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On Falling Apples & Geography

There is certainly some truth to the old saying, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”. Like it’s close cousin, “a chip off the old block”, it…

On Finding God

I’ve noticed a trend on Twitter and I’m not sure if it’s representative of the world at large, or a phenomenon of the social media. The vast majority…

Is Christmas Real?

In the modern Western world most everyone is familiar with the basic story of Christmas, even if they aren’t Christian. Linus Van Pelt did a pretty good job of…

The Loop Station

Today was a rainy, overcast Saturday one week before Christmas eve. I got up early this morning and headed up to The Lab to continue dialing in my…

A Spiritual Inventory

Spirituality is the aspect of recovery that I think most often gets overlooked. Some of us are very comfortable embracing spirituality, but for others it feels weird or uncomfortable. A…

Three Reasons Grandma Might Hate Me

Grandma called me a simple-minded, boring, little cretin who can’t live without a night light. She told me I take orders from an imaginary sky fairy that tells…

The Burning Building

A buddy of mine is a firefighter and an EMT and he has some amazing stories to tell. He just got back from helping to fight the wildfires…

The Order of Importance

I had a very interesting question put to me by one of my atheist friends on Twitter. It seemed a simple query at first, but turned out to…

The Pagan Roots of Christianity

One of the most common accusations leveled against me by my favorite Twitter atheist, whom I only know by the pseudonym “Thomas Doubtmoore”, is that I am not…

What’s A Christian To Do?

I live in a land-locked state so whenever I visit an ocean side city, even on a quick business trip, I make it a point to spend at…

A Moral Inventory

I’ll be honest, things are going to get a little uncomfortable. This is the step in the recovery process where things start to get very real.  It’s a good…

On The Golden Ratio

I’ve been enjoying a website called Highbrow for a few months now. Their tagline is “Learn Something New Every Day”, and they deliver 5-minute lessons to your inbox…