Wednesday, October 07, 2015

My Election Advice

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Dear Future Biographer (I)

Just wanna super apologize for the amount of [sic]s you're going to have to use when quoting things I've written.

But, in my defense*, spelling is kind of an artificial skill anyway, right?


*Just took four tries to spell "defense" — pro tip: there is no "c".

Happy Accident

I'm not sure how Google ending up making this, but I like this odd little gif thing:

Saturday, October 03, 2015

What were your favorite movies this year?

I feel like I haven't seen many, but here's my list so far:
  1. Spy
  2. Inside Out
  3. ‘71
  4. Bridge of Spies
  5. The Martian
  6. Mad Max: Fury Road
  7. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
  8. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  9. It Follows
  10. Jurassic World
And here are some 2015 titles I'm still hoping to see:

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
The Diary Of A Teenage Girl
Straight Outta Compton
The End Of The Tour
The Good Dinosaur
Shaun The Sheep
Mistress America
Mississippi Grind
The Hateful Eight
Digging For Fire
Knight Of Cups
The Overnight
The Revenant
Crimson Peak
Love & Mercy
Ex Machina
Steve Jobs
99 Homes
The Gift

Thank you for:

  • Wilco.
  • Alec Baldwin.
  • William H. Macy.
  • and everyone else behind The Cooler.
  • And for This Film Is Not Yet Rated and other truth-tellers.
  • Anthropologie.

Things I Learned From a Day at the Zoo (with Two Kids)

  • My wife and motherhood are going to mesh well together. Like, insanely well.
  • A double-wide stroller (combined with gravity and a hill) is potentially a deadly weapon. Wield it carefully.
  • I have some kind of paternal instinct kicking in hardcore. "Feeling like a dad" is something I say when I feel great about something.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

From Phillip Yancy's Prayer:
I write about prayer as a pilgrim, not an expert.
From the author description for Randy Alcorn's Heaven:
Dr. Randy Alcorn is a leading authority on Heaven.
The difference between a pilgrim and an expert (or authority), is that, though both spend a great deal of time and energy seeking knowledge, the expert stops at some point and says, "I have conquered this subject. I know all this is to know."

The pilgrim is ever restless. But in that restlessness, she continues to uncover truth — long after the authority has declared the case closed.

Monday, March 09, 2015


Thank you for being taller than me.
Thank you for bending over to hold me.
Thank you for holding me.

Thank you for the thoughtfulness of David Fincher.
Thank you for the irrepressible buoyancy of Guillermo del Toro.
Thank you for the vulnerability of Joss Whedon.
Thank you for Win Wender's clear eyesight.
Thank you for what Malick does to my vision.

Open me eyes. Help me see.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Grateful Tuesdays 3.5.14

Things I'm grateful for: The mysterious, good energy on set yesterday. The fact that I was on a set yesterday. That I still have a job at that one place. For the rain. For the comfort I find there. For how often this computer works. For the size of my house. For a place called "my house." For taking me up on the whole "acculturating my exodus from adolescence" thing. Darn you. Amen.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Grateful Tuesdays

Thank you.

Thank you for this woman. For this home, this life. You have wrapped your arms around me. You have taken care of me. And times where my head is pulled out of the dark clouds around it, I see what you have done. And I feel it. I feel very taken care.

You are my shepherd. Goodness and love will chase me. Goodness and love will chase me.

Goodness and love will follow me. All the days of my life.

I was taken care of when I looked at the little pirate lord on his island. And I am being taken care of now.