Suite Talk: Election Reflections 

 

Photo by Nick Wilkes

Looking past Election 2016, one father looks beyond the horizon and speaks through the chatter to expresses his hopes and fears for our children and country.

“I am charged with nurturing my sons into emotionally mature, intellectually curious and self-confident men … [in a country] their potential is only limited by their imagination and ability to make it a reality.”

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Thoughts on America, on this day

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Photo by Edewaa Fosterhttp://iipixphotography.com

My oldest son, Middleton, was born on July 4th in Washington DC. A few hours, later fireworks erupted in celebration across our nation—I’d like to think in honor of him.

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Conduct Your Own Symphony

Photo by Radek Grzybowski
Photo by Radek Grzybowski

On the inaugural Suite Talk podcast we are joined by Dr. Jay Speights, Vice President of the New Seminary. Dr. Speights gives us some practical insights on how to begin each day with purpose and focus, with an eye to setting the tone, tenor and tempo. We will hear from Dr. Speights in the near future. In the meantime, lean-in, lean-back and enjoy!

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Playtime isn’t Only for Kids, Creativity still Blooms in Adult Life

“Once I finish painting, it clears my mind and it gets rid of the cobwebs.”

A painting by the artist Chad Cortez Everett is taking shape.

Against a mash-up of gold and bronze hues an ebony hand holds a cross aloft. It doubles as a puppeteer’s control bar and manipulates a man’s torso that’s affixed to a tabletop. Nearby is a thick stack of C-notes, a cherry pie with a slice removed, and a trophy cup. Floating in the midst of these images is a curled banner that reads: “The American Dream.”

“My art is mainly a story about myself and what I’m feeling,” Everett said. “It’s very narrative.”

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