Fast Feet :: Lessons In Humiliation

I am a runner. At least that's what I tell myself (and others, when I think it may impress them). I'm pretty inconsistent and probably shouldn't claim the hobby, but I do really enjoy it. A few years ago I ran in a 5k over by the local hospital. My friend Bryan was trying to … Continue reading Fast Feet :: Lessons In Humiliation

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Lunchroom Economics :: Thoughts on self-worth by association

I consider myself to be rather independent thinking. Not totally swept up in what’s popular. Not desperately looking for others approval. I consider myself to be beyond that. And I have proven myself wrong almost every day of my life… I still have vivid memories of all the school cafeterias I ever ate in as … Continue reading Lunchroom Economics :: Thoughts on self-worth by association

I Just Bought Identity, Affirmation & Love On Clearance…

I recently bought my very first clothing item from Abercrombie & Fitch (GASP!) Some of you are probably shocked because you're offended by their sketchy marketing techniques and others of you are just offended because I’m 32 and too old to shop there. Well, no need to worry, I’m not making a habit of it.  … Continue reading I Just Bought Identity, Affirmation & Love On Clearance…

The Spiritual Discipline Of Trash Collection

Back in my college days I was a part of a scholarship “ministry team.” Which should let you know that I went to a Christian school, since nobody else gives you scholarships for “ministry.” The specific team I was on was called YouthQuest, which sounds really lame but it was actually pretty awesome. We traveled … Continue reading The Spiritual Discipline Of Trash Collection

The Things We Do For Community… Even if that community speaks Klingon, wears skin-tight costumes in public, and carries the rank of lieutenant on an imaginary starship

So, I’m going to make a pretty big confession here. I’m a recovering “Trekky”(or Star Trek fan, for those of you too cool to know such things).  I hesitate to say this because I know what immediately jumped into your minds - the freaky, geeked-out dudes in costumes arguing whether Geordi was a better engineer … Continue reading The Things We Do For Community… Even if that community speaks Klingon, wears skin-tight costumes in public, and carries the rank of lieutenant on an imaginary starship