I must be one of the most fortunate people alive.
Happily married to an extraordinary woman. Father of two of the world’s Truly Great Kids. Loved by a wonderful circle of friends. Surrounded by the best neighbors. Live in a beautiful part of a beautiful city. Recipient of a good education. Able to laugh about many things and can usually cry when I need to. Get along with my in-laws. Have been greatly helped by counseling.
Things I enjoy: being with people, writing, swimming, sailing, reading, skiing, biking, tinkering, hiking, camping (yikes – I’m not doing nearly enough of several of these). Things I don’t enjoy: meetings, having to exercise, talk radio, to do lists, wearing a tie, pro sports, taxes.
I have committed my life to Jesus and seek to follow him, which is the journey of a lifetime and then some. It has nothing to do with being part of the ‘religious right.’ We enjoy worshiping and learning with other flawed human beings at a non-denominational church in Seattle. Things I write about reflect my studies of scripture, battles with my own selfishness and depravity, work with refugees, work in general, experience as a husband and a dad, joys and sorrows I’ve known, experience with friends, years of observing and attempting to understand the world around me, and – I hope – a sense of humor.