If nothing else, my life is a monument of what not to do. If you want to get far in life, grab a seat, watch me for a few minutes, cringe in pain, then go do the opposite. Case in point? Fifth grade, a time when a boy starts his long journey into manhood, but … Continue reading Two Lessons You Should Learn (Because I Sure Didn’t)
In many ways, I wasted my twenties. In others, I loved them. Sometimes I failed to learn a lesson, other times I did the right thing almost by accident. Today, I turn thirty. I can officially look back on those ten crazy years and see where I goofed and where I succeeded. So if you're … Continue reading 10 Tips for your 20s from a Guy Turning 30.
Despite what people think, being an introvert does not mean I'm antisocial. I love a good, rich, deep conversation with one or two people. The other night, I got that with an old friend I'll call E. We talked about literature, media's impact on society, relationships, and our personal items in a two-hour Skype chat. … Continue reading How To Be Friends Without The Sex
I imagine I just got two reactions to that title: SIDE A: Yeah, Christians should kick Trump out of office and jump back into the Paris Agreement and punch those money-hungry corporate cutthroats in the junk! SIDE B: Yeah, Christians should knock down this pseudo-science and call the power of Jesus down on people who … Continue reading Why Christians Should Care About the Climate Change Discussion
Usually, I try to inject a fair amount of irreverent humor into my blogs, but on topics like this, it's difficult. The 2016 election is a pretty serious matter. Don't get me wrong, it's a joke, but a very serious one. I'll admit up front I am no political watchdog; I have no special insight … Continue reading 5 Sober Predictions for the 2016 Election
Sometimes, I feel like I'm living in a western movie. White men in North Dakota are trying to spread west, but run into Indian opposition. Terrified of the "red man," they paint him as the enemy, the great obstacle of progress. But at least westerns had the decency to make the Indians murderous villains, not quiet … Continue reading 75 YOF: John Wayne, North Dakota, and Casual Racism (The Searchers-1956)
If you thought that title was boring, you just got the point. My family just moved from Denver, Colorado to Twin Falls, Idaho, and when we told our friends, they all gave us the same advice: Don't go through Wyoming. It's desolate and dull. Also, my parents, who helped us move and drove ahead of … Continue reading Musings on Mankind while Driving through Wyoming