• Culture,  Leadership

    #DareToDo

    At last week’s National Order of the Arrow Conference (I’ll do a write-up about the whole event soon), National Chief Alex Call launched a movement in his Wednesday night address. He asked (“dared”) each of the 15,000 Arrowmen in attendance…

  • Personal

    Patriarch

    [pey-tree-ahrk] n. noun 1. the male head of a family or tribal line. My Grandpa Halbrook passed away this morning at 10:53. He was 85. He was facing three necessary surgeries, each more risky and complicated than the last. His body didn’t carry him…

  • Leadership,  Personal

    Epic Order of the Arrow #TBT

    Today, I’m sharing a massive Throwback Thursday (#TBT): A stockpile of thoughts and memories that have come to me in recent weeks as I’ve been pondering the 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow. I’m also sharing audio of…

  • Personal

    “Adobe is a rocket ship”

    It was cool to read what Blair Reeves had to write about Adobe in his Bullish Data Newsletter… pretty much in line with what we’ve been telling the market we’re trying to do, and have been heads-down working on for…

  • Faith,  Personal

    A Jarful of Prayers

    Tonight I walked into Kool Beanz Cafe, the coffee shop a few blocks from home, for an end-of-day coffee. Victoria, the owner, pointed out a jar on the cabinets behind the front counter. Lemon drops. I smiled as she explained that…

  • Faith

    Step by step with God

    I smiled this morning when I read Jon Acuff’s post, Stop trying to make “perfect decisions. I immediately thought of how I’ve been living the discernment of my perceived call to the diaconate for the last several months: step by…

  • Culture

    As Ferguson Burned

    “If you want peace work for justice.” – Pope Paul VI I didn’t sleep well last night. As I tried, buildings and cars in a city 20 miles from my own were being burned by the citizens. The reaction to…

  • Leadership,  Personal

    Focus for the week? Love.

    Often on a Monday morning (or over a weekend), I’ll spend some time considering the “Biggest Rock” I want to focus on in my work week – the biggest thing I want to accomplish, or the biggest theme or effort…