Camelback Mountain, in Phoenix, boasts a rigorous hike with a glorious view. It fits easily between breakfast and lunch, and if you’re in the habit of brisk walks you’ll make it to the top. Probably. I went with my brother-in-law, who rowed crew for Rutgers and can move a piano by himself. He’s a humble […]

The greatest challenge with wielding influence is getting out of the way. Whether I’m writing, teaching, or praying, my focus often drifts back to me — and I am not the point. Brett Lott references this theme in Letters & Life, his slim volume on being a writer: I saw, suddenly and fully, that a story was about the […]