No Regrets…

I know it’s just a silly game. More than that, it’s professional sports, so it’s corrupt and corrupting. There’s a whole chapter in my most recent book, Shrink, called “Cooperation and the Mythic Failure of Competition.” A friend of mine once sat with a group of Hispanic parents and asked them what they thought about the culture of Johnson [Read More…]

The Spiritual Significance of Royals Baseball: Patience, & Royals Fever

“I’ve tried all the major religions, and most of the minor ones. I’ve worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms, and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I heard that, I gave Jesus a chance… It’s a [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional – I Have Royals Fever & The Only Solution Is…

I confess that the past few weeks have been a blur. I’ve been out of town Monday through Wednesday each week, and have felt one step behind. The first trip was to Conception Abbey to spend a few days in discussion with Ian Cron… will blog about that later. The other trip was to Durham [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I did not confess last week. I’ve been taking Monday off as a true Sabbath in order to gain at least a little bit of ground toward a more sane pace of life. Kristin and I have spent the better part of the past two Mondays together, going to museums or seeing [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that when I’m trying to write – blog posts, articles, books, sermons – I typically have to be in a place that has some energy and activity. Sitting alone at my desk in my office almost never does it for me. Over the years I’ve spent a lot of time at Panera. Summertime [Read More…]

Will Ferrell’s Harry Caray – A Little Friday Funny

Earlier this summer my kids were playing little league, so we started watching some pro baseball, hoping to learn about the game. It’s been fun to be a Royals fan for the first time in a long time. I haven’t watched baseball much since 1994. Mr. K died in 1993, and the strike came in 1994. Since [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that when I’m driving alone in the car I generally either 1) listen to audiobooks, 2) sit in silence and pray or just be still, 3) listen to NPR. I confess that when my kids are with me I listen to rock and roll music as loud as my stereo can take it, [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that my wife and kids gave me a huge gift certificate for Father’s Day. Best. Gift. Ever. I confess that I’m becoming a bit of an audible-phile. I have read at least 10-15 books over the past year by listening to them – including Les Miserables, A Prayer for Owen Meany, A Tree [Read More…]