so, i haven't written about football for a long time. i used to write about the best team in the national football league (the pittsburgh steelers, duh) all the time, but in recent years, it's been somewhat harder for me to be an 'all-in' football fan (at least publically). there are a number of reasons for this, paramount among them, i think, is my own maturing, and recognizing the terrible weight of things beyond this silly game. on a somewhat related note, there was all the news about the terrible brain damage inflicted on players who play this game. additionally, i have been as busy in these last few years as i have ever been in my life, and while i still have plenty of time to follow this team, it has been in a more limited, somewhat less intense way. and then there is one more thing: the team i love, the steelers, have had more drama than an episode of the real housewives of wherever. i've actually never seen those shows, but i can only imagine. i
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