The Present Eternity
For the first time in weeks, I woke to the sun in my curtains, and it felt like the break of spring. It may be the Sunshine State, but chill and rain have pushed their way into Read More ›
Ellen and the Peacock, or “What if?”
Here’s Ellen and the Peacock, a piece I did a while back. (See the full image below). It’s story-ish looking (as most of my paintings tend to be) and so people naturally assume there’s a story that goes with it.
Process: Starting from Scratch
It occurred to me this morning that it might be helpful to think through one really annoying aspect of creative work, which is that every single time you sit down to make something, even if you’ve done this for years and know the Read More ›
“Ball,” he said, and he gestured to the heavens. I looked where my little boy was pointing and saw a full moon hanging high in the winter sky. Read More ›
Ink Between the Lines
Not a day goes by that I don’t look down and see it. Every day, at least one person asks about the symbol tattooed on my arm.
I’ve wanted to be a musician since I was a kid. Had posters on my walls of Jars of Clay and Steven Curtis Chapman (before I discovered Pearl Jam). I dreamed of playing arenas, being Read More ›
Garden Tomatoes and Rocket Ships
If all goes according to plan, in the fall I will be filling in for my colleague on sabbatical and teaching the course “Sustainability in Action” at Point Loma Nazarene University. The purpose of the course is “to equip us as scholars and citizens of the United Read More ›
How It All Ends: A Poem for Holy Saturday
I have to admit… Christmas is everyone’s favorite holiday (mine too), but something about the Lenten and Easter season feels deeper, more profound as I get older. Yet Read More ›
How Andrew and I Introduced Each Other to a Boy Named Janner
[Editor’s note: Rejoice, Kickstarter backers! The presses are rolling on The Warden and the Wolf King. We’ll send out a Kickstarter survey in the next few days to collect shipping addresses, so keep a close watch on your email.]
This isn’t a movie review, I’ll leave that to Thomas, but I do want to talk about my impressions of the film and hopefully start some (civil) discussion. It’s undoubtedly a film that challenges expectations and a lot of the comments and reactions I’ve seen online tell me Read More ›
Tremble – A Lenten Reflection
I love aspen trees. When I was a child, my dad often traveled on business and came home with gifts for us. I have abalone jewelry from New Zealand, traditional clothing from India, and coins and pottery from Guatemala. But one of my favorite keepsakes came from a place much less exotic.