Reflections

Sep
10
Dispatches To My Children

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.
4 min read
Sep
05
What I Learned While Trout Fishing in Arkansas

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.
9 min read
Aug
15
On Flat Tires

On Flat Tires

What happens when even small things go wrong unexpectedly, and how I'm teaching myself to respond.
5 min read
Jul
12
The Redemption Song of Lionel Messi

The Redemption Song of Lionel Messi

The world's greatest soccer player and the power of memories.
5 min read
Jul
03
Not So Different After All

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.
6 min read
Jun
09
The Wonder of Ordinary

The Wonder of Ordinary

We say, "One person's trash is another person's treasure." I'm learning that ordinary stories are often the most powerful. You just have to pay attention.
3 min read
Jun
08
When Did We Lose Our Imaginations?

When Did We Lose Our Imaginations?

As the road to my dreams became more choked with obstacles, I abandoned it. I am fighting now to get my imagination back.
3 min read
Jun
01
Revisiting My Knoxville Soccer Culture Story

Revisiting My Knoxville Soccer Culture Story

A look back at my story on soccer culture in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2015.
2 min read
May
21
My New Observational Storytelling Project

My New Observational Storytelling Project

They say a picture's worth a thousands words. I'll take the words.
1 min read
May
18
The Directions Our Lives Go

The Directions Our Lives Go

A decade ago today I graduated college. My life looks nothing like I had imagined it. And that's okay.
3 min read