Remembering Jacob Wisener

None of us are here without the sacrifice and effort of those who came before. One reason I’ve become attracted to family history is the deeper appreciation I have for how fleeting life is. You don’t have to go very far back in your ancestry before you come across people who are integral to your […]

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Love lost and numb

The relationship I’ve been in for the last few months ended the other day. It’s been a bit on-again, off-again as hinted at in other posts of mine over that time frame. For those of you who know me well, the timing is somewhat ironic, as my rock-bottom moment in life came around 10 years […]

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Trust and hope

You’ve heard it before, but there are few guarantees in life. Given that fact, it’s easy to view trust and hope as idiotic things. Why should anyone trust anyone else or hope in things that may very well never come to pass? I once thought I had some good answers to those questions, but time […]

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Understanding “Star Wars”

If you know me even a little, you know I love “Star Wars.” Despite this pure love for all things that are amazing and good, I realize there are (somehow) people in the Western world who are still unfamiliar with the movies or (even more inexplicably) don’t care for them. Thus, what follows is my […]

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