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How to Overcome Time-Wasters and Take Back Your Life

2016 has been such a paradox for me. Nationally, globally, and in the lives of many of my friends, it’s been a steady stream of sorrow if I don’t sugar-coat it. But personally? While feeling into all our larger cultural shifts, it’s been amazing in so many ways: My girls are growing up, Presence continues to reach new frontiers, Speakeasy is […]

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Tears for Fears: My Anxiety and Modern Life

“My Name is Mike; I’m An Anxiety Sufferer.” I don’t know if there are Panic Anonymous meetings, but if there were that’s how I imagine I could introduce myself. I’ve alluded to this on the blog before; my close friends and even many of my acquaintances know about this aspect of my life…and now I’ve decided to […]

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Second Anniversary, With Love

Two years ago today, my life-long friend & love Jasmin and I tied the knot. It was a grand affair: Around 180 friends, family, and raconteurs. Our ceremony was eclectic, blending the best from our open and participatory house church tradition with certain timeless elements for accessibility’s sake. Our wedding was co-officiated by Destiny Image […]

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