Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin

I came across a podcast a few months back where the hosts interviewed Nicole Hardy, author of Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin. Hardy was asked to read the prologue to her book, which I found so compelling that I decided to listen to the full … [Continue reading]

Fifth In Line To The Throne

I’ve listened to few bands more than I have Camera Obscura over the past five years. I've had this track on repeat all afternoon. Love these lyrics: Now, I'm fifth in line to the throne How am I gonna tell my king That I don't trust his … [Continue reading]

Taking a Break

Last month I returned home from a business trip to Las Vegas and told Kim I was tired of allowing the church to infiltrate my life to the point of largely determining my happiness. For as long as I can remember I've had one foot in the church and … [Continue reading]

The Age of Ignorance

From the Age of Ignorance by Charles Simic: In the past, if someone knew nothing and talked nonsense, no one paid any attention to him. No more. Now such people are courted and flattered by conservative politicians and ideologues as “Real … [Continue reading]

Recently Learned

Over the past month I’ve discovered a few things about myself. I do my best work under pressure. The writing I’m most proud of uncovers pain. Joy begins with being honest with myself. Faking it hurts me more than anyone … [Continue reading]

The Nest Screwdriver


My new Nest Learning Thermostat arrived yesterday. So far, I love it. But I’m not going to talk about the thermostat right now. I want to use it for a few weeks before sharing my thoughts on it. Instead I want to talk about a screwdriver. … [Continue reading]

My Work

The question comes in many forms.  What do you do? What is your job? What line of work are you in? What do you do for work? It’s a simple question, and one I get more since I began working from home at my own company. I suspect the … [Continue reading]

Bed Frame

Amazon delivered two boxes. After a week spent packing and moving into a new home I wanted nothing to do them because inside were bed frames for Luca and Anna. I didn’t possess the mental capacity to assemble anything with dozens of small … [Continue reading]