I am a Christ follower, but either bored with or offended by much of the evangelical subculture.
I hate and fear spiders, particularly if they are colorful, large, or hairy, but I am fascinated with snakes.
I am a father of four adult children and have many regrets about my emotional unavailability in those early fathering years, but God has been gracious and gives me much joy, nonetheless, in and through my children and their children. I love them so much.
I love to ride my mountain bike--if the temps are between 68-71, and if the winds range from 1-3 mph across the Illinois prairie.
I love my wife who has done this journey with me for 36 years. She has experienced my ranting and raging, my tailspinning lows, and my off-the-wall "I can't believe he just said/did that" reactions and antics. She has loved me in and through it all. I am blessed.
I am a peacemaker, but, frustratingly, not a peaceable person and hope the gap between my position and my character significantly diminishes.
I listen to the Avett Brothers,Jimmy Buffet, Van Morrison, Jack Johnson, the Grateful Dead, and Jesus Christ, but not necessarily in that order.