Show time is at 2pm today. Here goes nothing!

And today begins what I believe will be the busiest week of my spring. The play opens Saturday, and it will be a mad dash to the finish line. I love the mad dash though. It’s really my favorite part. I get the most done I think when I have a little bit more than…

Simone and the Truman Show

My wife and I watched the movie ‘Simone’ on Thursday evening, a Peter Weir film, starring Al Pacino and Winona Rider. It was a very interesting movie, and for kicks we decided to rent ‘The Truman Show’ last night, just for some more Peter Weir. At first glance, both of the movies are interesting just…

Hi all. It’s been a little while. I took a trip down to the Oregon coast with my wife and other friends Jon and Deacon and their wives. It was a wonderful time of relaxing and spending time with good friends. I am incredibly thankful for spring breaks and the legacy our friendships have in…

Odysseus and Christ

I’ve been thinking a little about what I said before about Greek writers telling pre-Christian stories. Think for just a second about all the correlations between Odysseus and Christ: both are story teller/riddlers (crafty), both must be away from their people and tested for a time (albeit in different ways), both have a group of…

I just watched the movie ‘Amistad’ tonight. I’m sorry.

Pagan Christians

One of the most intriguing elements of studying ancient pagan (Greek) literature is how Christian it is, or maybe I should say, how pre-Christian it is. I find myself reading Homer and Aeschylus and wondering how they knew about Jesus. C.S. Lewis is one of the most well known Christian writers who saw this reality…

A Kahyil Woman

So here’s something cool: As it turns out, the book of Ruth is the story of a Moabite woman named Ruth and her Hebrew mother in-law Naomi. To this point everyone’s in the know. But read on. In the course of the story, Ruth approaches Boaz in the middle of the night and asks him…

Bradbury &tc.

I don’t know how many of you have read much Ray Bradbury, but I recently read a story called ‘The Veldt’ to my class from ‘The Illustrated Man’ (a collection of short stories). It’s an amazing little number exemplifying the proverb that how ever you train up a child, when he is old he will…

Last night was the first BonHom Boxing Fight Night. There were 20 fights ranging from the little 50lb boys (like Langston Amos) to the bigger 270lb boys (like Dirk Dewinkle). Each match consisted of three one minute rounds. It was all great fun. Parker Amos was the most impressive of the younger fellows. He out…