A bookshelf at my local Fred Meyer (2011)


In Print

Big Fears Come in Small Packages.” A 1900 word essay in the anthology Not Afraid: Stories of Confronting Fear (Civitas Press. Oct, 2013).

“A garage-sale treasure brought me to the church.” A 500 word Open Door segment in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue of Catholic Digest.

“Truth at the Benefit Sale.” A 500 word devotional (excerpted from A Smile for Anna) in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times (Oct, 2011).
Available at AmazonBarnes and Noble, and Powells Books.


“The Treasures under Oregon’s Trees.” A profile of Eugene-area truffle hunter Tobiah Orin Moshier in MyEugene (Dec. 7, 2011, reposted at DavidOzab.com Nov. 6 2012)


What’s the Next Parenting Fad.” A short satirical post at Fatherhood Etc. (February 19, 2013), subsequently quoted in the October/November 2013 Issue of Mother & Baby Magazine (Australia).

“I Miss the Terrible Twos.” An 800 word humorous essay at Errant Parent (July 27, 2011) and “I Still Miss the Terrible Twos” a sequel posted at Fatherhood Etc. (March 24, 2012)

“It’s Taco Tuesday . . . Heads Up!” A 400 word post at Fatherhood Etc. (March 27, 2012) that went viral in May and has received over 2500 hits to date.

Spiritual Essays and Devotionals

“Beautiful Whispers.” A longer version of my conversion story posted at Why I’m Catholic (March 25, 2014).

“Oremus: A Prayer Request for the Papal Conclave” at The Pangea Blog on Patheos.com (March 12, 2013)

“The Joyful Father.” A reflection on The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11–32), posted at Fatherhood Etc. on October 18, 2012 and re-posted at DavidOzab.com on March 8, 2013.

“Mustard Seeds: A Homily.” A sample of the Author for Hire work I will be providing for FAITH Catholic, beginning Fall 2013.

“Seven Meditations on the O Antiphons.” A series I wrote for Fatherhood Etc., edited and compiled on DavidOzab.com (Dec. 23, 2012)

“The Oratory of the Heart, How Benedictine Spirituality Shapes My Walk with Christ.” A five-part series at The Pangea Blog on Patheos.com (2012).

“Wonderful, Frustrating, Incarnate,” at The Pangea Blog on Patheos.com (Nov. 18, 2011)

“One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic” at The Pangea Blog on Patheos.com (May 13, 2011)

Personal Essays

The Lemonade Stand” at DavidOzab.com (May 14, 2014).

Help a Child, Change the World” at How To Talk Evangelical (Jan. 8, 2014)

Santa’s Excellent Return Policy” at Momsicle (Dec. 20, 2013)

My First (and Last) Attempt at Swaddling” at Elevate Dads (Oct. 19, 2013)

“Today is the Day: An Anniversary Essay” at DavidOzab.com (June 26, 2013)

“A Parent’s Experience with Childhood Apraxia of Speech” at Science of Mom (Jan. 17, 2013)

“An Open Letter” at Apraxia-KIDS (Oct. 9, 2012)

“A Bit of an Accent” at Apraxia-KIDS (March 13, 2012)

“Telling Anna’s Story” on Apraxia-KIDS (Oct. 13, 2011). Reposted at Fatherhood Etc. on the first official Apraxia Awareness Day (May 14, 2013)

“For Anna” at Alise Write! (Aug. 18, 2011)

Book Reviews

Reoriented by Tyler Francke (DavidOzab.com, May 19, 2014)

Anything but Silent by Kathy and Kate Hennessy (Fatherhood Etc., May 14, 2014)

Girl at the End of The World by Elizabeth Esther (DavidOzab.com, April 16, 2014)

Smell the Blue Sky by Valerie Willman (DavidOzab.com, February 4, 2014)

When We Were On Fire by Addie Zierman (DavidOzab.com, October 25, 2013)

Wild by Cheryl Strayed (DavidOzab.com, July 5, 2013)

Life is Short, Laundry is Eternal: Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Dad by Scott Benner (Fatherhood Etc., April 2, 2013)

Speaking of Apraxia: A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech by Leslie Lindsay (Fatherhood Etc., Jan. 28, 2013)

The Adventures of a Stay-At-Home Dad by Adam Fisher-Bradley (Fatherhood Etc., Nov. 30, 2012)

The Future of Looking Back by Richard Banks (About This Particular Macintosh 18.01, Jan. 2012)

Not Alone: Stories of Living With Depression, edited by Alise Wright (DavidOzab.com, Oct. 30, 2011)

Software Reviews (About This Particular Macintosh)

MacJournal 6.0 (ATPM 18.02, Feb 2012)

Memoir 2.0 (ATPM 17.11, Nov. 2011)

Grandview 1.0 (ATPM 17.08, Aug. 2011)

StoryMill 4.0.1 (ATPM 17.07, July 2011)

PDF Studio Pro 6.6 (ATPM 17.05, May 2011)

News Clips (Originally posted at MyEugene)

“A Message of Hope” (April 8, 2012)

Think Globally, Act Locally (Feb. 28, 2012)

“Japanese Banjo” (Feb. 17, 2012)

A Visit to the “Neighborhood Market” (Sept. 13, 2011)

Mmm, Pancakes! (Sept. 2, 2011)

Alpaca Summer Nights (Aug. 5, 2011)

Dragonflies Grounded due to Bad Weather (July 19, 2011)

The Country Meets the City at Eugene’s Newest Farmers Market (July 6, 2011)

Olde England Meets Odd Eugene at the Olde English Flea Market (June 13, 2011)

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