Salt In The Oats – Why I’m A Fan of Aimee Mann
One of the things I’m most grateful for about the Rabbit Room is the opportunity it affords me to have conversations about some of my more self-indulgent enthusiasms. Read More ›
And The Winner Is…
Congratulations to my little (but taller) brother, Andrew Peterson. The second book in his acclaimed Wingfeather Saga, North! Or Be Eaten, went into the ring tonight to contend for the 2010 Christy Award in Read More ›
3D Just Doesn’t Seem 3D to Me
It’s been a long time since I’ve written here– busy and filled with a lot of transition in my family’s life. We are in the process of relocating to Nashville, and we’re super excited about it. Read More ›
Planet Narnia? By Jove!
My friend Justin Taylor, over at a great blog called Between Two Worlds, recently posted this video about C.S. Lewis, and I thought you guys might find it as interesting as I did. Read More ›
The Chronicles of Resistance
You hear a word, see a color or come across a concept that, for you, is not part of your routine and suddenly you notice you can’t stop noticing it. It is everywhere: on everyone’s lips; on the morning news; now in the story you’ve Read More ›
Song of the Day: Andy Gullahorn
Once upon a time I was riding in a car full of working men (funny how that has a totally different Read More ›
Screwtape and MacDonald on Love and Marriage
From Screwtape: “The enchantment of unsatisfied desire produces results which the humans can be made to mistake for the results of charity. Avail yourself of the ambiguity in the word ‘Love’: let them think they have solved by Love Read More ›
A Free Song for Father’s Day
Here’s a song I wrote in 2003 as a new dad – I just came across my demo of it last night and thought I’d share it here for free. It’s an oldie, but I hope you like it! (I would probably write it differently now, Read More ›
Paint Cans: A Fable
There was this guy, and he cared about the environment. He never threw mostly-empty paint cans in the trash when he was finished with a painting project. “Paint is bad for the environment,” he said. “It goes in the landfill, it ends up Read More ›
There’s an aspect of writing that I often struggle with in which I find that my own style is reshaped by whatever or whomever I happen to be reading at the time. I’ll write a passage one day and when I peruse it the next I’ll discover Read More ›
Cue suspenseful music…
. . .because I’m about to post about the Twilight Series!
When you are finished gasping please note that no, I haven’t actually read them. No, I probably won’t. And no, I Read More ›
How Deep Is That River?
Mason Jennings. My favorite lately. His voice has an earnest, genuine, conversational tone. He manages to pierce the film that usually separates me from the recorded person. There’s a thrust and a glottal to his vocals that I can’t Read More ›