Category Archives: Personal

The Value of Silence

What I’m going to say in this entry is very challenging for me to verbalize. Stick with me, here. I have a deep desire to be a person who makes real things that are useful and delightful. I’ve been working really hard at The Table Project for many months, and I’ve been learning a lot […]

The Secret to Sustained Creativity and Improvement

I’m reading The Splendid Magic of Penny Arcade: The 11 1/2 Anniversary Edition right now, and found this gem from genius artist Mike Krahulik, a.k.a. “Gabe.” In this section of the book, he’s discussing the evolution of his art style over the 11 ½ years he’s been drawing Penny Arcade: It’s really a never-ending journey. […]

A Year of Music, Visualized

I recently used LastGraph to visually graph my music listening habits over the last year. The result is a visually stunning display that is fun to comb over and try to interpret. Click the image to see the full-size version. I’m still trying to figure out what the pinch point between my love affair with […]

Jack Edward Lewis, A Few Weeks In

This entry is several weeks late. I can blame Twitter and Facebook for that delay, right? OK. On December 9th, 2009 at 9:09pm, my dear son Jack Edward Lewis came into the world. Some of the official paperwork says 9:10pm, but I was watching the clock. Also, 9:10pm has one less “9” in it. C’mon. […]

Parenting Methods Contrasted

A conversation from earlier today highlighted the difference between my semi-paranoid approach to parenting and Steph’s more relaxed, “wing it” method. Caleb, Steph and I were in Caleb’s room with the lights off, playing with one of Caleb’s baby toys we had just brought out from storage. Caleb laid under it as its lights flashed […]

Desiring God Audiobook – Free!

I am still struggling to decide whether to say that this post is intended mostly for Christians. I will say this: it is my personal opinion that the writing of John Piper may be considerably thicker than the writing to which many people are acclimated. Thicker theologically, thicker in structure, etc. Having said that, the reward of understanding […]

Me, Chicago Sidewalks and the iPhone

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