This is the second annual installment of my year in books. It was a year characterized by fits, starts, and perseverance (which, come to think of it, would describe most of my reading years). Best reads The following were the most meaningful reads of the year. These were meaningful in the sense that they challenged… Continue reading Books of 2019
As I look back on 2018, it has been a year filled with mind-expanding books. The volume of books available is incredible and I appreciate when others help me cull to those books that I might find valuable. As such, this is my attempt to contribute to that effort. For those of you that follow… Continue reading 2018: The year in books
This has been quite a year. I have been in 8 countries on 4 continents. My second daughter turned 1 and my oldest daughter turned three. My wife and I celebrated 8 years of marriage. I started using a "real" camera (my Nikon V1) this year instead of only utilizing my iPhone. The content on… Continue reading Looking back to look ahead.
Periodically I write an "Observation" post because, let's be honest, one can only read about ( and I can only write about) iPhoneography so often. Now that I think of it, I have not written anything in quite awhile. I once attempted to be a musician. I am no longer a musician. Nonetheless, I love… Continue reading A post that has nothing to do with iPhoneography. Miracles. Do. Happen.
Folks - It's September and that means it is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. My wife works at the Aflac Cancer Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and they put together this video highlighting the beautiful faces of their patients that I wanted to share. Cancer remains the leading cause of death in children by disease in… Continue reading Cure
I am fortunate enough to be friends with Chris Ferebee. Chris is a composer currently working in Oxford, England. For a reason yet unbeknownst, he asked me to work with him on a project. I wrote a few texts to accompany songs in a cycle he has entitled Eclogues. While over the in the UK… Continue reading Father’s field
One thing I have quickly learned during my rather Crusade like march through iPhoneography is that volume typically leads to quality. I am not a trained photographer (I know this may come as a deep shock to many of you but we must all steady ourselves and take face towards the truth). I find my… Continue reading The B-side
So there we were. I was project manager. My right and left hand folks were pitching the idea. I liked where their heads were at (nod to @atltsx). It made sense. We had the perfect plan for the best Lego diving board ever. We threw ourselves into it, Totus Porcus. And that was just it.… Continue reading The Lego Project
This last summer I was able to spend time with my daughter and it was very different from time we have spent together before. This may be because she has yet to reach her second year but nonetheless three things were illuminated in my mind (a mind which seems to be quite dimly lit in… Continue reading To the Dads with Daughters
This is an intense blog-off post in response to a challenge issued to myself and @matthewldonald by @atltsx. It will determine who is the better blogger and the loser will never blog again (The last statement was a blatant lie aimed at heightening your anticipation and, given your obvious love and devotion to "a blog",… Continue reading A blog-off: 1 guy. 10 Gifts < $10 each
A red shoebox worn with the years was being passed amongst the family in a grandmother's living room. The shoebox contained an assortment of small and seemingly irrelevant mementos from a grandfather's life. The possessions of consequence were dealt with previously. These were just the knickknacks. A replica confederate bank note found at any Civil War… Continue reading The watch
Here is the second installment of text I have written in connection with a project I am working on with @theferebee. It feels like the parachute opened, albeit with some tangles in the lines. Text No. 2© Cap cinched tight on my brow My mother's cross tucked in the pocket over my heart “Take this… Continue reading Text No. 2
On a rather lengthy drive to the lake this week my wife and I entered into a riveting conversation about transportation. Oddly romantic I know. This quickly morphed into a discussion of what transportation you would utilize each day of the week assuming you had the unlimited resources, which surprisingly we happen to possess (the… Continue reading A Week of Transportation
This is a guest post from my wonderful wife. Powerful. If this does not move you, you might check your pulse for signs of life. This past Tuesday was my first day back to work after a three month maternity leave. In case you don't know what I do, I am a nurse at the… Continue reading Celebrating Hope. Fighting for CURE!
And there I was, sitting on the couch in all my Saturday morning glory circa 2008 with remote in hand. Click, click, click. I land on FSN which happened to be running a P90x infomercial. Fitness infomercials hold a special place in my heart given the joy provided when absurd claims are made by a… Continue reading Why P90x Works for Me
"College football in the South is huge." Herein lies one of the larger understatements of the 21st century. It's fans demonstrate their fervor in ways that may seem alarming to the outsider. The following are but a few examples: While 99.9% of the Southern populous attended a big football school and are absolutely rabid fans… Continue reading A Guide to College Football in the South (if you did not go to a big football school)