Information Literacy in a data-driven world

Information Literacy is an issue that I’ve become very passionate about of late. However, I couldn’t put a “term” to it until attending the 2019 INAIR (Indiana Association for Institutional Research) conference this week. In short, Information Literacy “…involves recognizing when information is needed and being able to efficiently locate, accurately evaluate, effectively use, and […]

The Joy of Living

Through the years, I’ve been asked how I have been able to go through some the things I’ve experienced and laugh at them, or to keep a positive attitude. Simply put: I don’t always. Frankly, pain hurts (A LOT sometimes).

Trials for a Christian

As a Christian, I have been promised an eternal life in Heaven with my Lord and Savior. There is no mention of an “easy” life–I will face trials. We can find many examples of this in the Bible in the lives of the saints. Look at the examples we have in Job, David, Paul and […]

Timothy’s Church

Just a little over 11 years ago, I left the church I grew up in. A church home where I attended from birth until I was 30. Looking back, I am so blessed to have been shown the way to a closer relationship with my savior. Timothy 1 and 2 were the guiding influence in that […]

“Fake” News

A few people have asked me about my penchant for fake news after I started sharing Onion and BabylonBee articles. I’d say that, for me, it all started at or around inauguration of Donald Trump. Sadly, satirical news sites such as The Onion and BabylonBee are just as “real” or true as the mainstream media. […]

Father’s Day

Yesterday was Father’s Day. My wonderful kids honored me with many kind words and some treats. (Taylor: love the Reeses!) Father’s day is very humbling to me. I am well aware of all of my faults and shortcomings. I wouldn’t call myself a great father or sometimes even a good one. In the last 18 years […]


I’ve been thinking lately. What would it be like if there truly was a world-wide apocalypse such as a nuclear war or a financial disaster or even a zombie invasion? The closest America has come to this is the Great Depression and WWII. I watch all things history and have caught many Modern Marvels episodes […]


Forty. That’s how old Mike would have been today. In my human brain, I cannot fathom how it’s right or good that he’s not here. I know that God’s timing is perfect and the plan good. However, the struggle persists. He never even made it to 26, let alone 30. Or 40. Or… I’m not deceived […]

The Scout Oath

The Boy Scout Oath reads: On my honor, I will do my best. To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight. Earlier this week, as I prepared to leave work, I […]

Missing out

If you spend your days with your nose in the news or on a computer, you’re missing out. You really are! There is so much wonder all around us that it’s hard not to be in awe. You don’t necessarily have to go to Montana or Oregon or other exotic place to find it either. […]

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