Makoto Fujimura first came across my radar over five years ago as World Magazine’s 2005 Daniel of the Year. His artwork was amazing, and as a new believer wrapping up my last year of architecture school it was encouraging to read the cover article on Makoto Fujimura, his […]
Why do I live in Ames? Where else can you read the headline from the local paper: Ames, ISU police wrangle runaway bovine, and be alerted of it on Twitter?
Officials with the Ames and Iowa State University police spent more than two hours chasing down a fugitive heifer […]
While the wife is a barista at the local coffee shop the boys and I are left to our own devices. Recently I picked up an idea for a fun activity to do with the boys from Abraham Piper, over at twentytwowords.com, called camera tag. We gave it a […]
There is a certain wisdom found in children somewhere between their unflinching faith and their brutal honesty. Sitting on the floor with my two boys my oldest exclaims, “Dad, your the best.” That’s not necessarily the wisdom part– stay with me. Since his mom was gone for the evening he […]
The rabbit hole I have recently found myself in is the world of the Pioneer Woman. If you haven’t heard of the Pioneer Woman, then I would question your knowledge of the internet itself. I have been enjoying her recipes, which my wife cooks to great success, for quite awhile now. My waistline can […]
I remember first learning the word sabbatical in 1991, the year Bill Watterson went on one. I still miss Calvin and Hobbes, and I really haven’t looked at a Sunday comic since its farewell in 1995. I respect Bill Watterson’s stance (which is why you don’t see a Calvin and Hobbes picture attached […]
And so it is August. As I sit comfortably inside the air conditioned house on a warm muggy evening I hear the muffled symphony of chirping crickets. Which reminds me of a minor confession I must get off my chest sometime before Summer comes to a close.
However, it […]