Hello World

My wife and I were here … August 2011 … one of the most beautiful places I have ever been!

So, the first thing you need to know about me… is that my wife is amazing. Seriously. She quit her job, left her house, left her church and her friends to move to a state where we knew nobody… so that I could spend the rest of my life in college (graduate school). Not only that… we moved from Colorado to a place that apparently does not really have access to the sun. Oh yes, the joys of the Pacific Northwest!

More about me… I have been to China, Uganda, the Philippines, London England… my favorite cities are San Francisco and New York City. In addition, I have hiked Pike’s Peak three times… and I ran my first marathon in 2013. If I could live anywhere it would be somewhere near Denver Colorado.

Top of the Incline, Overlooking Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, www.ishism.com
Top of the Incline, Overlooking Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. When training for 14ers I occasionally hiked this twice in the same day.

I am a 30 something American man, still in college (granted it is graduate school)! No kids yet but my wife and I would love to have some. We currently do foster care and someday we may adopt.

I am working toward my PhD, which I will use to either work at a nonprofit or become an ubercool college professor. My research involves global poverty… looking at things like government, healthcare, infrastructure, and education… and how those large scale processes influence each other.

I would love to become a bestselling novelist. But as long as people read my stories and enjoy them, that is what is more important to me.

Anyway… this blog is about a few of the many things that happen in my life. Some posts are funny, some serious, some sad, some educational. The main topics are writing novels, backyard farming, foster care, adoption dreams, my research and education adventure, travels, fishing and hiking (probably other random things about me too).

I love my wife, I love Jesus, and I love the sun whenever it appears in the Northwest!

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20 thoughts on “Hello World

    1. It’s beautiful and my wife have had fun exploring it! It rains a lot, but other than that very nice. Very different from Colorado which is almost a desert.

      1. You get used to the rain. Some even get to like it. I like a mix of both sunshine and rain myself, but I understand that in order for Washington to be so lush and beautiful it requires all the wetness. lol

  1. “…the first thing you need to know about me… is that my wife is amazing.”

    What a sneaky attempt to get your wife to read your blog.

    (Did it work?)

  2. And I love your enthusiasm! Great site you have. I’ve been quite near China (Hong Kong and Macau), the Philippines, and London, but have never been to Uganda yet. Looks like you’re interested in underprivileged kids (foster care and adoption)? I’ve thought about all the good that can come from adoption (someday) for myself… Anyway, I’m so glad you dropped by my site. I really like yours!

    1. Yes, my wife and I are interested in underprivileged kids. I have wanted to adopt for a long time. Foster and adoption are two things my wife has wanted to do for a long time, so its nice to be on the same page.

      Italy and Australia are two places I still want to visit, but I am happy with all the places I have already been.

      Thanks for stopping by. :-D

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