Recommendation: Little Lakes Valley along Rock Creek, California

Talk about being surrounded by mountains!

The following photo shows my (much younger) daughter and (much younger) me in Little Lakes Valley, along Rock Creek, in California. Without a doubt, this is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. The hike to this spot isn’t terribly difficult. In fact, it’s one of the easiest and most scenic of [Read More...]

A Must Read for Parents and Others: On Being an Absolute Ass

I just finished reading a great piece by my fellow Patheos blogger, David Kuo. It’s called “On Being an Absolute Ass.” If you’re a parent, you’ve got to read it. If you might one day be a parent, you’ve got to read it. If you’re looking for a refreshing bit of truthfulness, you’ve got to [Read More...]

New “Blue Like Jazz” Trailer

The film version of the bestselling book Blue Like Jazz is soon to be released. You can find more info at the Blue Like Jazz Movie website. To entice you, here is the new trailer: I have seen a couple of rough cuts of this movie. It wonderfully captures the feel of Don Miller’s book, [Read More...]

Kickstart Your Dreams


While some folks take the the streets to camp out and protest economic unfairness in our society, others are Kickstarting the economy and advancing their own dreams. While some complain that you can’t get ahead unless you are rich, others are finding ample funding for their creative visions through the online phenomenon called Kickstarter. I’ve [Read More...]