Friday, December 19, 2008


These two bands have been changing me lately. Please listen to anything by either of them.


Sigur Ros - "Glósóli"

Explosions In The Sky - "Your Hand in Mine"

These aren't some best-kept-secret kind of thing and I'm not touting any band credentials. Both of these are kind of ubiquitous, and I'm certainly not gaining any kind of indie-credibility by mentioning them. They are just that good.

I need to write more. I'm suffocating.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

On Marriage.

This is still no substitute for a real essay, though one is in the works, I promise.

Has anyone else noticed (maybe/hopefully it's just me) that Marriage is under attack lately? Have you heard more stories recently of stumbling marriages, failing marriages?

Last week I had a parent/teacher conference with the father of one of my students. He was doting and proud, but concerned. He gave his family's allegiance to their daughter and her education.

This week, the student is pulled from school because he and her mother are divorcing.

The neighbors I used to wakeboard with are walking through the details of an exposed affair.

A friend of a friend found out that the guy she'd just rekindled a 5 year relationship with is actually now married.

If I'm honest, it's really hard for me to hear. It's hard for me to hear because it's something I want so badly, but I'm afraid of being that father of my student, the neighbor, the friend of a friend.

Maybe Marriage is so warred against because it's a direct invasion into enemy territory. It's the human manifestation of God's perfect metaphor. He in us and we in Him. It's marriage right?

I've been wooed and courted, loved and married. And I cheat and lie and demand divorce.

More to come. I truly do hope you haven't felt the same way recently.