Category Archives: writing

Paris, Beirut, Japan, Kenya,…

By | November 15, 2015

It’s been a world of hurt lately, and yet it always is. It is always true that the poor are with us, that evil men and women plot against us to do us harm, from the personal level to the national. We can be fearful and aggressive and return hate for hate, fire for fire,… Read More »

Do I Have Privilege?

By | November 3, 2015

The short answer is “Yes.” The longer answer is more nuanced, because of course I don’t see or experience my privilege. It just is, because I live in a society and culture that by default caters to me and my own identity and my own sense of belonging here. There is a great paper written… Read More »

Christ-follower in All Things

By | October 30, 2015 I don’t get it that Christians claim they need guns to “protect” themselves in America. We aren’t in Somalia or Burma or North Korea where the state has direct animus against us or the citizens are terrorized on the street by anarchy and a government that can’t govern. We live in arguably one of… Read More »

Snoqualmie’s Bad Hire Puts North Bend at Risk

By | October 26, 2015

Officer Nicholas Hogan of the Snoqualmie Police Department was hired by Snoqualmie after being fired by the City of Tukwila due several payouts (totaling $425K) which resulted from his violent actions against civilians. Per the Seattle Times article of October 25, 2015 (, the police commander of Tukwila questioned why any police department could hire… Read More »

What About ‘Those People’? Why Don’t They Fix Their Own Lives?

By | September 26, 2015

“Why don’t ‘those people’ fix their own lives and culture instead of rioting all the time?” I hear this question a lot. Do you want to know the answer? First of all, ‘those people’ are exactly like you. People, humans, Americans, who lives lives, like you, largely unrecognized. They are doing what they’re doing without… Read More »

The Book Is Free

By | September 17, 2015

At last (again), the Kindle book download for “Stars in the Texas Sky” is free for four days (18-September – 21 September, 2015) Americas US CA MX BR Europe UK DE FR IT ES NL Asia & Pacific AU IN JP

When We Would Tell Others

By | September 5, 2015

There is an awesome story in the Christian New Testament where Peter and Jesus (post-resurrected, not-yet-ascended) have an interaction about John, a pesky disciple who gets all the press and attention, when as we know, Peter is the rock of the church: Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them.… Read More »

Scrivener – Why It’s What You Want to Use

By | August 23, 2015

Scrivener is a program to write long-form documents of various types: novels, short stories, blog posts, dissertations, scripts, legal documents, and so on. A common question that comes up, though, is “Why would I use Scrivener when I have Microsoft Word?” Here are some reasons why Scrivener works better for you than Word. Long-form documents… Read More »