Here we are in the middle of Banned Books Week (September 21-27), where librarians, teachers, and avid readers from across the globe are celebrating the books which have been censored throughout history and their right to read and think about whatever they wish. This may not seem important to you… unless you’ve been in […]Read more "Banned Books Week: My Story of Censorship"
This is a photo of me riding a zip line over the Smoky Mountains…it was breathtaking, but in this picture I’m feeling disappointed that the experience was over so quickly! What can I say? I didn’t want it to end! “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who […]Read more "Wordless Wednesday – “Holding On For Dear Life”"
“The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9Read more "Wordless Wednesday – Following the Track Laid Before Me"
“Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.” Isaiah 40:31Read more "Wordless Wednesday – Soaring Above the Smokies"
I don’t know which is scarier… the T-Rex or my former hair style! :Ob Just a few short years ago, I surprised my wife with a last-minute weekend getaway to New York for our anniversary. It felt so adventurous to just throw some clothes in a backpack, hop on a plane, and go see […]Read more "Throwback Thursday – Escape to New York!"
The soft Tuscan sun warms my face, enhancing the beauty of my wife’s smile with its gentle glow. She closes her eyes and inhales deeply, drinking in the scent of honeysuckle and fresh-baked stromboli, hot out of the oven. Without a care in the world, she lies back in the wooden gondola and lets her […]Read more "Writing 101 – Day Two: Escape to Venice…"
A picture of me standing on top of the William Wallace Memorial in Stirling, Scotland, overlooking one of the battlefields where Wallace fought for freedom. So it turns out time machines do exist… Any musician will tell you that music offers the ability to transport its listeners to another place and time, allowing you to […]Read more "Revisiting Scotland: The Gift (and Curse) of Musical Time Travel"
Mars One, a privately funded Dutch project, plans to send the first group of humans to the Planet Mars in the year 2023. Due to the physiological changes this trip would make to one’s body and the length of time it takes to get there, however, this will be a one-way trip. Right now […]Read more "M: Martian Sunset – How Far Would You Go to See It?"
When my wife and I spent the weekend at Niagara Falls a few years ago, I wasn’t sure what I was expecting. I remember being surprised, however, when we got to the falls and found hundreds of people standing in absolute silence. No one said a word – they just stared, spellbound, at the 3,160 […]Read more "Niagara Falls Rainbow: Unending Promise"
For a recent anniversary, my wife and I took a road trip to the Grand Canyon, which was everything we dreamed it would be. The breathtaking views and endless horizons left us spellbound, but the highlight of the trip was watching the sun set over the canyon walls. There is just something magical about sunsets. […]Read more "Grand Canyon Sunset: A Glimpse of the Divine"