Things I've Observed on Six Weeks of Paternity Leave

My employer graciously offers three months of paternity leave for new dads, which I’ve been so very grateful for. My family expanded from two to three kids in November, and the transition, while easier in some ways than with previous kids, is more difficult in others. I wanted to…

On Distancing Myself from the Social Internet

Social media evokes a number of feelings for me. Yet lately, the biggest one has been anxiety. In this season, to me anyway, social media has become like a person who is always negative, has something degrading to say at every moment, and constantly demands my attention to hear it.…

Departures

I. Meeting new friends is always an experience, especially on a road trip. It’s funny how the Internet has enabled people who would otherwise be perfect strangers to have a level of connection enough to ride in a car for 24 hours together. You get to know people that…

A Free Agent

I’ve had a dream on my heart for a number of years, and it’s finally coming true. I’m becoming a free agent. Yes, indeed it’s true. August 3rd is my last day working for my current employer, and I’m off to make it being self-employed!…