This…This is Water

Those who have spent any time with me know know that I draw a great deal from the life and the writing of David Foster Wallace. Without him ever knowing me, our lives became intertwined the day he committed suicide. The particulars of those events are relevant for this little story. What is important is […]

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“The Irrelevant Giant”

Every year, the NFL celebrates the last player taken in the draft. For most, that celebration is the last time they will be in the limelight. Not so for this player. Take 10 minutes to watch this video, and be reminded of what makes a life count. Read the full story at Grantland.

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Revelation Trail

A few years ago, a former colleague of mine started working on a little movie project. Before long, he had a big movie project. And now, well, he has this: Revelation Trail: You can check out the film’s YouTube site or it Facebook page.

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Helping Jay: Loveland’s Class of 1990

Greetings everyone: As you may have heard, our classmate Jay Napier was in an accident a little while back. He’s currently going through an extensive recovery, and the Class of 1990 (spearheaded by Michelle Kruse and Chrissy Kenyon) has been raising money to help his family offset the costs. We’ve got a few PayPal links […]

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Letter #1: To Our Dog Trainer

Rebecca, Maxx the dog, and I stopped into the Castleton PetSmart this morning to see our dog trainer. She’s been working with us for several months, and we’ve grown quite fond of her. While we’re taking a break from training because of life, we wanted her to know that we’d still swing by to see […]

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Day 52: As School Approaches…

While I don’t write about writing much anymore, I’ve been writing a ton every day. Unfortunately, none of the writing is on my writing projects. I’ve nearly finished my research proposal for graduate school (which involves writing a short novella), I’ve written scores of pages for my online classes, explaining the details of my assignments, […]

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Day 48: Run, Bike, CrossFit

Last Sunday, Rebecca and I decided we needed to kick our training up a notch. After all, we’d been going at CrossFit for about 2 1/2 months, and we were starting to feel…energized. If you’ve ever worked out for an extended period of time, you’ll understand that feeling. When you finish a hard workout, you […]

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