Stuff About Me That’s Utterly Fascinating

How I wish my profile pic looked.

If I were a hipster.
If I were a hipster.

Stuff clangs around in my head.

Why? Because I’m an INTJ.

This is a place to get my thoughts into the light of day where they can become uncluttered, critiqued, and developed into useful ideas.

I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” – Flannery O’Connor.

Some might find the topics here a little eclectic for their tastes. Others might think, “Finally hope! I am not alone.”

And another thing!  I am not optimizing this blog for SEO or anything really.  I do that all day long in the real world for clients. This is the anti-that approach. Doing it on this site would give me tired-head. So I’m thinking you pretty much tripped and fell into this site like Alice.

Whatever my thoughts, I will strive to write with a tone of love and respect, even when critiquing,  so that I don’t become another cymbal clanging out meaningless communication in an already noisy world (I Corinthians 13) . Here is a bit more about some things that make my neurons fire more rapidly . . .

Favorites in no particular order

authors who paint with words: Anne Lamont and Colum McCann

soul feeding authors: Thomas Watson and James S. Stewart

writing teacher: Roy Peter Clark

teams: Liverpool FC, Dallas Cowboys, Texas Longhorns, US Olympic

ride: my two runs down Innsbruck Bobsled track

exercise: i like to ride my bike, lots!

upscale restaurant: Saint Emilion, Fort Worth

downscale restaurant: Baja Mexican

rock music I like: , Radiohead, Son Lux, Sohn, John Butler Trio (previous lineup)

burning music you might not have heard of: check out good listens section

jazzers: Avishai Cohen Trio, Snarky PuppyWolgang Muthspiel

composers: Prokofiev, Shostakovich and other Russians,

classical piece: Sonata for Violin and Piano II: Lento (d.2 trck.2) (A. Copland opens itunes)

futbol players: Couhtino, Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard,

guy who needs a beatdown: Pretty Boy Floyd Mayweather

Stats

family: great wife, three awesome kids (girl, boy, girl), two fantastic step-sons

current calling;  Owner at Moon and Owl Marketing

past callings: Senior Account Executive at Miller Public Relations. Pastor of Teaching and Creativity, Pastor of  Creative Communications and worship @NorthWood Church, leader of dropknee  band, founder of The Clinic and worshiptrench.com

other jobs: swimming coach, distance runners coach, quasi-pro triathlete (back when the knees were young), driving range golf ball picker-upper (aka “target”)

preachers: Alistair Begg , James S. Stewart, Louie GiglioJohn Piper

ancient preacher: John Chrysostom

BOBSLED RIDE

Best birthday present ever??? Two runs down the 76 Olympic Innsbruck Bobsled Track with the current #1 Austrian driver Wolfgang Stampfer at 70+ mph. Amazing speed and a huge dream come true.

4 thoughts on “Stuff About Me That’s Utterly Fascinating”

  1. Sure. I’d be happy to review it. I added it to my wish list. Thank you!

  2. Jordan

    Thanks for the post at my blog. The last time I lead “I Cannot Ignore” is April 2016!!! It’s one of my favorite songs, and I’m not ready to retire it yet. Great lyrics, a distinctive rhythm, and the only song I do with an Em9!

  3. Jordan,

    I heard you lead Fuel at a conference at Northwood many years ago. It really moved me, so I figured out the chords (best as I could) and have done it ever since. We help with an Operation Christmas Child relay center, and they have adopted Fuel as their theme song. We’ll be leading a group in singing it tomorrow. That song continues to resonate. Just wanted to say thanks.

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