Do you remember when you got your first cell phone? I do. For me, it was nine years ago today. The same day as my 18th birthday. From how I remember that first cell phone, it weighed roughly seven pounds and it actually had to be carried in a backpack like a Vietnam era communications device. It had to be operated by a hand crank. It was a phone from Virgin Mobile that I had to pay by the minute (25 cents! In today’s economy, it would be like $3 a minute). If you talked more than 10 minutes in a day, the rate dropped to the much more affordable rate of 10 cents a minute.
Less than a year later, I moved away for college and my mother thought that it would be safer for me to have a phone which would have better coverage throughout Ohio and so I received a flip phone. I begrudgingly gave my original cell phone to my younger sister. Continue reading
I’ve gone to the emergency room once in my life. And it was a year ago today.
This is that story…
So last summer, for a few days, I kept having these shooting pains in my side. At times, they weren’t so bad. At other times, they were terrible. So I sought medical advice (although it was from people I know, and none of them are doctors.) I was “diagnosed” with kidney stones, appendicitis, ulcers, Crohn’s disease, and a host of other ailments.
After a couple of days of these shooting pains, I decided that I shouldn’t ignore them anymore and went to urgent care. Continue reading
Filed under Humor, My Life
I’m so excited to be moving to the Chicago area on May 20.
It’s a sudden decision and is something that, just a month and a half ago, was honestly not on my radar and that I hadn’t been considering.
This spring, I started taking graduate classes at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in their Master of Divinity program. Trinity is located in Deerfield, Illinois which is a suburb of Chicago. Continue reading
Filed under My Life, TEDS
My family never went to church when I was growing up. But I vividly remember, from a very young age, believing that there had to be some sort of higher power. To me, it always seemed logical.
When I was in high school, I started to do some reading on various religions. Judaism really appealed to me. I took a humanities class where we spent a quarter going over comparative religion. It was an interesting experience. Continue reading
Filed under Family, My Life
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As I sit and look out the windows to the light snow that has fallen over the past day, I think about how diametrically different this year’s Valentine’s Day is for me from where I was at this point a decade ago.
In my 26 years of life, I’ve only broken one bone. It was my jaw and it happened on February 14, 2002. Continue reading