Behind the scenes in bourbon country

I’m not intending to do anything unsavory. I’m just going to poke my head in to see the barrels. I’ve got time to kill before the tasting. The rest of the group is still in the gift shop. I’m walking back from dropping some goods off at the car and I see the door to […]

What I’ve learned in the past 14,600 days

What I’ve learned in the past 14,600 days, in no particular order… I’ve learned that being completely alone seems to be the worst thing. I’ve learned that being a parent teaches you new levels of love. I’ve learned there are some things you can’t explain, like love. I’ve learned that people take baseball quite seriously. I’ve […]

I saw a man sitting on a bench

I saw a man sitting on a bench today. I was walking in to a lunch spot I frequent. The place where I get the quarts of chicken and rice soup. The same soup that I once spilled in the rain when the brown paper bag gave out on my way back to the office. […]

Time is a river

Time is a river that never stops flowing. It carries us all onward to wherever we’re headed. While we all share in this river, we travel to different destinations. And every one of us arrives, every time. Therefore the question isn’t will we arrive. The question we should be asking is where is this river […]

I hear a herd ahead

I think I hear a herd ahead. Indeed I definitely do. Though I could feel it long before I could ever hear it. The trembling of the earth that comes before. Like thunder is to lighting. And it felt so far off. Now it’s close enough to see. You can watch as it approaches. Like […]

Finding out for ourselves

There’s a story about a man and a woman who live in a garden. They’re placed in this garden by their maker who tells them they can eat from any tree. But not that one over there. That one’s off limits. Unless you want to die. At first they’re okay with the prohibition. Until they meet […]

Carrying soup on a rainy day

The forecast is calling for rain on and off today. So I stop at the car on my way out of the office to grab my umbrella. I’m going to walk a couple of blocks for soup. I make it all the way to the restaurant without having to open it. I head straight to […]

Sitting by the middle school pool

Adeline loves to swim. A couple years ago she declared that she was going to join the swim team. She was 7. So we informed her she’d need to qualify. Which meant joining a swim program that offered a team and the lessons she’d need along the way. After the first session (a few months […]

The perfect idea

  An idea can be perfect in your mind. But it will never be perfect when incarnated in the world. It can’t be. But if we expect it to be then we will always be chasing something that can never be caught. Because the laws of nature don’t apply in your imagination. So anything could […]