Tension Between the Times

They say, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” And most likely, if you are reading this email, you are probably sitting somewhere between the r...

Game Changer

This past week I asked several people around the office about the biggest “game changer” they had ever experienced in their life. I extended the conve...

Men and Women

When I was growing up, my hat mattered. As a kid, I was convinced that the jagged peaks of sweat and soil on my much-used baseball hat told the wor...

Bodybuilding with Tongues

This Saturday is Halloween. For most children, it’s a day to get candy because of (or in spite of!) their playful costumes. As we grow older, howev...

A Still More Excellent Way

What are some of the non-negotiable, essential rules in your home?   Respect others? Always make your bed? Beeeeeeeeeeee humble? (T...

Body Parts

Imperfect noses. Love handles. Overgrown eyebrows. We all have parts of our bodies we wish were a bit... different. On the other hand, we ...

Table Talk

Have you ever had the feeling that something was missing? For me, I have that feeling pretty much every day. Hardly a day goes by when I haven’t found...

Know Your Cuts of Meat

At one time, our American dietary vocabulary was pretty simple. Food was “good” or it was “fast” or it was sometimes “organic.” These days, however...

Freedom & Culture

In 2012 the Women’s Olympic Marathon was won in the record time of 2:23:07 by Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia. That is a pace of 5:28 per mile for 26.2 miles–...

Grace in Your Place

When was the last time someone asked you for advice? For me, the requests are pretty frequent, especially in the last 18 months since I became the ...