Because creativity takes courage

Because creativity takes courage

I had a few hours to myself this morning, so I decided to spend the time in Starbucks working through some ideas. As I was walking out, a man held the door open for me. “I wanted to tell you that I really like your laptop,” he said. “Oh,...
Walking straight through it

Walking straight through it

One of my favorite things about where we live is going for a walk every day on the trail behind our house. For the past few months, doing that has been a challenge. It has been raining for about four months straight. The prairie behind us has become a lake. Several...
Learning to “recover my life”

Learning to “recover my life”

When is the last time you took a real rest? I asked that question recently to a group of friends. It sounded like a fairly simple question. And yet, trying to answer it was harder than I had imagined. First of all, what does that mean? Is it the last time I slept...
On being known

On being known

For the past week since school took a break for summer, our 14-year-old daughter has been hanging out almost daily with a group of friends. A couple of guys in the group ride skateboards, and they will ride across town to spend time with friends at our house. A few...
What I loved in May

What I loved in May

At the end of every month, I like to do a recap of the things I loved that month. This could include books, TV shows, movies, children’s books, podcasts or new products I tried. My recaps are getting later and later, but I’m not giving up! I love looking...