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!
One thing I am doing this year is raising awareness and funds for a local domestic violence program called Womenspace. Check out the fundraising site, give a few bucks if you can, and share the site with others.
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 hope to run my first marathon in 2013. If I could live anywhere it would be somewhere near Denver Colorado.
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.
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 read somewhere (no plagiarism intended): It doesn’t matter if you travel to Uganda and fix a kid’s broken leg if he dies a month later from malaria, tuberculosis, or malnutrition. I am most likely paraphrasing Paul Farmer but don’t quote 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 backyard farming, foster care and 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!