As I mentioned here Friday, my father-in law has had a myriad of health issues over the last few years. He spent a good portion of the past weekend in the hospital, and he was released to go home Sunday afternoon still not knowing exactly what was wrong with him. Could have been arthritis flaring up.… Read More


It’s Friday night, and my wife is at the hospital with her mom and dad. My father-in-law has had a wide range of health problems over the past few years, so your prayers for him would be appreciated. The kids are all in bed, so this should be prime writing time for me. I’m tapped… Read More


Well, as I predicted yesterday, I wound up getting a tetanus shot today. This was due to a dog biting me on the leg during a bicycle ride yesterday afternoon. At least, I think he bit me. I was riding past his house, he ran out at me, I got past him, and then I suddenly felt… Read More


On this fairly hectic day that managed to somehow include me getting bit by a dog on my afternoon bicycle ride (Thankfully, the dog has had its shots. Still, I may be in line for a tetanus shot come tomorrow.), I’m feeling a little tapped out in the idea department tonight. So I’ve decided to… Read More


I feel bad for Richard Martinez. I really do. Anyone who loses a child in as senseless an act of violence as Martinez lost his son, Christopher, is wholly deserving of our sympathy. Christopher Martinez was only 20 years old, a student at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He was one of seven… Read More


I am a total wimp when it comes to amusement park rides. Spin me around in circles, and I’m fine; plunge me off some kind drop-off, and I’m praying to God for survival. That feeling of hurtling toward potential death has never done much for me, so I tend to avoid things like roller coasters… Read More


True story: It’s about 10:45 at night, and I just turned to my wife and said, “Man, I wish I hadn’t said I was going to write something for this blog every day.” Weekends with five children can wear a guy out. With that in mind, I’ll beg for your mercy and amend my earlier… Read More


I still remember very clearly my first real “breakthrough” moment once I began undergoing counseling for depression. I was fortunate enough to be able to utilize the psychology office at the local university for this counseling, and my once-a-week appointments were usually scheduled for not long after I got off work for the day. Since… Read More


I’ve been putting this off for a while now. I knew I was supposed to do it, but I didn’t want to. I’ve been piddling around on my other blog, hoping the idea would go away, but it kept getting stronger. My complete lack of qualifications and my persistent fear of not being good enough… Read More