Monday, March 12, 2018


Yesterday at Richard's church (actually, it's Jesus's, but it's the group Richard meets with) the class was doing a hermeneutics study on "vision" and"perish" as used in Proverbs 29:18.

Where there is no revelation(vision), people (perish)cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.

Great class, I learned a bunch!
Then Avery and I headed up to Harding...a place I haven't been to in twenty years.  It's was odd and yet nice to be back.  Much has indeed changed but for the most part, it felt the same.  After a few hours I was wanting to get off campus and do something, just like I used to feel every day I was there.  There's so much energy and yet....
Avery will do well there if that's the route she chooses as she is not me in the ways that would make her frustrated with Harding.  It's a fantastic place if it fits you.  
Bumped into some Cincinnati peeps too.  Today I leave the Burtons and after the big scholarship interview, it's nine hours back to Cincinnati.  Should be a good day!

Friday, March 09, 2018

Drove to Paducah,
I love a good haiku-ah,
And rhyming too-ah.
Ave and I had great conversation on the drive down here, I didn't realize how much she picks up on and all the little things she remembers from when she was small that I thought she didn't.  She's fun to hang out with and I'm going to really miss her this fall.
Al and his friends are weird and they eat constantly but they are great to have around, especially without having Midwestern boys constantly around anymore.  It's srange but nice to be a more normal family for a bit.

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Digital Dust

There was a time, before facebook was big, when I would record my thoughts and images and poetry on this blog.  Now it feels like visiting an old school or a closed down factory that I used to work at.  It seems like a lifetime away.  There are great advantages to FB and Instagram but there is a big disadvantage too.  With a blog, you are writing for yourself, it’s your diary, your personal log.  Sure some people will look and comment and say “that’s nifty” or whatever but the purpose of a blog, for me, is for me. 
I look back at the old posts and it’s incredibly interesting to me…I doubt it’s possible to be as interesting to others.  Now I find myself missing that candid expression that blogging used to provide.  Facebook is too public.  I have 814 friends on Facebook and I don’t for a minute believe I actually know them all.  Some are old acquaintances that I never bothered to DE-FRIEND. 
I find myself feeling less and less free to express what I want on such a massively auto-broadcasted forum.  I speak a certain way to the kids that I’ve helped get through abusive childhoods, and a different way to the buddies that I went to college or high school with.  My tone and vocabulary is different if I’m speaking with my in-laws compared to an old co-worker. 
So I think I just might go ahead and blow some of the digital dust off of this outdated blog and see what I might have to say these days…to me.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Monday, August 16, 2010

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Kari's Wedding

Kari's wedding was awesome! Nashville is NOT under water, everybody check it out! We stayed at the Hermitage Hotel which is a 100 year old FIVE STAR awesome place. (Thanks Rick!)
Alec and Avery danced like they were in a competition or something, all of these people came up to me and wanted to know what's up with our kids having the crazy-wack-pimpin' moves. We all know they get their sweet moves from Erin, I've only got one move: the worm.
Also Alec was singing "BOUNCE with me BOUNCE with me...jicka-jicka-jicka BOUNCE with me BOUNCE with me!" And he told everyone it was from some rapper named JAY-Z PENNEY.
We're still unpacking here in Ohio, updates to follow...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Getting ready for the move

Headin' to Ohio in case you haven't heard, now we can actually announce it. Film at 11:00.