02 September 2015


Bound No'th Blues
Goin' down de road, Lord,
Goin' down de road.
Down de road, Lord,
Way, way down de road.
Got to find somebody
To help me carry this load.
Road's in front o' me,
Nothin' to do but walk.
Road's in front o' me,
Walk... and walk... and walk.
I'd like to meet a good friend
To come along an' talk.
Road, road, road, O!
Road, road... road... road, road!
Road, road, road, O!
On de No'thern road.
These Mississippi towns ain't
Fit for a hoppin' toad.
- Langston Hughes

(artwork from Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series, #40 The Immigrants Arrived in Great Number, One Way Ticket at MOMA)

So much of this artwork reminded me of where I live...


"No day shall erase you from the memory of time."
- Virgil, Book IX of The Aeneid

"This quotation from Book IX of The Aeneid by the Roman poet Virgil suggest the transformative potential of remembrance. The same idea is expressed in each of the letters which have been forged from pieces of recovered World Trade Center steel by New Mexico artist Tom Joyce (American, b. 1956)

Originally trained as a blacksmith, Joyce was invited to harness the transformative process that occurs when iron is touched by fire. He took wounded, remnant steel- made of iron and carbon- and forged it, by heating and folding, into letters of hope and beauty. The result reminds us that Virgil's words are not just a statement, they are a promise."

(at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, New York City, NY)


So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
- 1Corinthians 13:13 (ESV)


“Skyscraper National Park” 
― Kurt Vonnegut

28 August 2015


happiest birthday to this guy. There's no one else that I would more want to grow old with.

26 August 2015


Holliday Academy first day of school-
year 17

23 August 2015


Traveling is a brutality.
It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends.
You are constantly off balance.
Nothing is yours except the essential things:
air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky.
All things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.

- Cesare Pavese

(photo at a stormy sunset layover in Jacksonville, FL)


He used to have a note taped to his computer that read, “Joy is the most infallible sign of the existence of God.”
- Stephen Colbert in "The Late, Great, Stephen Colbert," GQ Magazine, August 17, 2015

21 August 2015


"If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things. It is we, of course, to whom things look "little" or "big." 

- Elisabeth Elliot


love never fails.


There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
- G.K. Chesterton

19 August 2015


"As I sought clarity, answers, strategies, His favor, and divine appointments, God simply prompted me to ask myself: To whom should I surrender? I love the wisdom in this quote from C. S. Lewis that captures this truth:  “I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer.”

18 August 2015


The question he was asked nearly every day growing up-
"Are you the only boy?"
"No- there's my dad and my dog."
oh, life with these girls!

Happy birthday, James!
We love you.


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