*WARNING NUMBER 2* many will be tempted to think that this blog is me writing about my personal life. this was not in any way inspired by my girlfriend. it was inspired by a facebook post turned into a conversation over 2 months ago. (go back to my personal facebook profile and read the long post with lots of comments on august 2nd, 2012). i promised a blog to those engaged in that conversation and here it is. hope you enjoy!
in a completely hypothetical counseling session yesterday that never came close to actually happening, a man in his late 20‘s came into my non-existent office crying. he told me through tears that his girlfriend of 3 years just won’t commit. she just won’t take the plunge.
“how long should i wait?” he said, “when do i cut my losses and just let her go? women: they’re so afraid of commitment these days…” Continue Reading →
i lost a book when i was about 6 years old. it was a book about monsters and i didn’t want to get in trouble with the school librarian so i did the first thing i can remember being taught in sunday school. i prayed that god would help me find it. with a complete lack of faith mixed in with plenty of desperation, i prayed to god to help me find my school’s monster book. it turns out that god is interested in finding missing monster books cause i found it seconds later…
he’s also pretty interested in finding sheep. there’s a pretty neat pair of stories (or parables) that jesus tells in luke chapter 15. we have to believe they are related and meant to describe the same thing since they kind of both have a similar punchline. Continue Reading →
the buzz word of “open source” seems to be gaining popularity. originally dealing with the development of software, open source as a philosophy “promotes free redistribution and access to an end product’s design and implementation details”. the idea around open source is that when you make a project public and allow input and modification, you end up with a better product which is owned and held by a collective rather than monopolized by a few.
the open source concept has on different levels, given rise to such technological household names as linux, openoffice.org, and even the google android operating system. this blog itself is created using WordPress; an open source website builder. Continue Reading →
i’ve written a book. it’s called “nice neat little packages”. but if you’ve spent any time on this website, you probably already knew that. and you can buy it online right here. but why devote a new blog post to my book? well, as you can tell by the image, my book has taken a new baby step; it’s being sold in a store now; an actual book store! like, for books. seriously.
i’ve begun promoting it slowly and cafe books in canmore is it’s first stop. check out their website and if you are in canmore, check out their store. and pick up a few books while your at it. maybe mine? Continue Reading →