Gatherings Remind Us Why Human Connections Are Truly Important

Jathan, Heather, Marilyn and Chris

It’s always fun to gather together with good friends. [Pictured left to right: Jathan and Heather Fink, Marilyn and Chris Ramos](Photo by Chris Ramos)

November is here and autumn has finally arrived in Texas. For a while now, I have wondered if we would ever see the trees change color or the temperatures drop. I lived here before, years ago, but apparently I’d forgotten just how long summer lasts in Dallas. Life in New England spoiled me with its bounty of fall foliage, and I find that I really miss it now, not to mention life by the sea. Thankfully, I stay much too busy to dwell on things I miss since I’m too focused on what is yet to come. Read more of this post

NOLA’s Spirit Reminds Us To Keep Going

Jackson Square

A statue of Andrew Jackson rides high on his stallion amid Jackson Square in New Orleans’ French Quarter.
(Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Proud NOLA natives, Deborah and Merlin Dyer celebrate everything about the culture of their hometown, from the French fleurs-de-lis that are prominently “hidden” in every picture frame, seat cushion and corner of their home to the vibrant, jazzy art that covers its walls. Last night, my wife and I joined the couple for an authentic New Orleans feast in their new Texas home, but they introduced us to much more than an exquisite meal.   Read more of this post

My Crusade To Turn UC Red

Texting and Driving

The rising number of fatalities resulting from distracted driving led me to start the Turn UC Red campaign.
(Photo by frankieleon, Flickr)

In April 2010, right before I graduated from college, I learned an important lesson about what it takes to make a difference in the world. That was the month I started the Turn UC Red™ campaign at the University of Cincinnati in an effort to get students to put an end to distracted driving. At the time, Oprah Winfrey had already her viewers to sign a No Phone Zone pledge, so I took that idea and ran with it.  Read more of this post

A Message from Jathan Fink, August 2015

Texas wildflowers

Texas wildflowers (Photo courtesy Jon Clegg, Flickr)

Hi Everyone,

The long, lazy days of summer are in full swing, especially here in Texas where temperatures in Dallas/Fort Worth have reached 108 degrees in some places, and taking a walk is the equivalent of swimming underwater without a snorkel, the air is so thick with humidity. Even so, every time August rolls around, I can’t help but feel as though the magic of summer has slowly started to wane. Read more of this post

Remember the Past and Preserve Your Legacy

Jathan and Grandma Cane

Jathan and his great grandmother, Catherine Warilow. (Photo courtesy Fink Family Archives)

Hi everyone,

Do you ever feel as though the universe is trying to tell you something? Lately it seems like everything has one resounding theme: remembrance. Read more of this post