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Deep Twilight

November 25, 2011 by


It is perhaps unadvisable to watch all three non-theatre Twilight movies in a single sitting. There is every possibility that your testosterone levels will drop to dangerous levels and burly men in flannel shirts will materialize to confiscate your man card. Then again, almost two months into marriage, there are few things a man will […]

Idiot’s Metric

October 18, 2011 by


A few months ago, just after I proposed to Jess (my now-wife) on a lovely stretch of quiet sand on the Pacific Coast, I went to a purity conference for singles.  Despite the somewhat humorous timing, I found myself bunking on the floor in a room with five other guys, all brothers.  While they seemed […]

You Don’t Know Jesus

April 28, 2011 by


There seem to be days or series of days that run on a theme.  Whether this is the result of a mental filter which flags items of interest or a serendipitous alignment of events, moments in life seem to just fit together like panels in a comic books.  Later in life, not unlike the aforementioned […]

Giant Babies

April 11, 2011 by


Being a teenager is overrated.  Yes. It is.  Sorry.  If you are one of these sad souls that propagate the belief that the high school years are the best ones of your life, please stop.  You are wrong and your conviction that those years were great simply goes to show how long it has been.  […]

Not in a Fish

April 4, 2011 by


I don’t usually shop for books. This may be due to the fact that, unlike my father’s father with his 30’000 books in Kansas City, I have yet to read all the books on my shelves. Adding one more seems simply wasteful. Similarly, I am not one to wander through stores simply admiring things, much […]


March 31, 2011 by


Cause and effect is one of the most underrated principles of human existence.  It works for machines, it works for nations, it works for waistlines.  Yet somehow we only seem to get it either when the effect end of the bargain kicks us in the teeth, or when we are looking into the lives of […]

Welcome Benjamin Feehan!

March 30, 2011 by


I’ve been blessed throughout my life to have a lot of great friends, but Benjamin Feehan (known affectionately to me as “Big Benni” Feehan) has been special to me in a number of ways. For one thing, Benni lives up in the Pacific Northwest. That means that, with the exception of a few fairly rollicking […]