I’m training for a half marathon in a few weeks, so I’ve been listening to more podcasts than usual. The upside to listening to podcasts while running is a lot of great entertainment, storytelling, and news. The downside is not being able to take notes. One of those note-taking annoyances hit me last weekend during […]
The last few weeks have been a bit intense with a delightful vacation to visit family in Alaska, and a much less delightful placing of all my earthly belongings into boxes and then taking them out again a few days later. But, finally, Megan and I feel somewhat settled in Minneapolis. I start my new […]
The blog has been a bit quieter than I prefer these past weeks, so here’s a hodgepodge post catching up on some recent thoughts and goings-on. For some work at NDSU, I read Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson’s new book, The Paradox of Generosity: Giving We Receiving, Grasping We Lose. Some may recall Smith’s work in […]
This is a hodgepodge post about thinking, doing, and reading. First, the thinking regarding the blog’s Fargo media debut last week. I Think This… The reaction to my “I’m #AmbivalentAboutFargo and You Should Be Too” post went beyond anything I envisioned. Not only did the post receive over 600 Facebook shares (most of them well […]
This weekend my elected representative, Congressman Kevin Cramer (R-ND) responded to a constituent who questioned Rep. Cramer’s vote cutting our nation’s food stamp program by $40 billion with the Bible verse: “If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.” Since Rep. Cramer appreciates quotes taken from the Bible without any concern for context, I’ve made him a handy list. Warning: don’t read on an empty stomach!