I took a non-credit course called Developmental English my freshman year in college because my ACT English score wasn't high enough to take Freshman Comp. Dr. Lomax was the gentlest, kindest and challenging teacher to those of us in that class. That experience came to the forefront of my mind as I contemplated today's … Continue reading Always Enough
Carey and I just had a tiff about watching tv or not watching tv. It made me think of this section from Blue Like Jazz. I visited a church in the suburbs, and there was this blowhard preacher talking about how television rots your brain. He said that when we are watching television our minds … Continue reading To Watch TV or Not Watch TV?
In another tab I am working on my book in Google Docs. I just had a block, so I thought I'd come here where many of my blocks are unblocked. I think the reason the book is daunting to me is that the span of time it represents is overwhelming. It's a memoir which means … Continue reading Here’s To Finishing
As you all know that have been with me over the years I have a desire to learn the guitar for small group worship purposes. I'm just going to lay it all out there because God knows, and this blog's url is the real daniel. I've been trying to learn the guitar for several years, … Continue reading Guitar Confession
I'm still thinking about Acuff's Finish. In the early part Jon argues against the adage that the reward is a job well done. I congratulate myself for cleaning a house well. I give myself a pat on the back. And I understand his point in the context of what he's writing about, but I have … Continue reading Dear Jon
My friend Curt wrote this amazing review. I
We were invited to view the Saturday, September 9th performance of Odysseo by Cavalia with complimentary media tickets. What follows is our review of the show, which took place under the white big top tent near Opryland Hotel during the show’s stay in Nashville, Tennessee.
From time immemorial, the bond between human and horse has influenced history to harbinger the rise and fall of empires through more efficient transportation and advancement in warfare.Now the harmony between horse and human brings audiences together to entertain and enthrall unlike any other live production. Odysseo, a touring, multimillion dollar production by Cavalia, takes audiences on a thrilling ride through physical artistry, scenery and music while deftly defying both gravity and the limits of imagination.
Odysseo harnesses creativity and grace in the form of 50 artists and 65 horses of 12 different breeds who rendezvous under the world’s largest traveling big top (125…
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The writing life doesn't just happen. You have to be intentional about it. I think that's why I love Jon Acuff's new book Finish. I have been working on my memoirs for years. I've been working on it for at least ten years because I've owned and operated my business for ten years, and everyone … Continue reading The Memoir
If you haven't been worn out by life just wait. It will happen. People do things that you don't like all the time, and add those together with enough years, and well, fatigue is usually the prognosis. And I'm not just talking about other people. I do things to myself that bring fatigue on. It's … Continue reading A Few of my Favorite Things
This life is anything but boring it seems to me. I suppose for some it has been uneventful and routine because Seinfeld made a fortune off of a show about nothing. But my life is anything but dull. I've strived for dullness for lack of a better word because it seems my family of origin … Continue reading Seinfeld Moments
I know what you're thinking. You mean you haven't deleted this account Daniel? I seriously was thinking about it, but then I thought where would I journal? Let's just say the Eclipse in Nashville, and Taylor's latest single gave me new perspective in this battle with clinical depression. Talking heads are limitless, but when God … Continue reading A Total Eclipse