creating

2013 September

The joke of creation

2020-03-10T10:17:35-04:00September 27th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

My children love to tell it, and told it again not long ago, this joke, laughing and tripping over themselves to the punch-line. It goes like this. There’s a scientist and God. And the scientist challenges God to a contest of who can make the better human being. God tells him that he’s on, at [...]

2013 January

‘Daddy, I want to be an artist …’

2017-01-31T23:16:45-05:00January 24th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Speaking about the nature of God, my students will forgive me for inviting you into a recent class. And so will Jon. My class consists of a small number of Americans who meet in my Ugandan living room once a week to learn what they can about creative writing. They get their formal credit from [...]