Dispatches To My Children
If I die today, what will my young children have to know how much I loved them? A young father's death moved me to write them these letters.
What I Learned While Trout Fishing in Arkansas
Reflecting on my five days on the Spring River, I realize why I didn't write this story earlier: the fishing was only part of the joy of the trip.
A People-First Approach to Storytelling: My First PechaKucha
Watch or read my recent presentation on storytelling and the hero's journey for the PechaKucha portion of UT's annual communications conference.
On Flat Tires
What happens when even small things go wrong unexpectedly, and how I'm teaching myself to respond.
A Thousand Minutes
A poem I wrote for my wife about the days leading up to our first date.
How I Write: Deeply Rooted
What do you do with the parts of a story that don't fit? A lesson on preserving structure and killing darlings from my profile of filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon.
36 Hours of Soccer in Orlando
A meandering reflection of my third wedding anniversary spent at stadiums with the only woman to ever fully accept my obsession with the beautiful game.
An Olympic Hero's Journey: Matthias Steiner
When tragedy strikes, do you give up on the journey? Or do you move forward with a new fire inside of you? Austrian-German weightlifter Matthias Steiner's response will put tears in your eyes.
The Redemption Song of Lionel Messi
The world's greatest soccer player and the power of memories.
Not So Different After All
It's easy to think we're fundamentally different from our families. Listen to their stories, and you may find out you aren't that different at all.