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Because just being a nerd isn’t enough

I have a lot of books.  One entire room in my house (as well as a large case in my man cave) is dedicated to books.  My Goodreads account lists over 1200 read titles, and my Twitter handle is @bookwormjeff (feel free to add me on either platform).  When I was a child, I read through the entire… Continue reading Because just being a nerd isn’t enough

Thanksgiving · Uncategorized

What I Am Thankful For – 2016

I write this from my in-law’s house; Thanksgiving dinner is long gone and the house is quiet.  My wife is sitting across from me on her laptop, and her parents have retired to their bedroom.  This is the perfect time for me to remember what I am thankful for this year: I am thankful for… Continue reading What I Am Thankful For – 2016

Current Events · Politics

We have done this to ourselves – one liberal’s response to the Trump victory

Last night, the citizens of the United States of America spoke up and elected Donald Trump president.  The media was shocked, the pundits were speechless, and many people on the coasts went into a rage.  As the news of a Trump victory settled in, his supporters cheered in triumph while the Clinton backers stared in disbelief.… Continue reading We have done this to ourselves – one liberal’s response to the Trump victory

Current Events · Politics

Bringing Compassion Back into U.S. Politics

As I think about the upcoming U.S. presidential election, I can’t help but remember what happened to me a couple weeks ago at church.  I’d only returned to regular service for 5 weeks, and I’ve been trying to let go of my stubbornness and biases.  I want to hear what the sermons for what they are worth at… Continue reading Bringing Compassion Back into U.S. Politics