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I’ve got this Thing. And it’s a Problem.

I’ve got this Thing. And it’s a Problem.

I think I’m a pretty good guy to be around most of the time. When life is humming along, things are falling into place, and stress-inducers are at a minimum, I’m a tolerable dude. I handle my kids well, I dote on my wife, I smile a lot. Steve’s the life of the party when life goes swimmingly. But I have this thing. When I can’t find my wallet or my computer is on the fritz or the furnace gives…

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Shaping Worldviews. In Order.

Shaping Worldviews. In Order.

This week’s #2021WritingChallenge is the word order. My eleven-year-old is reading Bruxy Cavey’s End of Religion right now. It’s a treatise on the toxicity of religion and how it is antithetical to everything Jesus was about. For those unversed in the ways of Bruxy (or unfamiliar with the actual portrayal of Jesus in the Bible), this may come off as antithetical or counterintuitive even – “Heh? Didn’t Jesus come to start a religion? Why would he be opposed to it?”…

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10 Things I Love About Cam

10 Things I Love About Cam

Last weekend I celebrated Cameron’s 7th birthday with a “cake” made of Snicker bar and marshmallows surrounded by graham cracker and chocolate. In Cam’s words, this was, literally, “the best cake ever!” We were on a fishing trip and were in desperate need of spending some serious time together. I can’t articulate just how precious this time together was. On Sunday, Father’s Day, after a long day of packing up camp, fishing, and traveling home, Cam presented me with a list of 10 things he…

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Perspective is as True as it is Cliché

Perspective is as True as it is Cliché

This morning I was inspired to ride my bike to work. In fact, I was inspired to bike with Cam and Graham to school first, and then ride my bike to work. The inspiration began as I lay in bed, giving half an ear to the kids playing in the livingroom and to Maddy “talking” from her crib while the sun streamed in from the window to tell me it was going to be a fantastic spring day. Such a glorious feeling waking…

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Coercing Kids with Hell

Coercing Kids with Hell

It’s been 3 months since my last post. Flip. My whole purpose in creating this inciting incident was to start writing more frequently and consistently. It’s hard. Let me tell you: it’s hard. But I won’t give up. It’s 2014 and a clean slate for starting over. I think rule number 1 is to just not beat yourself up over it. So I haven’t written much in the last while – get over it. I’ll live. Let’s just pick up…

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