So I Had To Write A Bio

I enjoy reflecting on my experiences and vantage point. In fact, that’s a big part of what makes me tick. Writing *about myself*, however, always seems so presumptuous. I’ve tried writing “serious” blurbs about myself before, but when I heard them read out loud all I could think was, “Who is this pompous jerk?”

Conundrum

Lately I’ve been struggling with how to handle social media. Through sites like Facebook I am to get updates from old friends, remain connected with folks from Central Baptist and my other social circles, and even offer comfort to people in their times of need. I love this, I really do. But the ugliness is…

Moses, Texas, and Social Outrage

Yesterday, I saw a post on Facebook in the form of a blog entry which claims Texas has voted to list Moses among the Founding Fathers in their new educational standards. I have learned to be skeptical of sensational blog posts, especially if I’m moved to immediate outrage by it’s headline, so I went looking…

Rule of communication

I want to take a brief pause in my “styles” series to share some thought on how/when I choose to communicate. I'd love to hear your own thoughts in the comments! I'm calling this a “rule,” in that it helps to order my electronic communication life. Phone Calls I am well-known for my general aversion…

Why are you following me?

Every now and again I’ll get a friend request, or a Twitter notification that I’m being followed, from someone whose outlook on life is so divergent from mine that causes me to get a bit nervous. I enjoy blogging and sharing ideas, and even being honestly disagreed with, but I’ve also been attacked by the…

What’s the Buzz?

Yesterday Google unveiled “Google Buzz.”  A simple way to describe it is that Buzz seems to be the illegitimate child of Facebook and Twitter – squatting in your gmail account.  That’s the the simple way to explain it, but it also gives the wrong impression of what Buzz might just be able to do.  Buzz…