Live Blog: Linnea – Freedom through Limits // Discovering or Creating?

Note: These questions and answers will not be directly transcripted word-for-word but more idea-for-idea. Question: What was the question at the Hollywood premiere that stumped you? Linnea’s Answer: A woman there who was a mathmetician. When professional scientists and mathmeticians say they look at my work and understand it, it’s very gratifying to me. Many … Continue reading

Live Blogging from Pasadena Film Premiere: Linnea – Freedom through Limits

I’m so thrilled to be reviving the blog in order to introduce you to this phenomenal short film, Linnea: Freedom through Limits.  Linnea Gabriella Spransy is an acclaimed artist whose work has been exhibited both across the USA and internationally.  She is also on the leadership team of the Kansas City 24-7 prayer boiler room, … Continue reading

Holga I Did Not Take: Paz

[ Holga by juan_carrasco ]

I’m Hosting a House Show July 5th. And You Should Come.

I remember being on a summer porch in Portugal five years ago and listening to Trevor play me his first songs.  It was midnight and we were drinking tea. I would be most honored if you joined us on the evening of July 5th to drink tea (and perhaps some red wine) and enjoy the … Continue reading

What Would I Want? Sky.

“LET us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky Like a patient etherised upon a table; Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets, The muttering retreats Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells: Streets that follow like a tedious argument Of insidious intent … Continue reading

Frederick Buechner on Vocation

“It comes from the Latin vocare, to call, and means the work a man is called to by God. There are all different kinds of voices calling you to all different kinds of work, and the problem is to find out which is the voice of God rather than of Society, say, or the Superego, … Continue reading


It is finally 50 degrees and rainy in Los Angeles today. It is our variation of January. And all of the misty fog and damp greys remind me of winters in Portugal where we’d all huddle near an electric heater with mugs of tea, waiting it out together. The pause that winter brings–when you actually … Continue reading

Stretch Out Your Arms to Rest; or, a Prayer Advance + Brewery Tour

Maybe it’s the New Year, maybe it’s the weather, maybe it was the sacredness of hearing Justin and Danielle say their homemade vows to each other last weekend, but everything in me said it is time to have an intentional pause in my life. This weekend I booked a night at a nice bed & … Continue reading

Oh bikes

It’s been a little over 2 months since my bike was stolen and I’m missing it.  On days like today when the sun is a perfect, my legs just want to ride up into the hills beyond the Rose Bowl and breathe.  (Fact: I was made for sunny days.) The week the Trek disappeared from the … Continue reading

I Will Give You a New Name

You might have noticed, but my blog’s new name is now simply: Please re-direct your typewriters.  And.  Thank you. [ image by Zen Sutherland ]