Announcing The Actors Workshop: Nairobi

Announcing The Actors Workshop: Nairobi

Next week I will be back in Nairobi for the first time this year.  I will be accompanied by Josh Blann who is a professional actor, professor of drama, playwright and director. IMG_2191Josh and his wife Kim (and my main man Beckett) are good friends of ours and we have all been trying to woo Josh to Africa for years as he is the only one of the four of us who has not yet been.

This past fall Idah Alisha Upton, a professional actress from Kenya, was here with her husband.  They are also good friends of ours and we were hosting them while they were in the US.  Idah got to meet and spend some time with Josh while sitting in on one of his acting classes.  Then, Josh was invited to help produce a TED Talk event in Nairobi this summer and needed to get to Nairobi sooner than later.

Why U2 is no longer my all-time favorite band

Why U2 is no longer my all-time favorite band

If having an all-time favorite band is childish then call me bubba (thanks Troy!)  I have lived my whole life with one all-time favorite band.  I lost my music virginity to U2 and we have been jealous lovers ever since. Well, until recently.  The worst part is that U2 did nothing wrong.  In fact, I thought U2’s latest release is one of their best in a long time.  That fact plus Bono’s recent injury make what I am about to say so difficult…

I first became aware of Sleeping at Last when I accidentally stumbled across them on Pandora in 2009.  I started digesting Storyboards as fast as I could.  I loved it.  But I also loved Ten by Pearl Jam and that does not an all-time favorite band make. Then I remember discovering they were doing something new while watching shows like Grey’s Anatomy (yes, I know.)   Those tracks were so fantastic that you couldn’t pay attention to what the scene was about. But honestly, with Grey’s Anatomy it didn’t actually matter what the scene was about.  That show was like Downton Abbey for people who never learned to read. It was so good!  

The Dallas Cowboys Lost Because of Christians

The Dallas Cowboys Lost Because of Christians

Let’s look at the recent Dallas Cowboys playoff loss from a Biblical perspective.

Part of our New Testament duty as Christians is to meet together for corporate worship.  Paul challenges us to not forsake coming together on Sundays, right?  So what is God to do when an entire region of His followers skipped church last Sunday because of the noon kickoff? Literally tens of thousands of would be church goers said no thanks to God and yes to Romo.

Concerning Girls and Art

Concerning Girls and Art

As I return to the blog world I revamped the site and added re-arranged the categories.  Then Lori and I saw this piece of work at The Modern Museum in Ft Worth and I new I had to have blog categories called “girls” and “art.”  I may like it for an obvious reason (I have 3 beautiful blonde girls in constant orbit) but this art awakened itself to me in a way that helped me appreciate the rest of the art we were beholding.  I was inspired to purchase a museum membership on the way out!

Why I haven’t blogged in 2 years

Why I haven’t blogged in 2 years

2 Years ago today was my last blog.  It is fair to say that much has changed. The break wasn’t intentional for a certain length of time but as time passed I sensed it wouldn’t be a short time.  Why?  I felt that although I was honest in all that I had blogged over the 4 years prior to the break, there was a growing sense that I couldn’t communicate all I was feeling about life, love, God, family, art, travel and more.  But mostly about God and about love and about how they are synonymous.

So here is the letter I wrote myself yesterday and read to myself today.  I think it encapsulates the past two years journey and will be a theme for me in the many new blogs to come (along with certain tomfoolery along the way.)