Family Values.

Photo: Leah Breeze Photography

My wife and I sat at our kitchen table with Evernote open to a blank note. "OK," she said to me, "who are we?" For several months we talked about creating a set of values for our family. This past year, I've been obsessed with company culture, corporate values, and how articulated missions, goals, and [...]

My Will Be Done.

I want. My wanting isn't just for material things. My want is bigger. I want security, comfort, and the assurance of knowing I'm taken care of. Sometimes that comes in the form of material possessions like a house, a solid bank account, and 401K (I'm in my 30s and I still think that is something [...]

Paper Towel.

My son is thankful for paper towels. It's Thanksgiving. A few friends and family members are over for a small Thanksgiving dinner. As we gather around the table, we ask the question, What are you thankful for? People share and we arrive at my three-year old son for his turn. He speaks, I'm thankful for [...]

Christmas Socks. (4)

I hit a transition point in my life around my freshmen year of college. Every year at Christmas I looked forward to my parents giving me gifts. I went through various phases with what I️ asked for: When I was young, I wanted the toys - LEGOs, robots, something that made loud noises. In middle [...]

Happy. (3)

I’ve realized there is just no point in being happy. The moment we are “happy” is only a fleeting moment, and really, isn't the fall that much harder after you've been up? Why bother to experience the highest of highs when in the end you are only going to crash in a mess on the [...]