Working hard or hardly working?

Though I finally learned it was okay to relax some time ago, I still wonder sometimes which it is. read more

Free Range or Helicopter Parent

Over the last few weeks, I've read a lot of opinions about "free range" vs. "helicopter" parenting. The issue is not a new one, but people are talking about... read more

Faith, Dogma, and Reason

I've struggled for many years trying to reconcile my faith with my commitment to reason. Sometimes I've wondered if they are incompatible. What I've come to understand, though... read more

No more obsessing

I am learning how to not obsess so much about things. read more

Keeping Secrets

When I was in second grade, my friends and I used to use a secret cypher for passing messages to one another. The way I remember it, it was very simple, but only we knew how it worked. read more

Common Core math problems

I'm not thrilled with Common Core either, but it's not because of the math. read more

Scheduling and automating tweets

Yesterday, I had a quick Twitter discussion with Calvin Lee and Donna White and this tweet... read more

Are you ready for the truth?

I did not have a movie review queued up for this week, but I was inspired by my web notes today to review a movie I saw a long time ago. read more

The Bible Tells Me So

This is one of those books I wish all of my Christian friends would read. read more

The Bible is misrepresented

Just before Christmas, Newsweek published an article titled The Bible: So Misunderstood It's a Sin. The article stirred up quite a bit of controversy and more than a few Christain bloggers wrote a reaction or clarification piece. read more

What kind of Christian are you?

I read something yesterday and the timing could not have been more perfect - for two reasons. read more

Read Across America

Today is Read Across America Day which falls on the birthday of Dr. Seuss. read more

Facebook suicide prevention tools

Facebook announced in a blog post yesterday that it would be rolling out new tools aimed at helping friends get help for friends they fear might be contemplating suicide. Like most things Facebook - or most things generally, I guess - I was skeptical at first, but it didn't take long for the idea to grow on me. read more

Saying goodbye to Feedburner

After years of using Feedburner, I've decided to give up on it. read more

Our ideas about God

I saw a nakedpastor drawing a while back that reminded me of a couple of posts I wrote almost four years ago read more

Follow your effort

If you were watching the Oscars last night, like I was, you may have seen a new Apple ad featuring voiceover by Martin Scorsese. I was fortunate enough to be in the audience when he gave that speech, and while it was a long speech packed with lots of great inspirational stories, the beginning of that ad features one of my favorite parts. read more

Life doesn't give you bumpers

It's no secret we're huge movies fan at our house. Every year, we try to see all of the nominated films before the Oscars. Some years, we have just a few to see. Other years, like this one, we have to really scramble to see them all. read more

Does this mean we're not getting a dog

Several years ago, we started a fun family tradition of seeing all of the Oscar nominated short films over one weekend. read more

Fifty Years of Wedded Bliss

If dad were here today, that's what he would have said. If mom were here, she would have laughed and rolled her eyes. read more

Einstein - His Life and Universe

As I mentioned a few days ago, the work of Albert Einstein has had a significant impact on my thinking, even though, until recently, I didn't know much about him apart from his work - and some assumptions about his religious and political views. read more