Boys to Men: Hip Bar Mitzvah Video
I’ve got a 9-year old son who is itching on the inside to become a man. He tries to talk in a deep voice, give advice to everyone, including our pets, and volunteer for all the “heavy lifting” chores around…
"We'll Pay You Cash For Well-Behaved Kids!"
Think parenting is a thankless job? Well, think again. Or, better yet…stop thinking and go out to eat at Sogno di Vino, an Italian restaurant in Poulsbo, Washington. Laura and Chris King took their three children out to eat at…
When Placing Second Is Winning
On the night of one of our nation’s most polemical events of the year, it’s nice to hear a story of kindness that we can all stand and clap for. On December 2, 2012, Ivan Fernandez Anaya, a long distance…
What's The Deal…My Marriage Isn't Relational Bliss?
Sometimes things that are meant to do one thing do the opposite. Take the device that caused the power outage at the Super Bowl—it was a relay switch designed to prevent power outages. Another seemingly backwards design flaw happens in…
Men, Friendship, and Swimming Upstream
Each man needs a solid brother or two, yet this type of friendship isn’t easy to cultivate today. When the television was invented and placed in every house on the block, men began to spend less time outside. Personal computers…
Truth…It's Just Crazy Enough It Might Work
Want to do something refreshing? Want to get noticed? Want to stand out? Turns out, one of the most radical, off-the-wall strategies out there involves representing yourself accurately. Wall Street receives hundreds of applications for interns every year. Each applicant…
Six Of My Favorite Story Songs (Videos)
We’re in the dead of winter, and the hand-chapping winds outside have invited themselves inside through every crack and seam in this old house. Nothing fights back the chill and warms a room like a good story, so I’m sharing…
Dr. King – A Painfully Uncomfortable Example
Like us all, yet in his own, serious ways, Martin Luther King, Jr. was a flawed man. Yet, he is one of my heroes. What I most admire about him is his courage to speak the truth in love,…
Clicking Parties and Other Milestones
Our youngest daughter, Claire, has had a hard time learning to read. Our first two children took to books like honeybees to flowers, but their sister has had a harder time locating the nectar. Awhile back, my wife, Jamie, told…
BOOK TRAILER for "Man on the Run"
Here’s the video book trailer for “Man on the Run.” Check it out, and then leave me a message and let me know what you think!