Ballard quits NFL for good…reasons

By Zeke Pipher on October 1, 2013

I read a great Man on the Run-type of story this week: Minnesota Vikings’ standout, Christian Ballard, just quit the NFL. A 24-year-old man living his childhood dream and making almost $700,000/yr. walked away from professional sports. Why? Other things…

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5 Dumb Things I Did (Or Almost Did) In Past 10 Days

By Zeke Pipher on December 20, 2012

1. Chased a mouse in my boot: On Monday night, I slipped on my Muck Boots to grab some wood for the fireplace. When I stepped into the garage, I heard a squeak. Another mouse, you’ve got to be kidding…

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Becoming a Palpable Presence in Our Children's Lives

By Zeke Pipher on September 6, 2012

Some dads are present sometimes. Some are absent. And then some are palpable presences in their children’s lives. I love how Nathan Miller describes Theodore Roosevelt’s father in his book, Theodore Roosevelt: A Life: No one had a greater influence…

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Teaching Kids To Be Busy

By Zeke Pipher on July 28, 2012

What’s the main thing we’re passing on to our children? A conversation I had with a friend, Doug, a few weeks ago nailed me to the wall and raised an important question. Doug and I had been playing basketball with…

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