Infinite Test

Well, I finally did it. All it took was a coronavirus pandemic spawning a global stay-at-home movement, but I did it. I finally read the David Foster Wallace novel Infinite Jest. It was a worthwhile experience.

Back to Africa

Nine years ago (May 2011), just after Aaron’s graduation from University of Michigan School of Business, he and I took a father/son trip to Africa. Aaron and I learned and experienced a lot on this trip. Now, in the midst of the Covid-19 timeout, I have finally found the time to share a bit of our adventure.

I Wish I Had Known

I don’t attend a lot of funerals, but when I do, I’m often struck by the same thing: even if I’ve known the departed for a long time, I’m amazed by the amount of new information I gain from the obituary. And when I receive this new information, a lot of what I have experienced with the person suddenly falls into place, and I find myself wishing that we’d had deeper conversations while they were alive. “I wish I had known…”

Remembering Mabes

As Mother’s Day 2020 draws to a close, I’m filled with love and gratitude while remembering my mother, Claudia Louise Tarver. She left this earth on August 11, 2014, and the world has not been quite right since.

David’s Covid-19 Dungeon

Most of us are spending a lot more time indoors these days, and the Tarver family is no exception. It’s hard to stay focused and productive during this Covid-19 pandemic. Fortunately, I have a retreat where I can go to focus and create, recreate, and produce. I thought you might enjoy a tour of the sometimes-cold, sometimes spider-infested place I call David’s Dungeon.

Corona Crazy

Well, this is the first full week of Corona Virus “lockdown” here in Michigan. Schools are in online mode, restaurants are closed (except for take-out orders), all in-person meetings and events of more than 10 people canceled. What a drag.