Break. It. Down.

My dad and I hunted for that particular refrigerator box all over the city. I had this fantastic idea that involved glow-in-the-dark paint, black butcher paper and blowing away the other kids in my science class. It all hinged on the box. My plan was to create a solar system room. As the cardboard door…

Coming in out of the wind

It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other larger, stronger, quieter…

who do you think you are?!

Today I’ve been hit with a mighty dose of the “Who-Do-You-Think-You-Are”s. You know what I mean; that familiar spirit that mocks you as you try to do anything outside of yourself… I’ve actually been waiting for him to show his ugly face. Last weekend I spent three days in Palm Springs with some of my…

Scared of Christmas

Josh and I were not planning on being in the Santa picture. Each year we herd our children to the local North Pole satellite location, so they can sit on Santa’s lap, smile and “say cheese.” They are then rewarded with a candy cane. This year turned out a little differently. Ezra was leery about…