Fun Blogging

Russell Minick think~be~do

I used to have fun blogging. I used a pseudonym and I did not promote my site. I just liked knowing that what I was writing was slightly more public than my private journal. Then I bought a domain with my name on it. I felt obligated to try and be more responsible; more curated. My writing almost completely dried up. I’m going to try writing a bit more freely. I am approaching 50 in a few weeks and I am scheduled to be a grandfather in a few months. …

Grammar Nazis and 2015 Clarity

Russell Minick think~be~do

“Grammar nazis” are cursed with a gift. Seeing the beauty and clarity of how grammar is meant to work trumps their awareness that people without the gift live full and meaningful lives. They are compelled by their lucidity to challenge normal communication, even if it leaves them with no one to communicate with… I mean: “with whom to communicate” (I think). Conceptual conciseness without loss of dimensional nimbleness is my cursed gift. I fail to benefit from systems of organization, diet, exercise and finances that help multitudes of normal people. Even …

The end is near. The beginning is coming!

Russell Minick family

This Saturday night I will stand on my son’s home field. It is not the little concrete courtyard in China or the magical pitch beside our Thai dream house. The University of Mary Hardin Baylor has become home for Isaiah, and it is their field that will provide a parting gift to the me who was a parent of children. Our first daughter left home as a pioneer. Hannah led our missionary family in the painful re-entry back to our sending culture. From a distance we tried to parent with love and …