Monthly Archives: August 2014

On Heroes

Mark McGwire once said, in defense of Charles Barkley’s “I am not a role model” advertisement, that children should have real heroes in their everyday life. He took some grief for this, but I couldn’t agree more.

The human beings I have held up as heroes in my life are people I have known. People who have made a difference in my everyday life. Continue reading


On Being a Christian Agnostic Leaning Atheist

Jeff note 8.25.2020: parts of this are no longer true but… this post was part of a journey and I want to leave it here in case anyone else on a similar journey finds it useful.

Recently, I posted a Facebook status that led to an ugly discussion with someone I care deeply about. The status was a joke involving some coincidences, educated guesses, baseball and proof of the presence of a deity. The ugly discussion has me thinking that clarification of my personal belief is kind of important. Continue reading