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The Dumbest Thing I’ll Do Today – Asking the DeVos Question

Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve always said, “Never get involved in an argument on Facebook.” Actually, what I said when I was a little boy was, “Never drop a frog down the pants of the town crier,”… Continue Reading

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2017 Literacy Throwdown! – January Review

The first month is down in my contest with my wife to see who can read the most books this year, and I am, amazingly, tied for the lead. This is probably the last month I’ll be able to say… Continue Reading

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2017 Literacy Throwdown Book Review! – The Forever War

If you like your science fiction techno action with a healthy dose of Vietnam-era nihilistic futility, The Forever War is the book for you. Originally published in 1974, it tells the story of a man, conscripted into a future Earth… Continue Reading

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2017 Literacy Throwdown Book Review! – What If?

You know that web comic XKCD? It’s funny. And the guy who writes it, one Randall Munroe, is a pretty bright dude. So bright, in fact that people have taken to asking him all kinds of crazy sciency-physics-type questions just… Continue Reading

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2017 Literacy Throwdown Book Review! – The Art of Smart Football

Do you lie awake at night wondering what the difference is between the “veer” and the “inverted veer”? Do you try to memorize the details of the Don Coryell pass route tree for no good reason? Do you often find… Continue Reading

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2017 Literacy Throwdown Book Review! – The Undoing Project

The Undoing Project is the latest book from Michael Lewis, the author of lots and lots of good and very successful books like Moneyball and The Big Short. He’s set a pretty high bar, but it’s safe to say that his latest… Continue Reading

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2017 Literacy Throwdown Book Review! – Icons of Evolution

Book review number one this year is for Icons of Evolution, by Jonathan Wells. In this surprisingly readable book, the author walks you through several of the examples that are commonly used as proof of Darwinian evolution (the titular “icons… Continue Reading

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Things We Could Do Better in 2017

As a compliment to my “Best of 2016” post, I thought about doing a “Worst of 2016” post. But then I decided that my web server probably doesn’t have enough storage space for a post that enormous. Also, “Worst of”… Continue Reading

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2017 Literacy Throwdown!

Every year for the last few years, I’ve made a New Year’s resolution to try to read as many books as my wife. And every year she laps me like I’m pushing a shopping cart with a bad wheel on… Continue Reading

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The Best of 2016 — A Longer Post than You Might Think

Knowing the craptaculousness that has marked most of the year, anything that says “Best of 2016” is going to inspire a smirk. Like saying “Best of My Root Canal” or “Highlights of My Bitter, Drawn-Out Divorce.” But even the worst,… Continue Reading

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Could You Go a Month and a Half without Pay?

I’m a big fan of the idea that there is no separation between the physical world and the spiritual world. They aren’t two different things; they’re two parts of the same thing, both equally real. Physical events affect the spiritual… Continue Reading

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A Christian Perspective on Black Friday

[Here’s my annual repost of my Black Friday ruminations. Although, as I got my first email about “Black Friday Deals!” the day after Halloween this year, Black Friday looks like it’s becoming less of an event. Maybe one day Black… Continue Reading

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You Have Won Nothing; You Have Lost Nothing

Once upon a time, the Christian church dominated the culture in America. People who really didn’t care one way or the other said they were Christians by default. Our art, literature, and conversations were shot through with Christian references and… Continue Reading

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Former Owner of USFL’s New Jersey Generals Gains Access to Nuclear Launch Codes

What just happened? I could not be more amazed if I had turned on the news and seen Bigfoot walk out of the woods and give a press conference where he announced that he was opening a chain of hair salons… Continue Reading

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A Further Explanation

I recently wrote a post that attempted to demonstrate the awesome scope of the brokenness of our current system. Long story short, I said that, in spite of historic electoral gains at every level of government, if conservatives don’t control… Continue Reading

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The WWJJD Podcast: Don’t Judge Us, It’s Our First Try

Ever wonder what it would sound like if I did a podcast with my award-winning-educator/counselor/pastor’s-wife/super-mom-of-two sister? Well, wonder no more, because here it is, the inaugural episode of the “What Would Jodi and Jason Do?” podcast, or as the hip… Continue Reading

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Wherein I Renounce Conservatism

People don’t vote for ideologies. Regular people, I mean. Voting for something just because it’s the most accurate reflection of some “-ism” is something you’d expect from either a college sophomore or some dead-ender who has political newsletters instead of friends… Continue Reading

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Don’t Give Up on Us, Baby

This election, if it hasn’t brought out the worst in us, has brought out the worst in our opinions of other people. Suspicion of the government — an American tradition and, I believe, a prime indicator of a healthy society… Continue Reading

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5 Things I Learned: August 2016

1. Let us now praise the Brieftons Vertico Spiralizer: In an effort to eat healthier, we’re trying to cut down on carbs. Unfortunately, pasta is made out of carbs, and pasta appears in approximately 150% of our meals. (You haven’t lived until you’ve… Continue Reading

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The Great South o’ Town Church Search!

Last summer my family and I relocated from the suburbs north of Birmingham to the suburbs south of Birmingham so I could be closer to my favorite Waffle House. When you move into a new house in Alabama, your priority tasks are 1)… Continue Reading