• I Saw a Movie Tonight. In a Movie Theater.

    I sure didn’t expect to get a bit emotional tonight in the parking lot of the Queensgate 12 movie theaters, but I also didn’t expect to go 16 months without even being able to see a movie at a real theater. Such was the case tonight, though, as I walked out to my car after …

    April 23, 2021
  • A Healthy Attitude Toward Science and Faith

    Over the past 9-10 months, it’s been both sad and frustrating to see so many people trashing and mocking the scientific community. I see and hear it almost every day from people I respect. They mock science, scientists, doctors, and anyone who supports/believes what scientific and medical experts say. This seems to be borne of …

    January 31, 2021
  • Backyard Church, Every Morning

    I’ve been praying for you. Every morning for the past several months, come rain, shine, or snow, I spend a few moments standing out on our back patio, looking at the beautiful western views and having a little conversation with God. The back patio is my happy place. In the spring, summer, and fall, I …

    January 1, 2021
  • 2020 Was the Year

    It’s December 31. We have about 3.5 hours left in 2020 as I type this. As is often the case on New Year’s Eve, I’m in a reflective frame of mind. Aside from going to the occasional minor league hockey game, which is a Dec. 31 tradition in the Tri-Cities, I’ve never been much for …

    December 31, 2020
  • Kinda Proud of Myself for This Christmas Decoration Hack

    This photo above is from Christmas 2018 and shows what the front patio area of our house looks like in a normal year when I do the exterior Christmas decorations. I’ve skipped a couple years recently for personal reasons — including last year. With all that we’ve gone through in 2020, though, I was really …

    December 26, 2020
  • Politics Then. Politics Now.

    It’s the eve of what’s commonly being called “the most important election of our lives.” In addition to the non-stop encouragements to vote, the last couple months have also been filled with reminders for all of us to take care of ourselves, protect our mental health, to stay calm and control our emotions no matter …

    November 2, 2020