Second Lines

I just returned from a trip to Louisiana to see some friends. While there, I went into New Orleans to visit the World War 2 museum (well worth a blog post of its own). After leaving the museum, I spent some time walking around downtown, and heard some music playing and noticed people walking down…

On Setting Up an Easter Playlist

On Easter morning, I opened the music app on my phone and noticed something: . Spotify doesn't recommend a Resurrection Sunday playlist. Or even an Easter playlist. If it had been October 4, instead of April 4, they would have already been recommending a Christmas playlist. So why not Easter? Then it occurred to me:…

Grief & Gratitude

Those who navigate life best are those who learn to live with gratitude and with grief. Because, here's the deal: life is often full of hurt and pain and struggle. As Westley says in The Princess Bride, Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something. Sometimes, such merchants mean well; they might…