The odds of knowing a driver in any car I run by in Wheaton is about 1 in 100 Continue reading “Let’s go, buddy, pick up the pace!”
I learned something from Jason Heyward last night. He taught me how toxic and unforgiving my own spirit can be, and how genuine and upright his spirit is. Continue reading The Indomitable Spirit of Jason Heyward, a True Chicago Cub
The Cubs had welcomed me back. They wrapped their arms around me and said, ‘Let us celebrate! Let us kill the Giant calf!’ Continue reading The Cubs are the father to this Prodigal Fan
This past June a good friend and fellow church parishioner received a shocking diagnosis of cancer. This came on the heels of the sad, premature, and unrelated deaths of two close, mutual friends last autumn, so it was especially hard news to receive. (I wrote briefly about one of these friends here.) Our friend who is … Continue reading Hope by the Light of the Moon
It was early spring 1990 and I was a junior at Wheaton College (IL) majoring in both chemistry and philosophy (funny how my mom is a chemist and my dad is a philosopher). Most every MWF that semester I had lunch with my girlfriend and future wife, Jenna, who was a year behind me majoring … Continue reading How God Introduced Me to Satan: A Wheaton “Saga” of Devilish Logic
You may think the connection I’m thinking of here is J.R.R. Tolkein’s desk, which is where much of The Lord of the Rings was written. Since this desk is housed in Wheaton College’s Wade Center, one could say the spot where Legolas was created is currently on Wheaton’s campus. But this is not the connection … Continue reading What is the connection between Wheaton College and Legolas?
Several weeks ago I wrote my first blog post about a coincidence involving Annie Dillard and the fact that her father acted in the zombie cult classic movie Night of the Living Dead. I mentioned that had been the second coincidence I’d experienced involving Annie Dillard, so here now is the tale of the first … Continue reading Annie Dillard and Philip Roth