2015 in places

Wow, 2015 came and went with a post to be found. Alas, following my yearly tradition, here’s a record of all the cities, towns, hamlets, or dots-on-a-map in which I’ve spent at least one night during 2015: Chattanooga, TN Holland, MI Kingsport, TN Nashville, TN Sylvania, OH Virginia Beach, VA Washington, DC Williamsburg, VA Woodbridge, … Read more

2014 on a sermonic note

My extremely gracious family at Occoquan Bible Church gave me the opportunity to preach the occasional Sunday sermon in 2015. Even more audacious is the fact that they recorded them. Should you possess similar audacity, these can be listened to here.

2014 in places

Oh yeah, I have a blog! And lately, it’s been one post a year. Resolved to post more than once in 2015. Maybe even more than twice, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Thus, following my yearly tradition, here’s a record of all the cities, towns, hamlets, or dots-on-a-map in which I’ve spent at … Read more

2013 in Places

Oops. It’s 2014 already. So, following my yearly tradition, here’s a record of all the cities, towns, hamlets, or dots-on-a-map in which I’ve spent at least one night during 2013: Alexandria, VA Benton, TN Chattanooga, TN Holland, MI Kingsport, TN Stamping Ground, KY Nashville, TN Prince William Forest, VA Solvang, CA Stamping Ground, KY Woodbridge, … Read more

Strong-arming the truth

My thoughts on the downfall of Lance Armstrong are up at The Gospel Coalition: On a rainy May morning in 1996, I woke up early and drove to nearby Bristol, Virginia, to watch the start of a stage in a conspicuously branded professional bicycle race called the Tour DuPont. For a young East Tennessee amateur … Read more

2012 in Cities

Following tradition, here’s a record of all the cities, towns, hamlets, or dots-on-a-map in which I’ve spent at least one night this year: Birmingham, AL Charlotte, NC Chattanooga, TN Holland, MI Kingsport, TN Shenandoah National Park, VA Nashville, TN Rodanthe, NC Sylvania, OH Woodbridge, VA Washington, DC cf. 2005/1999, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

3 State 3 Mountain Challenge 2012, Part 3

[Continued from part 1, and part 2] Lookout Mountain Lookout Mountain is an icon of the South.  As a kid, en route to see my grandparents in Alabama, we’d circle the hump-backed juggernaut as we passed through Chattanooga.  It’s lore was spread via one of the most innovative advertising campaigns in history — painted barns throughout … Read more

Knuckleball! is a hit you shouldn’t miss

As a kid, I remember playing catch with my Dad when he would throw peculiar pitch that didn’t spin like the others — it sort of floated in the air without spinning and seemed like it would never get to my glove. It was, of course, a knuckleball — a pitch that goes against everything … Read more