend. Glad to see you made your way back to the present with our good pal Rudolph and didn’t get snatched up by that nasty vulture Eon. Don’t worry, I have big ears too! Ahh, what a welcoming celebration we had! (At our church? A good time?! Wha…?) We kicked... Read More

  • The State of My Heart

    May 20, 2007

    I need a category called *sigh*. This post would definitely get filed there. I’m going to try to describe something about how I’m feeling, even though I thoroughly DON’T have to energy to put it into words. I’m aware this is a dangerous thing. In fact, I really ought to be sleeping instead of tapping... Read More

  • So Roll The Clouds

    October 12, 2006

    I had to turn the light off to write this. Yep, it’s going to be one of those posts, get out while you still can. The sky outside is black and orange, very close and full of dissonance. The rain is pelting the screen and tearing the just-rusted leaves from the trees. Sure, it’s a... Read More

  • My Funeral

    June 15, 2006

    Today I led the singing for a funeral we had at our church. I didn’t know Jon, so I felt somewhat removed from the whole thing; but as I watched people file up to the microphone, I got thinking about my own funeral. What would I want people to say? First, I would want a... Read More

  • Donning My Birthday Suit

    April 4, 2006

    Well, tomorrow is my birthday, so there are quite a few very special things happening: If you stay up late/early, be sure to dance a jig just after one a.m., when it hits 1:02:03 04-05-06. That should be pretty cool. (Thanks Joy) I celebrate my 29th birthday tomorrow. (Please send your love in Guitar Center... Read More

  • Life Is Tired

    March 29, 2006

    I’m running on 8 hours of sleep over the past 3 days, it’s already 11pm and there’s no pillow in sight. I’m having a hard time focusing. That’s the worst place to be in. So much to do, so little time that you’re fried when you try to accomplish it all. Three gigantic unchangable things... Read More

  • Every Good Gift…

    February 5, 2006

    The church voted me in as an associate pastor today. I was a bit overwhelmed as I’ve been out of the ministry for a while. All the excitement and responsibility came rushing back at once as the congregation welcomed Jessica and I with applause. Miguel’s son woke up from his coma this morning. He just... Read More

  • Hello, 2006, What’s New?

    January 3, 2006

    Spinning wheels. It’s pouring rain outside. Through the droplets on the screen I can still see the trucks thundering by. Strange, it wasn’t until day 3 that the weight of the new year hit me. I’m facing a vote next month to become associate pastor at our church. The process began late last year. The... Read More