The Dreadnought

The Ballad of the Dreadnought

Martin Guitars produced a wonderful documentary on the dreadnought, what we think of as the classic shape of the acoustic guitar. Narrated by actor and Martin player Jeff Daniels, The Ballad of the Dreadnought traces the rise of the Martin…
2012 Land Rover Tri Rock Lake Geneva

Tri Rock Lake Geneva

I’ve registered for my second triathlon. It’s another Olympic distance event in Wisconsin, though this time at Williams Bay in Geneva Lake. I’m looking forward to improving my initial Olympic time—especially on the swim. My swim at Elkhart Lake in…
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The Moral Inversion of American Culture

American morality is in decline. It’s nothing new, but that doesn’t make it unimportant. Michael Avramovich asks whether we’re the proverbial frog sitting still in the boiling pot. Yes, our nation has now come to dry rot and decay, and I fear…
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The Life of Study

The life of study is austere and imposes grave obligations. It pays, it pays richly; but it exacts an initial outlay that few are capable of. The athletes of the mind, like those of the playing field, must be prepared…
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Why Running Helps Clear Your Mind

When I started running longer distances regularly, I expected the typical health benefits such as weight loss and a stronger heart and lungs, but I wasn’t anticipated the cognitive benefits. Scientists are beginning to explain something runners have known for generations: running helps clear…
Jane Mayer, Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

Rise of the Private Foundations

In order avoid inheritance, gift, and income taxes while also retaining control over how the money is distributed, many of the ultra-wealthy have formed private foundations. Critics see these foundations as a vehicle for plutocratic influence over the democratic process, effectively weaponizing philanthropy in…
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Editorial Calendar Essentials

As I consider some strategic initiatives at Reformed Forum, I’ve been reading a lot on content marketing lately. I came across a great checklist for creating and maintaining an editorial calendar. Is there anyone in the digital marketing industry these…
Swimming Pool Lanes

Water Birds of a Feather

I wouldn’t say that I live at the pool. I’m there two or three times a week to swim 1600 meters or so each session. That’s not much in the scope of triathlon training. Still, it’s extreme for the average…
Elkhart Lake Triathlon 2016

I’m Registered for the Elkhart Lake Triathlon

I finally registered for my first triathlon. It’s an Olympic distance race, which means a 1500 meter swim, 24.9 mile bike ride, and a 6.2 mile run. Bring it on.

Colossians 1:28–29

Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.

Books

No Uncertain Sound
Lamentations, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah: A 12-Week Study
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