May 2, 2019

The Story Behind the Dog

Over the years I’ve heard scores of people bark remarks about homeless people who own dogs. Those who know me, know I’m not a fan of […]
January 13, 2019

V-bucks vs Starbucks

V-Bucks vs Starbucks Before reading this article, please take a moment to vividly picture the strange nation where you live. A nation where people use their […]
January 6, 2019


“It’s Sadderday.  I’ve been waiting all week long for Sadderday.  Every Monday I long for Sadderday.  All week long I plan for Sadderday.  Why am I […]
September 22, 2018

8 Days a Week

I met a homeless lady outside the Newberg Fred Meyer the other day. After talking for a while, I asked her, “Do you mind telling me […]
September 16, 2018

Protected: One-Offs

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August 29, 2018

The Super City

Some time ago in a small city, seven miles from the super city lived a quaint couple. They kept to themselves and never went into the […]
August 25, 2018

An Old Letter

Earlier this year, my grandma mailed me an old letter that she recently found while rummaging through old cigar boxes. The letter she sent was written […]
August 22, 2018

Gambling on Intuition

The Craigslist ad read, Like-New Couch. No delivery. $160 Firm. I like “like-new” couches. I don’t like “no delivery”. And, it’s not that I didn’t have […]
August 22, 2018

Prevention is the Solution

Living in darkness for a decade created a type of damage that many said would take decades to overcome. Looking back, the people with that opinion […]
August 13, 2018

The Special Tree

Nate was an only child who grew up without a father. He lived with his mother who worked two jobs in order to keep food on […]
August 5, 2018

Columns of Care

Long ago near the west border of Texas lived a boy who slept in a tent and picked up cans on the side of the highway. He […]
July 23, 2018

Grand Closing

Did you hear about the grocery store that spent 80% of their initial investment on creating a concierge experience for their shoppers?  They bought red carpets […]
July 21, 2018


Last year, a business owner named Amy emailed me and asked if we could meet for coffee. I told her, “I’m sorry. I only meet with […]
July 19, 2018

Delightful Deception

One day a certain gentleman woke up and thought to himself, “I’m going to exchange my gift of peace for something better!” So, he went down […]
July 17, 2018

Treadmills & Dumbbells

Yesterday, Chunky Chandy placed her used treadmill for sale on LetGo. Shortly after, her neighbor Flabby Frank placed his used dumbbells for sale on Craigslist.   […]
July 14, 2018

Protected: Jelly Robots

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July 10, 2018

Mossy Roof

Fred went to Home Depot to buy a power washer because the moss on his roof was getting out of control. Fred didn’t know anything about […]
July 8, 2018

Change Oil Change

Once lived a man named Oliver who lived in Oil City, Texas. The locals said this town was special because you could find an oil change […]
July 3, 2018

Carpet Love

Years ago, Joe and Scarlett went to a carpet store together to buy new carpet for their first home.  (The owner of this particular carpet store […]
July 1, 2018

Gold Gifts

I was reading an article online about a father of three boys (who were all under 4 years of age), that gave each of his boys […]
May 25, 2018

Pudgy Patrons

I recently heard about a gym owner who wore a tight shirt that read, I’m a Fitty! and he would hand out fliers to pudgy patrons […]
April 24, 2018

Special Gift

One day, a boy named Peter was sitting in class with his classmates when a man walked into the room with a special gift. The kids […]
April 19, 2018


Last week I was visiting a guy who’s been in jail now for over 550 days. He has previous charges such as assault and battery, domestic […]
April 10, 2018


For months, I’ve seen an elderly man at my Starbucks. For months, I assumed he was homeless. For months, I assumed he was a little slow. […]
April 4, 2018

Why Question

I’m occasionally asked the age-old question, “Why did God allow _________? First, I don’t believe anyone has a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. I know I […]