"I cried myself to sleep last night." My wife sent me that text one morning. This is an alarming text to get from your wife. Immediately, I started wondering what I had done wrong. When she finally explained, she told me that she was missing the "I didn't want anything" calls. For years, my wife's … Continue reading I Didn’t Want Anything
One of my favorite arguments for God's existence comes from philosopher Peter Kreeft. It is his "argument from Bach." The music of Bach exists.This proves that there is a God.You either get this or you don't. Basically, Kreeft is making an aesthetic argument for God. There are certain things about the beauty of music like … Continue reading Baseball Exists. Therefore, God Exists.
In one small way it was kind of a sad Christmas. This year we made the tough choice to get my son a phone for Christmas. Leading up to Christmas, I felt like virtually every parent in The Christmas Story telling Ralphie that he's not ready for that Red Ryder BB gun. "You'll become a mindless drone … Continue reading keeping devices in their place
Recently, our culture has become rather obsessed with turning "Merry Christmas" into some bizarre political football. This was the year where seemingly every issue or special interest quickly morphed into an obsession over night only to dissipate into vapor mere days later. In a year of the silly, ridiculous, and borderline insane the Trumped up … Continue reading how to have a happy new year
One of my favorite moments of the summer happened just last week. Some of my favorite memories growing up involved summer vacations spent all over the country sleeping in an old (air-conditionless) pop-up camper. My parents indoctrinated us with the belief very young that this is how "real families" vacationed. We weren't soft, hotel-people who … Continue reading putting technology in its place (and why you need to go camping)
What follows is something deeply personal. Last weekend I had the chance to attend a father/son retreat called Modern Day Knights with my 12 year old. It was really a fantastic experience for both of us for so many reasons. I've been really introspective lately about what it means to be a dad and to … Continue reading a letter to my son