The Blog.

For the Joy of Lucille.

The joy of Lucille is infectious. “She’s the life of the party,” they say. “Your mom has the best laugh,” I hear. “She’s the happiest person on the floor.” The […]

Her Outrageous Family.

“It’s family,” she said with a shrug. Looking in her eyes I knew exactly what Amanda meant. What she didn’t say, what she couldn’t say was “Hey, it’s family, so […]

Mother Smudger.

“We’re smudging,” he said loudly. His friends nodded in bobble-headed agreement as if we needed convincing. Daniel and I shrugged in unison. We’d just come down a long hill on the […]


Some people dip their toes when trying something new. I cannonball. All in or all out. This approach works well for me in things like getting healthy, learning software, or […]

30 Days of No Hustle.

On January 4, 2016 I was supposed to start Jon Acuff’s 30 Days of Hustle Challenge. It seemed like the right thing to do. I love Acuff’s writing style, sense of humor, and social […]