Extra Points: Picking Up Tomatoes

This Week’s Focus Point: Picking Up Tomatoes Last week, my wife and I were walking into the grocery store when a guy about our age walking out of the store had his small plastic box of tomatoes plummet from his cart and spill out on the ground. My immediate...

Extra Points: Of Storms and Calamities

As I sit writing this edition of Extra Points on the Friday before, the day outside is miserable. And that’s being kind. We are in the midst of a series of rain and windstorms that are projected to be some of the worst and most damaging in recent history. Those...

Heavy Traffic

As many of you know, my daughter Mindy was recently married. It turned out to be a gorgeous Seattle summer day. After the wedding, I piled in the car my other daughter Kelli and her friend Gina to head from the church to the reception at a downtown hotel. As we hit...

Crisis Response to Tragedy

There was a terrible tragedy at a construction site in Seattle yesterday morning. A construction worker was killed on the job site Details are limited, but the reality is that a life was lost and it affects a great number of people ranging from family, friends, and...