What Your Ethnicity Says About You

For all our diversity, people aren’t really all that different. We share a lot of traits and characteristics. The wide range of people I’ve met over the years has made this crystal clear. We all want to be unique snowflakes, but patterns of personality and motivations are reliable present everywhere you look.

Not With A Bang, But A ‘Whoomp’

This weekend in Seattle, the clouds broke for the first time in what seems like ages.  Sunlight blanketed the city and friends drank sangria on rooftops as boats passed through the Sound. But not all scenes were so idyllic.  On one grassy field, in some fiery hearts, a war was brewing. Here, in the shadow … Continue reading Not With A Bang, But A ‘Whoomp’

Original Christmas Song Lyrics

It's no big secret that I am not a fan of Christmas music.  You probably just chalk that up to me being a regular ol' Scrooge, but the truth is that my main complaint against modern Christmas songs is that they have been so Americanized or edited for maximum 'consumer appeal' that they've lost most … Continue reading Original Christmas Song Lyrics

How To Make A Change In Your Life

The shelves of bookstores are filled with self-help books trying to show you how to be The Better You, the you that you wish you could be when you look at yourself in your mirror that you bought with your money that you earned at your job (that you really don't like).  You. But who … Continue reading How To Make A Change In Your Life

Everyone still here? Again.

It seems that the Rapture didn't happen.  Again. This is getting frustrating, frankly, because I need a new cellphone and I'm waiting for someone to disappear and leave behind a Droid. Has anyone considered the possibility that the Rapture really did happen, but there are so few Christians who resemble anything like Christ that we … Continue reading Everyone still here? Again.

My New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year.  Did you make any resolutions?  That's nice. Can I suggest one that I've decided to make this year? First, let me give you a little background.  Recently, an Anglican Priest (that would be in England) advised those of his parishioners who were facing dire straits this holiday season to shoplift from big … Continue reading My New Year’s Resolution