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“11 Simple Ways To Not Be a Terrible Person in 2016” “Have a Mind-Meltingly Good Year By Following This One Weird (Possibly Illegal) Trick” “Achieve Total Global Domination In The Next 52 Weeks!“ “Click On This Horrifically Misleading Image to Learn 17 Mediocre Hacks That We’ve Impulsively Labeled as ‘Genius’” Well, interwebs – it’s happening … Continue reading


Danza-tastic! 6 Saucy Ideas for Leaders to Consider (Or Not. It’s your life.)

So you’re in charge…or so you’ve been told. Whether you consider yourself a “leader” or not, there are a few characteristics I’ve found to be true of exceptional women and men of influence – compiled here in saucy, bite-sized pieces for your consumption: My eyes are up here. We know you’re busy running the universe, but … Continue reading


Quotes ‘n Such

Hi There! I’ve been having fun writing down my thoughts and turning them into images the last couple of weeks and a few of you asked that I put them all in one spot. Feel free to share or post as you like. I hope these encourage you in some small way! – Ian


In the last few weeks I’ve found myself wrestling through a sea of arduous thoughts and questions – many revolving around the issue of racial discord and ethnic prejudice. Perhaps you know the feeling. Though I honestly feel like I have more questions than answers at times, I feel compelled to offer a few propositions … Continue reading


Why I’m Not Color-Blind

All is not well. In light of the recent Confederate Flag conversation, there seems to be a lot volatile discussion in the media regarding the issue of race and discrimination. Not surprisingly – the Christian voice is certainly among the chorus of responses I’ve seen – and I think that’s a good thing. But now … Continue reading


Easter: After the Sugar High

The eggs have been successfully hunted down with precision. The sugar highs have turned into sugar crashes. The pastel dresses and nicely pressed suits are hung/thrown back into the closet. The bunny ears are stored neatly to frighten children again next year. The Easter lilies are… somewhere. Today is referred to by many as “Bright … Continue reading


St. Patrick: The Marshmallow Loving, Beer-Drinking, Snake-Charming Leprechaun

You’ve all probably seen a post or two setting the record straight regarding the origins of St. Patrick’s Day. If you missed the onslaught of facts these last couple of days and are still sober enough to read them (here’s hoping) – I’ll highlight some of my favorites here: St. Patrick wasn’t Irish. Wait, so … Continue reading


(WWSVS) What Would St. Valentine Say?

    Today is the day. You know it, I know it. In fact, you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t know it. The beginning of President’s Day weekend is finally here!   But if you’re not as gubernatorial – you probably also know that today is Valentine’s Day – a day that … Continue reading


Learn How To Stop Making New Year’s Resolutions By Resolving To Follow These 38 Annual Steps

    “11 Simple Ways To Not Be a Terrible Person in 2015”   “Have a Mind-Meltingly Good Year By Following This One Weird (Possibly Illegal) Trick”   “Achieve Total Global Domination In The Next 52 Weeks!“   “Click On This Horrifically Misleading Image to Learn 17 Mediocre Hacks That We’ve Impulsively Labeled as ‘Genius’” … Continue reading


Gold, Frankincense… But Wait – There’s Myrrh!

We made it! It’s here! It’s Christmas!   Have you received a gift that, after unwrapping it, you thought, hopefully to yourself, “not even close…”? Or how about a present that was just downright rib-tickling? You might even get one today!   I remember when I was eight years old – the year was 1980-something … Continue reading


Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and a Cultural Hermeneutic

As the social temperature continues to rise my heart continues to sink.   Truthfully – my first instinct regarding the Darren Wilson verdict last week was to say nothing. I wasn’t there. I don’t have a law degree. I’m not originally from that community nor do I reside there currently. With the tsunami of responses … Continue reading


ISIS: An Audacious Prayer for Our Enemies

This may not be a well-liked post.   In 2001 I was a gangly college student working at a coffee shop in Dearborn, MI – the city I was born and raised in, the city of my youth. What you may not know is that, at the time, Dearborn was home to the largest Middle-Eastern … Continue reading


Robin Williams: Pulling Back the Curtain of Isolation

Yesterday I watched as my newsfeed erupted with posts regarding the grievous death of Robin Williams. The enormous number of people sharing their heartbreak online I think shows just what a tremendous impact this man had on so many lives.   As media continued to cover this tragedy throughout the day, more and more headlines emerged: … Continue reading


Bibliotheca: $1 Mil Raised and Why I Think It Matters

“People love stories. People still love to get lost in a good story.”   Those are the opening words to a brilliantly made video for a brilliantly conceived project called “Bibliotheca.”   The endeavor, dreamt up by my friend and fellow Judson University alum Adam Greene, has literally taken the interwebs by figurative storm – … Continue reading


How We Lost The World Cup

The other guys scored more points. #TimHowardForPresident

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