I've been reading Stephen King's latest novel, 11/22/1963. The story is about a guy named Jake Epping who travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination. No doubt, one of the great what if scenarios of all time, and at least for the first half of the book he has come up with an engrossing story within a story, as Jake falls in love with a girl, a town, and a time in history that I remember oh so well.
This story has particular resonance for me. I was 18…
Posted on March 8, 2012 at 7:02am
The following is an essay from A Misunderstood God. It seemed appropriate in the wake of yet another series of devastating late-winter, early-spring tornadoes that periodically afflict portions of the midwest and south.
Some questions can’t be answered. Like the time I was home on leave after my tour in Vietnam and I went to the funeral of a…
Posted on March 4, 2012 at 11:50am
I woke up this morning with the images of a very powerful dream resonating in my head. I was walking with two other men along a stretch of empty highway. We came across a man lying on the ground. We stopped and looked at him and then continued on. A few moments later, one of the men I was walking with was attacked by the man who had been lying on the ground. My companion delivered several defensive blows and knocked the attacker to the ground. We continued on. The man got up again, and this…Continue
Posted on February 16, 2012 at 7:53am
Years ago, I heard a psychologist give a simple trick to figure out basic personality types. Ask someone what time it is. If they answer, "10:47" that indicates a detail-oriented mind that likes order and structure. If they answer, "Around a quarter to eleven" that indicates a big picture person who is unconcerned with details. Put the two together in a work situation and it could get ugly.
Here's my own little mind game. I'll ask a very simple question. The only answer that…
Posted on February 12, 2012 at 7:45am