Hats Off To You, Boston P.D.!
We live under a blanket of protection; a strong, thick cover of safety provided by local heroes – men and women who risk their lives every day so that we can enjoy ours in comfort and peace. We send our… Read More
Sandhill Crane Migration
Each March and April, half a million Sandhill cranes migrate through a stretch of Nebraska west of our house. Our family sat in a blind at the Rowe Sanctuary last night and watched several thousand of these cranes fly back… Read More
Have you ever been pinned down and unable to do anything? I had a friend, Doug, who could grow a Zac-Brown-type beard in 10th grade. He could also bench 250-lbs and throw other 10th-graders around like rag dolls. I’ll never… Read More
"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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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! Read More