All we do around here is daydream about other places to live.
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I’d spent a year or so writing my first book, and it was coming out early in 2000. I had the first copies sent to Texas where I’d be spending Christmas. My family knew I had a book coming out, but they didn’t think they’d see it for months. I received a box Federal Express and hid it in the trunk of the car I was using. I was dying to take a look at it, but there were [...]
Earlier this year I had the privilege of spending a couple days in Washington DC with Jeremy Cowart. Jeremy is a premier photographer whose photos are seen all over the world. We had lunch at a little Thai place near Georgetown and I asked him how things were going. He was about to accept a job traveling with Brittany Spears as the official photographer for her tour, so things were good. But he also wanted something more, he wanted [...]
You can now embed the first thirty pages of A Million Mils on your website. Just visit this site, and embed the code like you would a YouTube video. You can also put it on your Facebook page. Thanks for all the help spreading the word. The book will be shipping from Amazon and Barnes within a very few days, and will be at your local bookstore within a couple weeks. Here we go!
A couple weeks ago I sat down with Michael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers. Michael has posted the interview on his blog, and I thought I’d re-post it here. Feel free to embed the code on your blog, too. It’s a three-part interview, so I’ll post the rest of it as Michael posts it on his site. You can learn more about Mike here. Thanks Mike.
The Mentoring Project is providing mentors for fatherless boys through local churches. We have programs in about seven churches in Portland, but around 200 on a waiting list. Besides being a blast, mentoring changes lives. The infrastructure is there, and the mentors are there, we just want to provide the resources and training to change an entire generation through these important relationships.
This video focuses on one [...]
I visit my Facebook page about once a month. I used to use it all the time, but now I don’t. I think they changed their format or something, and I didn’t bother figuring out how to click around. I’m thinking of getting rid of it all together because it’s just another way for me to annoy people. By that I mean it’s just another way for me to not return e-mails, or for that matter pithy comments on [...]
When I was writing Searching, the book was always called “Our Circus of Redemption.” It never had another name, until the last minute. The idea for the name Searching for God Knows What began floating around late in the game, and I dismissed it immediately. I knew what the name of the book was, and we’d designed a cover and were going to press. But just before we printed the book, I got an e-mail convincing me to change the [...]
Hey, would you mind posting this video on your Facebook page or blog? It’s our commercial for The Mentoring Project. Things are going well, to say the least. We continue to add mentors, and are hiring staff that will take us national. Exciting stuff. But the more we seed the idea that the church can provide mentors, the easier our job will be. All you have to do is embed this Vimeo video on your blog, or use the buttons [...]
If you follow cycling, you know that the Tour of Ireland wrapped up this weekend. And you might have also noticed Adrien Niyonshuti in the peloton. Hard to miss, Adrien is one of the few people of color in professional cycling, and he’s the only African. Top ranked out of Rwanda, Adrien has been training with Tom Ritchey’s team, and has recently signed a pro deal with a team out of South Africa.
Pictured above is Adrien with [...]