The Tipping Point

  When I was fifteen years old an attractive middle-aged woman sidled up next to me in the parcel pick-up lane and stuck a piece of paper in my front … Continue Reading →


Thank you, Heineken

  Thank you, Heineken, for keeping it real. Peace friends, Chuck   – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Your … Continue Reading →


How do we say we’re sorry?

  I have been thinking about apologies.   It started when I came across a Congressional apology that was made to Native Americans back in 2009. I have always felt … Continue Reading →


My best response to loss

  As I get older I am learning to trust God more and more. God is (thankfully) winning, but I have to say, it has been a hard-fought battle. I … Continue Reading →


Exercising muscles I’d prefer not to exercise

  Monday, March 13th was my brother Brian’s 53rd birthday. He celebrated it in heaven having died eight years ago of a massive heart attack. I immediately thought of Brian … Continue Reading →


Through all of it

  There’s a song I hear from time to time on Christian radio.  The lyrics begin,  I have won And I have lost I got it right sometimes But sometimes … Continue Reading →


Bystander Intervention Training

  You may remember a few weeks ago I wrote about a Spanish-speaking woman and her friend who were the victim of an attack at a JC Penney store in … Continue Reading →


We will steal your children

  I went to a mosque on Friday to pray with Muslims. I never thought I’d write such a sentence. Or thought there would be the need to do such a thing. … Continue Reading →


One way to show we care

  We live in an interesting time, don’t we?  The headlines and news feeds have been spinning themselves into a frenzy.  In the meantime many of us are left wondering … Continue Reading →


It’s a New Year alright

  I went on a winter hike in the Shenandoah Mountains over New Year’s weekend with a few friends and Brock III. I’ll save sharing about the actual hike for … Continue Reading →