THRU THE EYES OF A CHILD

Look at this photo. My daughter, almost 2, marveled at the real fish and sharks at the Philadelphia Aquarium this past week. This picture captures her amazement beneath the artistic interpretation of swimming fish between exhibits. I am struck by her eyes. They are filled with joy. They are seeking, striving, reaching. Her imagination is... Continue Reading →

THANK YOU AS PRAYER

  If there was a theme today, it was one of gratitude. It was a longer than usual day at work, but one filled with many student interactions. Throughout the day, the words "thank you" were said often. From freshmen reflecting on their service to those in need, to juniors to reflecting on what they... Continue Reading →

APPRECIATING TODAY

The screensaver of my laptop is a moving slideshow of pictures of my daughter. As she turns 9 months tomorrow, I am struck by how much she has grown. It feels like yesterday when we took her home from the hospital. As crazy as these weeks and months have been, I recognize that my daughter... Continue Reading →

HANDS

In anticipation of Father's Day this Sunday, I am sharing a series of reflections on my new journey of fatherhood. This reflection was written in late January 2017.   These little fingers, only 16 weeks old. Grasping on to my one finger, just a tad older at 1,913 weeks. This small hand, grasping on with... Continue Reading →

ROOTING FOR UNDERWOODS

As May came to a close, the newest season of House of Cards returned on Netflix. It is a binge-worthy show, with fascinating, believable (and unbelievable) storylines, intriguing characters, and enough violence and suspense to keep the viewer engaged for hours at a time. Much has been written about this popular show as it is... Continue Reading →

SMILE

Is there anything in this world like it? A child looking into your eyes, and he or she smiles. It is the most genuine gesture in this fine world, a great gift from the greatest of gifts. My daughter is 8 months old, and she has been smiling for all of her short life. Recently,... Continue Reading →

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