Drive-Home Blog

Viewing entries posted in April 2014

It's "What We Learned Friday" here at the Drive-Home, an aptly-named tradition wherein we review all the things we've learned on the show this week! 

You'd think that if you took two good things and combined them, you'd end up with an even better thing. It's a good theory, but it doesn't always work out that way. Case in point: KFC has apparently released a new sunscreen to keep you from getting fried, but there's a catch. It smells like fried chicken. Sunscreen is good. Fried chicken is good. But fried chicken sunscreen? Here's our thoughts on the subject.

Jul
7

When You're Not "Seeing Someone"

I stood in the make-up aisle, tossing things into my cart with abandon, long after I checked the 2 things off my list I actually came for. I lay in bed that night wondering, “What was that about?”

Somewhere in the back of my mind I knew the answer. This weekend is the wedding...

Sep
10

When You Need Help Fighting the Lies

Just over a year ago, I read the headline and was shocked. He was gone. Robin Williams, the man I had grown up laughing with. The man who brought joy to so many people. The man with gifts most of us could only dream of possessing. The man who spent years beating back the depression waging a war inside him. I was reminded of the loss again yesterday, Suicide Prevention Day... 

 

Aug
8

The Light Will Come

I have a friend who marks the passing of the year by two things. Either "Christmas is coming,” or (when Christmas is over and we are sad,) “the days are getting longer.” It has become an unspoken tradition between us to send each other notes marking the coming and going of these seasons. Reminding each other of the good that has been, and the good that is yet to come.

Jul
10

The Story that Made Me Cry

My friend and I just sat there while the credits rolled and the theater emptied, trying somehow to stop the tears that had been flowing, well… since the opening credits. It took some serious effort. And some chocolate. Eventually we got up and left, occasionally mumbling something like, "Wow," and, "you do realize we paid money for that experience?"

Jun
19

Tell Me a Story

Even before I could read the words for myself or understand the intricacies of character development and plot devices, I've been obsessed with stories.

The Disney kind. The made up bed-time kind. The pulled from my own imagination kind.

Basically… all the kinds... 

May
8

Graduation and Mom's Day

It's that time of year. Greeting cards are flying off the shelves. (Or at least they should be.) This is your official reminder to buy your mom a Mother's day card if you haven't.

In addition to Mother's day, graduation is just around the corner for many seniors!...

So we covered a lot of ground this afternoon on the Drive Home! 

Starting off with a strange conglomeration of two of my favorite things - cats and coffee. Some folks in New York City found a creative way to connect cat lovers to homeless cats waiting to be adopted.

Apr
17

When the Pain Doesn't Make Sense

"Doesn't it just fill you with hope?" Keri asks me as we walk slowly out the front doors. I can tell we're both a little reluctant to leave.

And no wonder. It's been one of those days, where we get to glimpse behind the curtain. The intangible became tangible. As we listened to their stories, it was clear my heart wasn't the only one melting and leaking out my eyes.

It's fun to reminisce about holiday traditions from our childhood, isn't it? But if you're like me, while you might look back on all of those traditions fondly as an adult, there were probably some that you looked forward to much more than others as a young child.

I'll put it this way: the 8-year-old version of Ansen was way more excited about getting presents and candy than going to church or reading Bible passages. My mindset was to get through the boring stuff so that we could get to the good stuff. I'm pretty sure I wasn't alone.