Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy the Flight!

  “Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy the Flight”!   How I hate this phrase!  Its impact on me is second only to the sound of fingernails scratching across a blackboard. I have recently re-joined the ranks of somewhat frequent fliers, and every flight is an “adventure” I’d rather not participate in.  I imagine there is a…

The Americans Episode 5.10

This is where life comes in direct contact with the art that unknowingly imitated it.  Episode 5.10 of The Americans airs tomorrow (May 9, 2017) on FX at 10PM.  I am delighted that my scene did not wind up on the cutting floor. Finally, the public will get a glimpse of the real me: Suave,…

Georgia on my Mind

This little piece is for all the friends and colleagues I left behind in the (more than one way) chilling Northeast.  Here is the gist of it: After almost five decades of endless wanderings, I have finally found my home. You may ask, how does a born German who lived more than 30 years in…

A new Anchor at CNN?

Just kidding.  Life in the “fast lane” it is not.  You get a text at 8 PM from the producer asking if you can be on at 6 AM the next morning.  You say “sure” because that is what you publicist told you to do.  After all, you are trying to sell a book. So,…

A Visit with Dr. Zacharias

Note: Dr. Zacharias is one of the most prominent living Christian philosophers.  He is often called the C.S.Lewis of our time and is best introduced via the bio on his web site:  http://rzim.org/about/ravi-zacharias/ My wife Shawna and I were blessed with an invitation to meet Dr. Zacharias at the RZIM (the name of his organization)…

Diary of a Book Tour

Monday March 17th:  Suitcase packed, and ready for a two-week adventure called book tour.  On arrival at LaGuardia, I am quickly reminded that I am not of the Northeast anymore.  While not unfriendly, the fellow who assigns taxicabs does his job efficiently but with a grim face and dismissive gestures.  In Georgia, we would have…