Ok, I admit I’m including this article by my friend Dan Kulp at least half because the video he used made me laugh. A lot. But I also sincerely appreciate Dan’s thoughts. The first time I read this essay, it sparked a good conversation about the importance of empathy in our child raising, and I […]
I thought this little video, from the theme to the art, was a neat fit for the vision of Story Warren. I especially appreciated Susan Cain’s point regarding a cultural shift towards overvaluing people gifted as dynamic, entertaining, charismatic personalities (celebrity pastors, anyone?) and undervaluing quieter people with humbler vocations. “As we shifted from an […]
See the young father coming home from work. He is bone-tired, especially between the ears. If this was the late 1950s, he would kiss his wife on the way through the kitchen, pat his kids on the head on the way through the living room, and disappear with an adult beverage into the den for […]
The illustration was done by our own Zach Franzen. I sent Zach a bunch of silly poems for kids to get some feedback and he sent this back to me. This was his favorite (and, oddly, my least favorite). But I love the illustration. Maybe your kids would find this funny?
Two weeks ago I went grocery shopping with fifteen stickers on my face. The night before, news had come. It was news about someone I love – the kind of news that etches a mark on your timeline, dividing life before from life after. I was devastated. I woke up the next morning full of […]