In my mid twenties I was eating a salad, and then, chewing down on an errant piece of lettuce, one of my teeth broke. My days of being invincible were over. Since then, I’ve been going back to that same dentist every six months. For I while, when I’d go in for this biannual clean-and-scale, […]


Matthew 6:21 ὅπου γάρ ἐστιν ὁ θησαυρός σου, ἐκεῖ ἔσται καὶ ἡ καρδία σου. For where your treasure is, there will be your heart. I’ve been trying to do my regular bible readings in the gospels, and in Greek this year. Partly to improve / not lose my ability to read Greek, and partly to […]

book: no

A book on negotiation called “no” seemed intriguing so I grabbed it from the library. Professional negotiator Jim Camp has written this as a how-to guide for his own style of negotiation. Rather than wasting time with people-pleasing, but ultimately futile “yes-es” in the early stages of a negotiation, he advocates eliminating neediness and emotion […]

kindle book: a praying life – connecting to God in a distracting world

I’ve read a lot of books about prayer, but this one takes a different approach. Instead of talking about techniques or tips, recommending formulas or systems, it talks about how a relationship with God is much more of a relationship than we usually aim for. Author Paul E. Miller uses stories from us own life […]