On Going Viral

Well, this has been interesting. As of right now, my post on “Why I am a Christian Democrat” has nearly 30,000 Facebook “likes” and almost 350 comments. This has never happened to me before. It’s exciting, gratifying, and a little exhausting. The gratifying part: I’ve heard (on the blog and privately) from many people who [Read More...]

Basic Info for New Readers Who Read About Me in the Hartford Courant

The photo accompanying the Courant column. Is it just me, or do Daniel and Leah (in back) have a sort of Addams family look to them? Need to tell them to lighten up a bit...

Hartford  Courant columnist Rick Green featured me and my book, No Easy Choice: A Story of Disability, Parenthood, and Faith in an Age of Advanced Reproduction, in a column in today’s paper. He and I had a long and far-ranging conversation last week; I am grateful for his time and attention, and the way he [Read More...]

About Me

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I’ve decided the best way to introduce myself and what I write about is to explain the tagline that appears in my blog header: “Parenthood, disability, ethics, and the crooked way of grace.” That said, I’m going to start by discussing a term that doesn’t actually appear in the tagline: faith. My faith perspective underlies [Read More...]

A Fresh Start

Welcome to my new blog here on Patheos! The time is right for me to go in some new directions with blogging, and I’m excited that the folks at Patheos invited me to do so here, in the company of so many other great writers. I encourage you to check out the company I’m keeping [Read More...]


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