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Bird Watch

Bird Watch

It’s not unusual, when meeting a new acquaintance who is discovering that I speak professionally, for them to respond, “you must fly a lot.” I simply smile and answer, yes. Yet, technically, I don’t fly at all … I ride a lot. Birds fly. I don’t. I just wish I could....
Sound Check

Sound Check

Over the last couple of years, I’ve become a big fan of something I never imagined. Audio books. I have always been the kind of reader who likes to dissect the pages of book. I go through a lot of highlighters in great books. I underline, use asterisks, and make...
Sticky Business

Sticky Business

Plastic bins can make for an efficient means of storage. Especially when you buy a number of them at the same time … all the same size and designed to nicely stack one on top of the other. I recently bought a lot of those bins. The containers have dark grey bottoms...
Accountable to Love

Accountable to Love

It was meant to be a practical question yet led to an unintended realization. A dozen years ago, my publicist Nanette Noffsinger was preparing me for a media tour for the launch of my first book, Silent Alarm. As we sat in a crowded Nashville coffee shop, she said,...
Questioning the Unquestionable

Questioning the Unquestionable

If you could question one thing that seems to be unquestionable, what would that one thing be? I’m not talking about the kind of inquiry that provides some additional data. Or even incremental insight. I’m talking about the kind of question that has the potential to...
Beyond the Comforter

Beyond the Comforter

Who doesn’t want to stay under a cozy comforter just a few more moments during these cold winter mornings of the year? The name of this cover-up is so fitting … so comforting. Snug and tucked-in seems so perfect. And it is perfect up to a point. And then, it no longer...