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About

I was born at a very early age. As the years passed, I became older and older. My dream was to become a professional basketball player. That didn't work out, but most other things have. I have a very cool job, I live in a beautiful place and I get to write every day. God … Continue reading About

Books

REORIENTED A novel about faith, scripture and sexual identity Inspired by real events, REORIENTED tells the story of D.J. Martinez, a gay Christian student who tries to start a support group for LGBT people at his conservative Bible college. Through dialogue and discord, conflict and friendship, REORIENTED explores the modern-day intersection between evangelical Christianity and … Continue reading Books

Happy holidays? Why the secularism movement doesn’t go nearly far enough

If you haven't heard, Starbucks hates Christmas, or more specifically, they hate just the Jesus part of Christmas. The "insanity" (as The Atlantic puts it) over the Starbucks Christmas cup controversy was, to me, not that surprising. It was inevitable that, at some point in the next few weeks, some rant somewhere would go viral … Continue reading Happy holidays? Why the secularism movement doesn’t go nearly far enough

Killer cat needs to be dealt with — one way or another

As most of you probably know by now, we lost almost a dozen sheep this weekend in an apparent cougar attack on our property. A neighbor and I found them Saturday morning, and you can read all the gruesome details in a column I wrote for the Woodburn Independent this week. Rather than rehashing all … Continue reading Killer cat needs to be dealt with — one way or another

Kirby Delauter’s not the only one who doesn’t understand the First Amendment

Rarely does a hilariously inept use of social media by a small-time politician present an opportunity for a broad discussion of the constitutional protections of speech and the press. But, seeing as how just such a teachable moment occurred last week, it’d be a shame to let it pass by without comment. I am, of … Continue reading Kirby Delauter’s not the only one who doesn’t understand the First Amendment