Me Stuck with Me

The odd medicine of solitude

Vineyards

I took a vacation. It wasn’t much of one. Only 48 hours or so. I had to take a couple of calls during that time (a pastorcation). But, I took one. Just me. My family is scattered abroad for another several days, and I had planned to spend the time with them. But, they weren’t […]

How to Change the World by Scaring It

Coercion Isn't Leadership

the scream child

These days, there is a formula for trying to affect change in the world. Scare people. Scare people. I mean, really scare them. Do whatever you can to make people uncomfortable with who they are, where they are, and what they are. If that doesn’t work, label them. Anxiety is powerful emotion, and one that […]

My Summer Reading List – 2015

Let's Read Something Together

Summer Reading List

Yesterday was Memorial Day, which really inaugurates Summer. The wate rparks open. The weather changes. School is almost out. With apologies to Christmas, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Summer is the best time of year. Beach. BBQ…and books. I read as many books in the summer as I do the rest of […]