March 15, 2023

Saint Paddy’s Day is here! Let’s grab some Guinness and have a cheer, oh my dear! Hot damn this is one of my favorite holidays. I Love the Celtic tradition and how the Irish get their day of celebration. The festival has become more of a cultural event today (thank God). People wearing green outfits, drinking beer, listening to some Flogging Molly and consuming traditional Irish food. Aye, let’s keep it going! However, I do believe the festival presents an... Read more

January 25, 2023

Well, 2023 is here. We are living in some crazy times (says everybody that lived throughout history)! The A.I. take over is just around the corner (Matrix, anyone?). Nah, humans will have the last word, I think. As my buddy Luke Bricker puts it, “…is this going to be some crazy robot takeover and humanity will be regulated to pods, like the Matrix. Personally, I don’t think that’s how it will go. (That is, if we choose to use A.I. and not be used by A.I.) I... Read more

December 14, 2022

Being amid the holidays, nostalgia always finds its place in my psyche. Listening to Beach Boys Christmas album in November, watching my kids’ excitement about Christmas movies, to whatever craziness comes – it’s always blasts us into that state of glee (weeee). This childlike state of being is what pushes the holiday spirit to the forefront of this time of year. Why do we “adults” stop experiencing it? Don’t get me wrong, I understand that we all get a taste... Read more

October 28, 2022

  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love how it starts the holiday seasons off with a bang. All the leaves turning brown and the sky turning gray. Kind makes you want to walk on a winter’s day, right (Halloween dreaming Mama Papas)? Luckily, I was raised in a home that loved dressing up, watching horror flicks when the mood was right, trick or treating, and all the other wonderful things that come with celebrating this holiday. I... Read more

September 29, 2022

  Being heckled on stage might be the worst thing that could happen to a stand-up comedian. As comic Patton Oswalt says, “they prevent a show from being a fucking show.” I can see where comics are coming from. It is strange if you think about it. Could you imagine someone coming to your place of work and giving you crap about how you’re doing your job?! Like the scene from Seinfeld episode, The Fire, where Jerry gets retribution on... Read more

August 25, 2022

Growing up Mormon, I always found great punchlines performed by the authorities of my church. The funny thing is, they didn’t mean it to be a punchline. They were dead serious. That looks to be the way in how Christian’s produce comedy: accidentally. Look, I am not trying to say everything that has to do with a Jesus community is absurd and hilarious. It’s not. There are many beautiful things that happen within those settings that have helped me become... Read more

July 21, 2022

  Every time this question is brought up in Christian circles, it always brings me back to me getting caught smoking the gaunga (let’s see how many different words for cannabis I can use) growing up. Like the time in high school when I “misplaced” one of my pipes on the kitchen counter (yeah, I guess I was pretty high?). I still remember my mom’s voice: “Ha, unbelievable! Look at this, it’s a weed pipe!” Maybe not a direct quote... Read more

June 29, 2022

You can’t win nowadays when it comes to engaging in our “social media” world. Dualism is running amok and there is no end in sight. Polarization seems to be the only remedy if looking to find some type of productive dialogue. Yes, you can argue until the cows come home on practically any type of current event. News from all types of sources from the left and right political spectrum seem to be the catalyst. I get it. Historically speaking,... Read more

June 1, 2022

    We all have our opinions. Our current culture within the American landscape is saturated with polarized groupthink. We all think we are right and if your opinion differs you are in the wrong and its bye-bye fat head. Yes, we seen this in all areas within the societal sphere, but I want to touch on the Christian arena (a glutton for punishment, I guess).   Pick your topic/issue throughout conservative and progressive Christianity and the hostile accusations and... Read more

May 12, 2022

So, I started a Dream Log. Why, you ask? Well, I kind of want to get to a more experiential faith. Also, I have been enthralled with Celtic spirituality (particular the Celtic Christianity) and its practice of dream interpretation. But holy shitticus! I know dreams are typically pretty damn weird, but ever since I have put a conscious effort to log and interpret my dreams, what I have discovered is my dreams are wiky-wiky wacko! It makes you wonder how... Read more

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