Welcome.

 My name is Ryan Metlen. 

 

I am a husband, father, artist, author, corporate leader, and life-long Lutheran.  On this site you'll find my art, books, and philosophical musings.

Why share?  I believe that sharing in the spirit of truth (logos) is a vital component of a meaningful life.

 

It isn't easy!  The complexity of our lives makes it difficult to give adequate and full expression to our many thoughts, lessons, sufferings, and joys.  Moreover, vulnerability in the assessment and articulation of our stories opens us to the potential of criticism and rejection...  

 

Yet, it is through courageous engagement with each other and the world that we create meaningful connection and find true personal growth.  

 

And so, it is my sincere hope that you will find inspiration here.

  

Ryan Metlen

 

 

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