Cringy things I’ve done that still keep me up at night

At least once I week, I lay awake at night tormented by my past. It looks EXACTLY like this: Let’s get this out of the way:  I’m a magnet for awkward situations. Strangers approach me, shout insane things at me and then run away. Kids tell their parents I look easy to beat up. At a…

6 Ways to Fight Your Self-diagnosed Seasonal Affliction Disorder

Did you wake up this morning and immediately start crying? Don’t worry, friend. It’s not you – it’s everything else. In fact, this morning, thousands of Midwesterners had to cut kissing their sister short in favor of scraping off their vehicles. Before last week, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD!) seemed like a stage 4 farce. That all changed when…

Life’s a Romp – My Life in a Romper!

“Christian, don’t you think that title’s a little redundant?” – Graham Bowling “NO.” – The Public This fall has been a total romp. Alright, already. And by total romp, I mean I wore a powder blue, men’s jumper to Lebanon’s 35th Annual Country Applefest. Was that smart? Nope. Did I lose a bet? Yep. It…

Wisdom Teeth Rambles: Six Fast Casual Joints I Need Now

DISCLAIMER: I did two things right after my wisdom teeth removal. 1) Write this blog. 2) Shoot this Oscar-winning film: DOUBLE DISCLAIMER: If you’re not having fun by the second concept, it really doesn’t get any better. Just click a banner ad and hope it makes you download Flash Player. *Clears Throat* _____________________________________________________________________ You know…

How to Squeeze Summer Fun into Your 9-5

Would you do just about ANYTHING to hang up your work pants and watch a pool full of people this summer? Well hate to swat your snow cone—but now that we have to shell out to get our own moles checked—getting paid in pizza and the best tan of your life isn’t going to cut…

Tanzania Taught Me Missions Matter

Have you ever tried to shove the best experience of your life through a 1,400-word funnel? Well here comes EVERYTHING. Earlier this month, five of my closest buddies and I got the opportunity to take a pilot mission trip to Tanzania. And by pilot, I mean if any of the six slipped and fell into…