Dirt Piles & Jumbo Crayons

For those who want to get dirty, love wildly, and be free

I Have A Dream

I have a dream that nonviolence will replace violence.

I have a dream that our moral economy is valued more than our financial economy.

I have a dream that America can be a republic and not remain an oligarchy. Continue reading “I Have A Dream”


Making A Mark

Advertising. Mimetic theory. Anniversary of a founder’s death. Donald Trump. What do these have in common? If I told you, would you believe me? Read on to find out more! Continue reading “Making A Mark”


A mirror, at least a good plane one, simply reflects reality. It takes the light that hits it and reflects it back based on the laws of physics. Distortion, unless one of those wacky mirrors in a fun house, is a defect, not a feature. Continue reading “Mirrors”

Peter’s Dreams

A Parable

Soon after Matthias replaced Judas, Peter had many sleepless nights. Hiding from the Romans and leading the disciples in Jerusalem were taking their toll, and disagreements often escalated into more violent confrontations. Continuing to wait for God-knows-what only added to the stress and uncertainty, and one evening, he fell into a trance. Continue reading “Peter’s Dreams”

I’m Not A Christian, Part 3

In Part 1, I introduced my resolution that I would not call myself a Christian anymore. In Part 2, I offered further reasoning for choosing this resolution and the biblical guidance between beliefs and deeds. If you’ve read this far, thank you! In this final part, I’ll bring this in for a landing – I hope. Continue reading “I’m Not A Christian, Part 3”

I’m Not A Christian, Part 2

In Part 1, I introduced my resolution that I would not call myself a Christian anymore. And I offered some introductory thoughts and ended with a question about the biblical use of labels and whether beliefs can be a filter as our guide. Hope you enjoy reading Part 2… Continue reading “I’m Not A Christian, Part 2”

I’m Not A Christian, Part 1

Or, more precisely, I’ve resolved to not call myself a Christian anymore. I do not take this resolution lightly, nor would I want it to be misinterpreted, even though I will try my best to explain what I mean. I also realize that I don’t owe anyone an explanation why I’ve made this resolution, but I’d prefer to be vulnerable instead of secretive or evasive. Continue reading “I’m Not A Christian, Part 1”

Discerning the Spirits

Another calendar year is ending. As I reread my blog posts from a year ago, I’m reminded how personally tumultuous 2017 was for me and my health, and now 12 months later, not much has changed except a confidence that comes with stability and predictability. When I gaze at the wider circumstances that many are facing, I see a deepening and widening pressure on everyone’s physical and mental health. It’s been a stressful year, and the clicks keep coming. Our spirits are being challenged in a way that I had not predicted just a few years ago, and wish it wasn’t so. Continue reading “Discerning the Spirits”

Simply Christmas

If you’re simply having a wonderful Christmas time, you don’t need to read any further. I wish you and yours a season of peace, joy, and love.

Are you still reading? I think I understand. Continue reading “Simply Christmas”

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