My Remarkable Encounter with Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

Yesterday, Rafael Nadal did something remarkable. He carried home the trophy from Roland-Garros for the 10th time. No other tennis player in the open era has won a single Grand Slam that many times. Not Roger Federer, not Serena Williams, not Martina Navratilova, not even Margaret Court. Anyway you look at it, it’s an achievement worthy … Read more

Take Me Deeper: Typography and Meaning

Take Me Deeper: Reflections and Prayers from the Edge

Next to writing, I think I like taking photos best. So when I was trying to develop the cover for Over Oceans, a collage (of sorts) came to mind. When I showed the initial design (of round three of cover designs) to an artist friend, she just looked at it and didn’t say much, turning it around … Read more

France’s Liberation and the Way of Liberty

When American soldiers came marching into Chartres on 18 August 1944, five-year-old “Rocques” stood on the street corner near his home, and cheered. He didn’t know that the soldiers had just watched thousands of their fellows die on the beaches of Normandy. He didn’t know that they were exhausted and afraid and missed home. Rocques knew that … Read more