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Viva La Vida

It has been a full and demanding week for me. I was at my office until 9 PM and was…
November 27, 2013

Seeing People

During this Thanksgiving Day week here in the United States, I am reminded of an anecdote I ran across some…
November 26, 2013

Never Enough

This fading picture is of my mother and her three sons, from about 1966.  It was in the boxes of…
November 25, 2013


Everyone 55 or older remembers it—remembers where they were when they heard that President Kennedy had been shot. That the…
November 23, 2013

Moral Injury

A week ago was Veterans Day, an occasion to honor and thank those who’ve served in our armed forces. Along…
November 18, 2013

Love Reality

Yesterday the staff of the Chimes, Calvin College’s student newspaper, released their weekly issue with a special insert called “Listen…
November 16, 2013