I sit on a throne of lies!

Jesus is not Santa.  Santa is not Jesus.  I know, I know, I sit on a throne of lies.  Just because we celebrate Jesus’ birthday by having a magic elf deliver presents doesn’t mean they have anything to do with one another. …

The number 59 and why I am grateful for Hillary

I don't think this election was about racism or sexism.  It wasn't as simple as all that.  I'm not sure what it was about honestly.  History will be able to tell us a bit more.  I do believe it will be a salvo of some sort…

I voted today

I voted today.  I had a nice conversation with a couple from Alaska while waiting in line.  They didn’t mention who they were voting for and I didn’t ask.  I wonder, would our conversation have changed if they were voting…

This is some weather we are having...

I recently attended an all day retreat with my coworkers.  I heard a great perspective on our culture that had never occurred to me.  Tom Booth made an analogy of our culture being like the weather.  He was quoting Mark Twain, "Everyone…

Sit or Stand?

Over the weekend the internet blew up with vitriol over Colin Kaepernick of the San Fransisco 49ers sitting during the national anthem.  Kaepernick has stated his reasons for not standing included the systemic injustices inflicted upon…

Two dead birds, a flat and half a heart

This morning my kids were ready for school and wanted some caffeine to help them through the day. I wasn’t ready on time and forgot I needed gas so I figured I could kill two birds with one stone; get gas and a handy-dandy Starbucks drink…

The Past...

On this day 47 years ago Woodstock began.  This event helped shape American culture for a variety of reasons not the least of which was amazing live music by iconic artists.  The memory (or loss of memory for some!) of Woodstock lives…

Shirtless driver

My new job finds me driving on the 101 Northbound 2 or 3 times a week. Each trip takes around 45 minutes. There are various ways to pass the time and I have found some to be more meaningful than others. Despite my great desire for the…

Will You Marry Me?

At the age of 24 I didn't know much.  I didn't know what I would become (still a work in process), didn't know what I would get paid to do for a living (work in progress) and wasn't sure where I would live.What I became increasingly convinced…

SB1062 and a word to Christians

Arizona Legislators recently passed SB1062.  Whether you see this law as protection of rights or legalizing discrimination, it is a hot topic on the web and around the water coolers. Again our nation is polarized around a social…