November 6, 2019

People who fix things are rare. Whether it's a broken machine or a broken company, it takes a combination of skills and qualities to fix it right.

November 5, 2019

Amidst all the intergenerational gnashing of teeth, maybe a little mutual gratitude would calm things down.

September 18, 2019

"My 'kairos moment' does not reconcile the brokenness of our Church…but it does affirm that our Church is bigger and stronger than its weakest, most horrific parts.&qu...

August 30, 2019

Excellence is virtuous. It's habituated, near-perfect effort, blended with the humility of knowing that perfection is always just out of reach.

August 15, 2019

"…Elegant writing that captures the minor revelations of everyday experiences."

July 26, 2019

A transcript of Two minutes in the mini-van on the way home from summer camp, in the company of three children.

June 28, 2019

It’s hard to give clear thought to what caused a fire when we’re in the midst of putting it out. But afterward, when the flames are extinguished and the smoky remains crumble under...

April 10, 2019

One of the most vital purposes of education is to develop both the ability and the will to exercise good judgment—not to inculcate the avoidance of judgment.

March 11, 2019

To love something or someone means to invest work in it, and because of that, the things we like least about ourselves and others probably need the most love.

February 5, 2019

It's important to let the first draft be the first draft. To acknowledge that it's going to be a mess—that it's supposed to be a mess.

December 24, 2018

Roll the dice and don't buy that extended warranty coverage, unless...

December 22, 2018

There are a lot of stories in the papers these days about well-intentioned programs designed to get boys to act less like boys and more like girls. These are misguided at best and...

December 13, 2018

Christmas music covers a lot of ground. But for me, there's one song that rises above the rest, both in beauty and meaning.

December 6, 2018

"...although we wouldn’t have labeled it at the time, we worked our way through some really powerful moral quandaries. And we did it together, making eye contact, talking in e...

December 6, 2018

We are both potential and kinetic energy. We have so much potential, but we're also alive, now. We're already living out our story, now.

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