Our Blog

We are currently in the process of composing a full length book about our first 5 years.  The following blog entries will give you a good idea of what to expect between its covers:  humor, philosophy, theology, narrative, memoir and more.  It’s truly genre-bending.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll buy several copies and send them to your family and friends!


Can I level with you?  Can I shoot straight, get right to the point, and keep it real?  Can I have a no-nonsense, no-holds barred, come-to-Jesus moment with you?  OK. Here it is.  Wait for it… Buffering…buffering…buffering… God is good, all the time; all the... read more

Be Specific

How many New Year’s resolutions have already gone up in smoke…or down in donut grease? I spoke of goal-setting last week, but we all know that the hard part is carrying through.   It’s not how you start the race, but how you finish that counts – a lesson we try to... read more


We all need goals in life.  Physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social…pick a category.  Pick’em all.  There is no lack of areas where we can improve.  Our imperfection knows no bounds. At Whetstone, we have a white board to keep track of certain “Feats of... read more


There’s nothing quite like having the right tool for the job.  Hours, days and even weeks can be shaved off the estimated time of completion.  Headaches, injuries, and a thousand little frustrations can be eliminated by making a quick trip to the hardware store and... read more


“Will” is an important word at Whetstone.  Brandon and Laura’s 2 year old son is named Will.  We have a beautiful chestnut brown horse named Will. (Interestingly, he was given that name years before he was generously donated to us.)  Will is a helping verb that aids... read more

Whetstone Wives

November 23rd is a big day for me personally.  This year, it falls on Thanksgiving, my wife’s birthday, and my 15th wedding anniversary!  Not a day I should forget.  There could be bad times in Brooklyn if I do. Fifteen years ago, I married Christine Marie Creasy.  It... read more

Rubs and Scrapes

We like to go on long walks at Whetstone Boys Ranch.  Long walks are good for the soul.  In addition to pondering the meaning of life and the mysteries of nature, we enjoy looking for signs of deer.  More specifically, we like looking for signs of “the big buck.” He’s... read more

Good Fences

Good fences makes good men. Because good men don’t let their horses run into the road. Because good men take time to build something that lasts. Because it takes manly strength (and a good sense of humor) to clear and tighten a barbed wire fence without the fancy... read more

When Life Gives You Walnuts…

Twelve giant walnut trees stand guard at Whetstone Boys Ranch, their huge arms framing almost any view from the house.  In addition to providing shade and shelter, they are beginning to take on the added responsibility of therapy for our boys…or for the time being,... read more
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