MTM and I recently read The Shadow of the Wind aloud together. In my appearances, I often joke that telling people we read books aloud makes us sound intellectual. In truth, it helps us escape 21st century noise and distractions. Devices cause a ton of unnecessary wind, don’t they? Before I visited almost 30 countries […]


The words beauty and shopping mall aren’t congruent. In my imagination, beauty is glimpsed in sweeping vistas and museums or woven between the letters of words. I love finding beauty in unexpected places. After speaking to a Dallas group, the man who introduced me helped me pack up. He said, “You know, while you were […]