Do any happy people do this thing?

Yesterday I started reading Kamal Ravikant’s book, Rebirth: A Fable of Love, Forgiveness, and Following Your Heart. From the book summary: After the death of his estranged father, Amit takes his parent’s ashes to the Ganges to fulfill a deathbed promise. Instead of returning home, he wanders, his pain and …

Today I am…

Today is January 20, 2017, the Inauguration Day when Donald J. Trump has taken the oath of office and become the 45th President of the United States. This is a day fraught with emotion for many people, so I want to record my thoughts for today. Today I am… …convinced …

2017 Reading Challenge

Tim Challies has issued the 2017 Christian Reading Challenge, “designed to help you read more and to broaden the scope of your reading.” In the challenge, Tim provides suggestions in a checklist format of different types of books to read. The challenge offers four levels: The Light Reader — read …

Favorite Christmas Recordings

A friend recently asked me about some of my favorite Christmas recordings, to help them find new music, so I’ll list them here. I’ve decided to at least sort these into “vocal” and “instrumental” categories, in case you’re unfamiliar with the artists. Instrumental Beegie Adair (jazz piano) Jazz Piano Christmas …

My Song in the Night

While I was in college, I had the privilege of singing in a collegiate choir. This choir introduced me to many excellent songs, many new experiences, and many wonderful people who are still friends today. One of the first songs that I learned — perhaps the very first song that …

Maya Angelou – Human Family

I note the obvious differences in the human family. Some of us are serious, some thrive on comedy. Some declare their lives are lived as true profundity, and others claim they really live the real reality. The variety of our skin tones can confuse, bemuse, delight, brown and pink and …