The Friend Zone Shows What’s Wrong with Dating
Dec07

The Friend Zone Shows What’s Wrong with Dating

If you are one of the 3 or 4 people on the planet unfamiliar with the Friend Zone, it’s when a man or woman (USUALLY a man) has a romantic desire for a friend of the opposite sex and that friend, while they like you, don’t see you as “romantic” material. And I’m coming to realize that what gets put into the Friend Zone is highlighting just about all that’s bad about being single in America and...

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Trying To Break Through
Dec05

Trying To Break Through

The battle of depression is something that is more than just “do something that makes you feel good.” One thing that I’ve fought over the years is one of the items that contributes to my feeling depressed is that I wanted to have something that is an output of my mind and creativity that is accepted in some way by peers.  Now, I get some of this through my job.  However, journalism is not fantasy or fiction, and...

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Thanksgiving and the Middle-Aged Single Christian
Nov22

Thanksgiving and the Middle-Aged Single Christian

Holidays are hard on single people. And they’re hard on single Christians. I’ve been visiting a church in the Collierville area for the last few weeks.  It had impressive so far, although today I had two things that kind of bothered me. The first was the pastor calling poor people “under-resourced families.”  I now have concerns that this man who is supposed to be a pastor in line with the Gospel Coalition is...

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Moist Depression
Oct30

Moist Depression

Most of you who have followed my blogs over the years know of my struggle with clinical depression.  Most of you who knew me long before the blogs know I should have dealt with it LONG before I finally broke down and accepted help for it! The important thing is that about four years ago I finally dealt with it.  Anti-depressant, counseling, the whole kit and caboodle. Over the years, I’ve developed a number of coping mechanisms...

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Eli and his iPad
Oct25

Eli and his iPad

I’ve heard say some piece of technology has “changed their life.” It’s made some process easier.  Or they can watch streaming videos on their TV.  Something that’s all about making life more convienient. However, for me, I’ve had a piece of technology truly change my life. And my ex-wife’s.  And my eldest son’s.  And my parents.  My ex’s parents. And everyone else who knows Eli....

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The Sometimes Beautiful Futility of the Long Term Plan
Sep05

The Sometimes Beautiful Futility of the Long Term Plan

(Note:  All photos in this blog post were taken by me.  Click on them to see a larger version.)   When it comes to making plans in the long term, it’s completely foolish to think we can out plan God. I had a great reminder of that this week when I had a shift in my life and I could see literally years of pieces falling in place to make it happen. YEARS of pieces. It made me think about the plans I’ve made for my life...

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