This is #9 in the series, “50 Ideas Worth Fighting For.”
Sometimes I wear a button down, sometimes a hoodie.
I go to church every weekend.
Almost every weekend.
I love to sing and have been doing so since I was 14 years old, in choirs, in a band and as a soloist (weddings, funerals).
I would like to be better at math. I don’t plan on doing anything about this.
I read poetry. Not every day, but a lot.
I write poetry. Not a lot, but sometimes.
Health is one of my most important values. I work out almost every day. It keeps my brain happy.
I’m effective as a teacher and speaker.
I’m also a good listener.
I daydream about making the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela (The Way) and of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail.
I am no good after 9:30 pm.
I’m good at my job but my impact is tough to measure.
I take consolation in other measurable things: yard work, folding laundry and doing the dishes.
I have my wisdom teeth but have not seen any advantage in that department.
I feel vulnerable most days.
I am a very confident person.
I cherish being outside, moving along a trail.
My dad had Alzheimer’s. I’m scared that I will get it, too.
I’m an extrovert and I love being alone.
I’m a 49-year-old white male who cries easily and always watches the UFC highlights.
Don’t put me in a box. I don’t fit.
I’ll work hard to remember the same about you.