Here you’ll find a collection of some of my essays, nonfiction magazine articles, as well as random reflections (collected under “Letters in Glass Bottles”).

Christmas Calls Us on a Journey to Bethlehem

It’s 90 miles from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Are you willing to make the journey to see God in the flesh? “Isn’t there anyone who can tell me what Christmas is all about?” That’s the famous question Charlie Brown asks at … Read More

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Reading Lists

AAA Book Club The AAA Book Club is a men’s book club that has been meeting…well, just about forever, but at least since I joined in 2006. We only read nonfiction. The “AAA” stands for affordable, accessible, and…what? No one … Read More

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Real Men Wear Their Babies

I should have known why my toddler daughter and I kept getting sidelong glances from the three tough-looking guys who were fishing at the end of the municipal pier. After all, it’s not every day you see a 6′ 7″ … Read More

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Home on the River

Soon as it was night, out we shoved; when we got her out to about the middle, we let her alone, and let her float wherever the current wanted her to. . .. Yonder was the banks and the islands, … Read More

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