At the coffee shop, Stephen, a 26 year old software engineer and his older mentor, Ben, transition from small talk to bigger things. For Ben, there’s a point he needs to make. Reluctant though he is, he can’t wait any longer. Stephen (single 20-something man) Ben (An older mentor) Ben: Well, so what’s new? Still […]

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Learning to Fly

“Some say life will beat you down, take your heart, steal your crown” I just got a note from my younger self. It’s 4:30 am. 1 year old molars (and apparently the horrible pain they cause) woke me up. My busy brain took it from there and here I am. Like most people, my “wake […]

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After Hours Plausibility (to-go)

(continued from previous post) “A plausibility structure is the sociocultural context for a system of meaning” “eh… what?” “Basically a plausibility structure is the “life” around you that that influences the beliefs you have. So like we were talking about earlier- where you live makes up part of your plausibility structure. The books you read. […]

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After Hours Plausibility

Friday 5:30pm. Sarah sees Jane coming out of the elevator and it’s time for their favorite ritual- their weekly walk through city park to wind down from the week. After exchanging a little debriefing of work drama, the topic turns to deeper discussion. “I just don’t know, Jane.” “I just feel like it’s getting harder […]

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A Great Sermon

Shelden and Bill, two twenty-something friends stop into a local Mexican joint after church. As the burritos come out, Shelden’s eyes light up. After Bill says a quick prayer the conversation turns to the sermon. “Bill! What a sermon! Man, Pastor Owen is such a good preacher. I just love the way he talks about […]

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Let’s Begin

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

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