Breakfast in Indonesia

We’ve been enjoying our initial time here in Indonesia.  I don’t know whether it’s the difference in time zone or whether we are just excited to start each day but we’ve been getting up much earlier than we normally would. For example this...

The Meaning of Life

People search all their lives for the meaning of life.  They read books.  They find religion.  They go to school.  They take a sabbatical.  They commune with nature.  They seek the truth high and low.  Well today I uncovered the meaning of life on a bumper sticker of...

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July!  Today we Americans celebrate freedom and independence.  It was back in 1776 that America declared its independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain by adopting the Declaration of Independence.  Today many of us will celebrate with parades,...

Life Can Change Quickly

This was a difficult post to write mainly because it forced me to confront a few personal demons.  But I think when we travel through the fire we emerge a changed and often better person. There are events in our lives that have the ability to profoundly affect us,...

A Father’s Wish

Happy Father’s Day to all Dad’s out there.  As I celebrate the day with my kids I can’t help but think about what it means to be a father.  I remember how scared and confused I was when my wife told me she was pregnant.  We had been married for a year at the time and...

Dear Naysayer

Dear Naysayer, First, I don’t want to come off sounding like I am condemning you and your opinions because honestly I really do appreciate your thoughts and your concerns because I know you only care.  And none of what I am about to say is meant to be disrespectful,...