I’ve taken an unexpected interest in instrumental music lately. I’m thinking this stems largely from the fact that I like to hear instrumental solos, which no one seems to take anymore in rock and pop music. Aside from that, though, I believe it has something to do with the concept of finding a voice and… Read More


I had a pretty good day today. Went to church, took three of my kids to the mall, got some Starbucks coffee, and even scored a pretty sweet deal on some Disney Infinity stuff. And now I’m sitting here doing one of my favorite things in life, which is writing not for a paycheck or… Read More


I recently finished reading the book Dream Team, by Jack McCallum. If you’re even remotely a fan of professional basketball, I’d highly recommend picking it up, as it provides a fascinating look at how some of the most cutthroat competitors in the history of sports managed to put aside their professional rivalries long enough to win… Read More


“I used to think I was doing it for other people. Turned out I was doing it for myself.” Mercifully, this post doesn’t have anything to do with Joel or Victoria Osteen. It does have to do with motivations, though, and what makes us – or, more specifically, me – do the things we do. The… 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’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