On Asperger Syndrome and Broken Hearts

Our son, Mattias, is eight years old. Everyone thinks their kid is special, and in a lot of ways, he’s just a regular kid. He loves fart jokes, enjoys riding his scooter and is obsessed with video games. But we’ve known he was different from a very early age. Mattias started reading almost as soon [Read More...]

Attending Your Own Funeral

I’ve been writing this week about inspired vision and embracing radical change even in the face of the death of present systems. But the experience is different when applying the same principles to our own lives. The following is taken from my upcoming memoir, PregMANcy, due out in a few weeks. The setting is about [Read More...]

Witnessing God in a Bloody Face

When your three-year-old daughter walks into your room at 2:30 in the morning covered in blood, it’s pretty much enough to freak you out. Baby Zoe (I know she hardly qualifies as a baby at three, but that’s what she is, and always will be, to me) is my quiet, serene child. Anyone who has [Read More...]

Same Old Sh*t (part 2 of 2)

I posted part one yesterday of “Same Old Shit,” excerpted from my upcoming memoir, PregMANcy: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date. Following is part two of this chapter, but in case you haven’t checked out the first half yet, read this first. “I have to wash my hands,” said Mattias. “They’re sticky [Read More...]

Same Old Sh*t (Part 1 of 2)

Piatt.Pregmancy

My memoir on faith, family and fatherhood called [Read more...]

Early Buzz for PregMANcy (and a free book offer)

I’m getting seriously excited about the release of my memoir, PregMANcy: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date, coming in February. First off, we’re looking for bloggers interested in reading the book for a possible review. If you’re down, email me and let me know a few things like: *Your audience and estimated [Read More...]

Who’s Your Daddy? (Excerpted from PregMANcy)

With less than two months until PregMANcy, my memoir on family, faith and fatherhood hits, I thought I’d start offering some sneaks peeks from time to time of the kinds of stories you’ll find in it. Following is from a chapter called “Who’s Your Daddy?” which took place with some pretty interesting kids that we [Read More...]

When Legislating Morality Falls Short

I was doing my daily browsing of blogs, catching up on the news and opinions of the day, when I came across a piece with which I found some real resonance. Morgan Guyton, a Methodist pastor, wrote a reflection on why the recent “personhood amendment” failed in, of all places, Mississippi. Anyone who follows politics [Read More...]


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