In May, for my job, I attended a concert featuring contemporary Christian bands The Afters and Hawk Nelson. It was a pretty decent show, even though neither of those bands are exactly on my list of favorites. The Afters probably had the more polished sound, but Hawk Nelson brought more energy to their stage show.… Read More


I did something really stupid this weekend. I mean really, really dumb. Monumentally idiotic. Imbecile-level. I shaved my beard off. Now, there is an actual story behind this. My soon-to-be 11-year-old daughter, Emma, has been on me forever about how my beard scratched her face when I gave her kisses. She had actually started refusing… Read More


“Who exactly do you feel like you’re letting down?” I had never really dwelt on the question before. I just knew I felt as if I wasn’t getting the job done. All my efforts felt scattershot, pecking away a little bit here and there. I could always look back at something I did and blame… Read More


I believe I may be an alien being from another planet who possesses the power of invisibility. “Crazy talk,” you say? “Not so,” I reply! Consider this… Nearly every computer or technological question I pose to humans is met either with a look of quizzical fascination or with the words, “Hmm, I’ve never heard of… Read More


John James Rambo is dead. No, I mean, seriously. Rambo died, like, a long time ago. Most people are only familiar with Sylvester Stallone’s portrayal of the muscular Vietnam vet from the four Rambo movies he starred in, but fewer realize John Rambo actually made his first appearance in a book, David Morrell’s First Blood, which… Read More


Yesterday, I wrote about how depression can cause people to become very selfish and unsupportive. I only sort of hinted at what can cause this type of behavior, though, probably because I didn’t want to admit I had it hiding in myself, too. It’s envy. Here is a comment a friend of mine left on Facebook… Read More


So, the other day, I’m driving home from work and I hear this song on the radio that I kind of like. Now, you have to remember, I don’t listen to the radio all that much. When I do, it’s sort of a forced behavior, because I know if I don’t keep up with what’s… Read More


When most people hear the word “depression,” they equate it with sadness. If someone is depressed, the reasoning goes, they must be really sad all the time. The key, then, is to find out how to make the depressed person happy. Easy enough, right? Well, not always. Just type the words “I feel dead inside” into… Read More


I haven’t written anything here in a few days. I could blame that on a lot of different things. I was catching up this past week from being sick and basically out of commission the week before. I had a lot of extra work to do. I had to drive my kids to some various… Read More