Book Review – The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

I feel prepared to make the argument that The Fault in Our Stars is not a young adult book. It's a book about young adults. I think there are books, written for a young adult audience, or any particular audience, that are well-written enough and important enough that they become greater than their intended audience.… Continue reading Book Review – The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

Salmon at Work, People at Play

This weekend: Lunch on the deck after a kayak and a swim. Friday morning was gorgeous out and the water was calm. We kayaked over to a nearby sandbar where we hopped out for a swim. While getting back into our kayaks we spotted a group of seals a little ways out so we paddled… Continue reading Salmon at Work, People at Play

The Controversy of Christian Art

Converge Magazine, a Vancouver-based Christian magazine, currently has a series about Christian art. I find this fascinating as it brings up numerous questions - about art, about faith, and about myself. I'm a writer. I'm a Christian. When I tell people I'm a writer they often ask what I write about. If I say that… Continue reading The Controversy of Christian Art

Book Review – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Have you ever been in the situation where someone whose taste in books you respect and generally agree with recommends a book that you have seen lots (because you work in a bookstore) and you’ve always thought it looked just “Meh” and then you finally read War Dances which is by the same author and… Continue reading Book Review – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Weekends go by so quickly…

Even now, when I'm in this stage of my life without a normal work week, weekends still stand out bright and then pass away just as fast. I'm feeling better but still in recovery. Still popping those Tylenol and keeping a Halls in my mouth most of the time. This weekend saw the triumphant reunion… Continue reading Weekends go by so quickly…