2017 Gear Post: Packing to Travel Light

It’s been almost five years since I became a serious convert to minimalist packing. I now travel around the world using carry-on baggage only. It’s fast, easy, and less stressful than playing the luggage-lug-around. Aside from making travel itself far less of a pain, I also continue to enjoy the…

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A Broken Bridge on the Road to Freedom

The Election of 2016 is over. Donald Trump is president-elect of my beloved country. Lady Liberty’s torch has long served as a leading light upon the road to freedom. And for far too many people it surely must seem as though that light has just gone out. Those who have…

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Set Course and Engage

I made the announcement on Facebook quite some time ago, but I’m past due for a more elaborate and wider-cast statement on the matter: This summer I got engaged. Her name is Kayla. We met at a bar. We both ordered burgers, so it sorta had to be fate. But…

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Me and My Spine

So this year my parents, who I’m pretty sure are the Best Parents in the World — not that it’s a competition, mind you, but yeah, they’d totally win — are enjoying a pretty big birthday milestone. To celebrate, they’re knocking off some bucket items, and it pretty much sums…

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Shards of Heaven: The Start is Nigh

On Tuesday, 24 November, my novel The Shards of Heaven will at long last be released. Pre-orders will arrive on doorsteps. Copies will be in stores. Over seven years since I finished it, the book will officially be born.  A number of folks have asked me this week how it…

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