The night before something big is to happen in my life, I don’t sleep very well. My mind can’t stop doing summersaults and my body can’t get comfortable. I know I’m not alone in this sort of night-before, anxiety-based alertness, but knowing it happens to other people doesn’t help me get to sleep. This state […]Read more "The Night Before New York"
When I was little, going to my grandma’s house actually felt like the song; Over the river and through the woods. My paternal grandparents lived about an hour north of us and on holidays, we made the drive up to visit them. There’s something dreamlike about driving off to grandma’s house to stay for a […]Read more "A Moment of Living Magic"
This morning as I sat quietly on the train reading a book about prayer, a tall woman got on at 103rd and stood in front of me. She looked like Dorothy Zbornak if Dorothy had survived a long bout with cancer and was entering the world again for the first time. Her cloudy grey hair […]Read more "Collecting Things"
This morning, an acquaintance asked me, “What did you think of the Oscar results?” I answered, “I think La La Land should have won.” “What?!” he said. I answered, “For me, it was the best picture of not only this year but the past few years.” He became unreasonably irritated. “How could you say that? […]Read more "Letting the echoes go"
“My vision for Liberty is to position it as a pre-eminent Christian athletic program in America and garner the same type of appeal among the Christian community as Notre Dame achieves among the Catholic community and BYU garners from the Mormons.” Ian McCaw, the former athletic director of my alma mater, Baylor University, has accepted […]Read more "Thoughts on Baylor, Liberty & Falwell’s failure"