Suburban Midwestern churches, boarding school in Africa, and spending most of my adolescence on an island among expatriates formed me; since then, schooling, my family, and a few decades of ‘professional Christian ministry’ have done some shaping as well. I’m moving into midlife with a range of interests and a batch of experience, and writing out of that. My hope is to raise a few questions, open a few doors, and spark some thinking about life well-lived. Along the way, it’d be nice to bring a smile, too.