May 25 was a wonderful day in Argentina, filled with national pride in a country that struggles with more economic hardship than we do and a government more self-serving than our own. Continue reading on pride of place
This week NPR’s This American Life retracted a story about human rights abuses by Apple in China. The story “contained significant fabrications,” they said. They are sorry they aired it. But the truth is, they wanted it to be true. Continue reading on journalism and empathy
I believe higher education is in a desperate, unsustainable state. I also believe in the liberal arts. Being part of the solution is important to me. Continue reading rethinking the university
I’m listing a couple of speaking engagements here. Partly so you can come if you are nearby and have time. And partly so you will think of me if you need a speaker sometime. I’m always interested in talking about writing, faith, family and, or course, Santa. Continue reading save the date
Facebook updates are not the key to your future or your success. What you need is more long form reading in an age of Twitter.
Continue reading read more, write more
As a kid I might have wished I had found the perfect shark eye (moon snail) along the beach, or had finished a conversation with a girl I met on the pier without sounding like an idiot. And nothing has changed but my list. Continue reading the end of summer
My wife used to teach a neighborhood Bible study for kids in which none of the kids knew a single Christmas carol or had ever read a Bible. In fact, they could barely read at all. Continue reading Jesus loves the little children