Category: Blog

  • Grill’n in Connecticut

    Growing up in a large family there were movies that seemed to be a part of our collective experience.  These were the films that must have been favorites of my mom and dad and that all of us kids remember watching ad nauseam over the years, memorizing every line and reciting them at completely inappropriate…

  • Chill’n and then Grill’n in the Fatherland

      After leaving Malvern and the Youngblood’s event we drove the 80 miles northeast to my hometown of Newark, NJ.  Newark, America’s 3rd oldest major city (behind Boston and New York), fell on hard times in the 60’s — the 1860’s.  That’s right friends.  It wasn’t the race riots that afflicted many an urban core…

  • Grill’n in Malvern

    “Where’s Malvern?” you ask.  To quote Prince Herbert from Monty Python and the Holy Grail: “Well I’ll tell you…”  Some of you instinctively just began singing “He’s going to tell…  He’s going to tell…”  Sidenote: when I was a Seton Home Study high school student in the early 1990’s my youngest sister and I would frequently…

  • Grill'n in Harrisburg?

    It wasn’t on the tour but since I have the keys and the tee shirts I get to add cities as I see fit.  Leaving Marshall after last night’s incredibly successful Front Royal event I immediately remembered why DC holds the title for worst traffic in their world. On I-66 we crawled for over an hour…

  • Grill'n in Front Royal!!!

    There is an old saying that you “can’t go home again” or perhaps it was “can’t go back again”.  Maybe it was “don’t go there”.  Honestly, does it matter?  I mean I go home again all the time.  And there are quite a few places I consider home.  There’s Newark, NJ, where I grew up.  There’s…

  • Chill’n in Gloucester Courthouse/Grill’n in Richmond

    Our event Sunday in Corrolla, NC was so wildly successful I woke up this morning wondering how we could top it. Day 9/Lighthouse of Destiny I also woke up wondering where my glasses wound up.  But that’s another story… Today was a day for regrouping – for taking the lessons learned from last evening and…

  • Grill'n in Corrolla

    The Carolina coast.  A place of deep and abiding serenity.  A place of incredible natural beauty.  A place of mysterious sorrow. And now, thanks to our crew today, a place where Christendom alums will hopefully continue to gather in fellowship for years to come. On a side note, whenever I use the word fellow or fellowship I…

  • Grill'n in Burgaw

    Each day as I sit to write these posts (no standing desk here) I start out with a story in my mind.  This is how it’s always been though.  When I worked in news and I was assigned to cover a story I would always jump into the news van with my camera op and…

  • Chill’n In Greensboro

    Greensboro?  What’s that, you say?  That wasn’t a stop listed on the back of those awesome tee shirts.  And how do I even get one of those tee shirts?  First, you get one by filling out a survey and showing up to an event.  On that front, many of you are planning on attending a…

  • Chill’n in Kentucky and North Carolina

    I would like to begin this post with an explanation of sorts.  When I was asked to write the blog for this Summer Road Tour I asked whether I should write only on days when we had an actual event.  In fact there are a few days (not many) when my family and I have…