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My weekend: The Lineage Project

(a note to my regular reader: you may have noticed that I am doing something kinda gimmicky with the blog as of late. For the past few weeks, all of my posts have begun with the word “My”. It’s similar to the sitcom Scrubs. I figured I would forego any pretense that this blog is … Continue reading

My Buddy: Poe Dameron

A couple of weeks ago some friends and I started writing character pieces based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I started with Kylo Ren, my friend Aaron picked up with Luke, followed by Shannon with Maz Kanata and Layton on BB-8. Not gonna lie, this has been crazy fun for me; fun to write … Continue reading

A street fit for a King

Originally posted on derricklweston:
Have you been to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd? Or Court? Or Place? Or Street? Or Avenue? Most cities have one. Have you been there? Probably not. There’s a good chance that it is the worst street in your city. It is more likely than not the epicenter of drug activity…

My list: 36 things I want from my next year

More writing: blog posts, articles, and personal journaling More running: much more. 35 year old me was not a good runner More cooking: a byproduct of living with great cooks is that I’ve been a┬áslacker. More reading: because you can never read too much More races: not enough to run more, races have me to … Continue reading

My Generation’s Villain: Kylo Ren

Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers ahead. One of my main anxieties before seeing The Force Awakens was Kylo Ren. For the new Star Wars to really “work”, it needed to have a convincing villain, a complex character who I wanted to both root for and against. After my first viewing, my biggest relief was … Continue reading

My Permission

I don’t know how to say what I want to say here, but I’m feeling like writing will help me to process. I feel like I’m at an emotional crossroads. I’m worried about remaining stuck. I want someone to give me permission to be happy, but I realize that that is not anything that anyone … Continue reading

My Messy Life

I was reminded recently that my life now is nothing like what I would have expected from it five years ago. At the beginning of 2011, I was a happily married father of an almost one year old, pastoring a church that I was about to take through a process of discernment. I was exactly … Continue reading