marriage & relationships, part 1

Not long ago, I was at a wedding for a family friend. It was scheduled to be outside, with a barn as the backup. About an hour before the wedding, it started to rain. So, into the refurbished barn we went. Before the ceremony began, the officiating pastor got up to give us some preliminary…

El Capitan

This summer, I had the opportunity to visit Yosemite National Park. It is truly an amazing place - stunning in its views and vistas. At the heart of Yosemite is El Capitan - 3000 feet of sheer granite, and one of the most challenging rock climbs in the world. What does it take to reach…

Another unemployment lesson

In my last post, I shared some lessons that I learned through 7 months of uncertain unemployment. Of course, the truth is: I'm still learning. And the lessons continue. Here's one more that I don't want to slip through the cracks, unnoticed. And this lesson starts with this simple idea:┬áBe careful of pious phrases. We…