Can I tell you a story? It involves a bit of jumping around in time and place, but I think it's worth telling. Last month I read a book by Frederick Buechner called The Remarkable Ordinary. It wasn't the first of his books I've read--a few years back I read his book Telling the Truth, and I… Continue reading The Consolation of Doubt
I have a confession to make: I love the Oscars. I love watching the red carpet shows, the fake smiles, and the spectacle of the awards show itself. Why? I'm not sure, but I think my love for the Academy Awards has its roots in the same place as my love for Downton Abbey, The Olympics, and… Continue reading Film Review: La La Land
Today is the first Sunday of Advent, which means my favorite time of year is upon us. Today I've got six unique Christmas Albums to share with you. These are just a few of the albums I've listened to in recent years (my Christmas music playlist on iTunes is about 20 hours long), with two brand new… Continue reading Six Albums for your Christmas Playlist
Happy Fourth of July! As we celebrate American independence today, I thought I'd share my review of Ron Chernow's biography Alexander Hamilton. The hardcover version of Chernow's book is about 818 pages long. And those are about 818 reasons why I opted for the audiobook version--which clocks in at a whopping 36 hours and 2 minutes… Continue reading What I Learned from Alexander Hamilton
Spending my Monday sharing a few of my current favorites with you--from Tolstoy to Hogwarts and everything in between!