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10 Years Ago:
I was two years into a ten year gig as a student minister; still in the process of losing my illusions about what it’s like to work in a church. My first daughter was sneaking up on a year old and my second daughter was being knit together in the secret place. We took 27 kids and 4 rented 15 passenger vans to South Dakota to work on the Pine Ridge Reservation. I watch the videos now and still can’t believe we did it. I was thirty years old.
5 Years Ago:
Still happy in my youth director job. Joy and I celebrated our tenth anniversary. Kristin started school this year.
1 Year Ago:
A year ago I thought blogging was stupid.
…was Wednesday. I thought about what my next career might be, which is about all I do nowadays.
5 Snacks I Enjoy:
Pretzels, all kinds but especially these. Nacho Cheese Doritos. Doritos. Garlic toast drizzled with olive oil accompanied by a glass of white wine. A good microbrew. Cheez-Its.
5 Songs I Know All the Words To:
“You Can Call Me Al” by Paul Simon; “Heavy” by Collective Soul; “Missing Love,” by PFR; “Shouts of Joy,” by Phil Keaggy, “The Ballad of John and Yoko,” by the Beatles.
5 Things I’d Do with 100 Million Dollars:
Give 98 million away, get an MFA and retire to write every day.
5 Places I’d Run Away To:
Long Beach Island, NJ. Somewhere near Yellowstone. San Francisco. Somewhere near Rocky Mountain National Park. An undisclosed location.
5 Things I’d Never Wear:
Anything with a logo. Women’s clothing. A speedo. Spandex. Any kind of gold chain anywhere on my body.
5 Favorite TV Shows:
You’re kidding right?
5 Biggest Joys:
Seeing Jesus when it’s all done. Being there with someone when they fall in love with Jesus. Traveling long distances by car, alone (yes, I know it’s weird. So?). Seeing Phil Keaggy play guitar in person. Helping a congregation that loves to worship do what they love.
5 Favorite Toys:
This laptop I’m typing on. My guitar. My other guitar. Words. Any Myst game.
5 Fine Folks Who Can Now Consider Themselves Tagged:
Will. Stephen. Eric. Cowtown. Educat.