Messy Advent

Messy Advent

I wonder where we got the expectation that things going well equated to things going smoothly. That a successful event or program meant one that had no hiccups, reschedules, unexpected challenges, or even catastrophic failures. When we are asked how our holiday went,...
Art World & Our World

Art World & Our World

I will admit that I have never been an art gal. In an art museum I rely heavily on the little signs explaining what makes a piece of art “good” or special, or in the case of a lot of contemporary art, what I’m even supposed to be looking for. I don’t scoff at abstract...
12 Problems

12 Problems

Physicist, Nobel Prize winner, and notably multidisciplinary genius Richard Fenyman credited some of his brilliance to a strange habit of keeping a list of his “12 favorite problems”  – 12 open-ended, largely unsolvable problems that just simmered,...
Between the Lines

Between the Lines

On Sunday, I had the chance to listen to a local cinematographer, and he said something that’s been rattling around in my head since. It was on how a cinematographer reads a script. For those uninitiated in the film world, like myself, a cinematographer is like...
Seriously Fun

Seriously Fun

When I first spoke with Jarrod Conyers, he was not like I expected him to be. Mark DeVries had asked that I meet with this man he knew who was working on translating the entire bible into emojis. Mark had seen one of the books and loved it and wanted to see if we...
How to Turn a Ship

How to Turn a Ship

On March 23, 2021, the Ever Given, a near-400 meter container ship was caught in sandstorm consisting of 45+mph winds while attempting to cross the Suez Canal. This resulted in an inability to steer the ship and causing it to run aground and turn sideways due to a...