The ruins of the Abbey on Holy Island.


I started sharing local and global stories of need here in 2009. As I’ve served over the years as a minister, advocate and writer, I’ve used this blog to highlight my work, to share my perspective on urgent needs in my community, and to explore the past and present undersides of our collective “American” story. “Everyday Epics” is now the name of my blog AND the project under which I do my non-profit advocacy work in Broomfield, Colo., the North Metro Denver area and beyond.

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I earned my degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1997. I follow Mizzou sports, Denver professional teams, DU hockey, and U.S. national team soccer and basketball. I love the Rocky Mountains, off-the-beaten-path travel, pickup basketball and good books. I’m also a student of the history of the American West, prepositional theology and reconstructive postmodernity.

I’m an Enneagram One and 1-4-6 tri-type, which explains a lot about me, but not everything. I have four young-adult kids: Maegan, Ryan, Addie and Tony. My girlfriend’s name is Terra.

I was baptized Catholic, raised Charismatic and trained as an Evangelical. “Progressive” probably fits me best these days, although I’m not a big fan of labels. I am still, as I have been since childhood, a follower of Jesus the Christ. If there is a unity within the diversity of my personal past and present, my pilgrimage on the Jesus Way is it.

I settled on the name “Everyday Epics” for this blog and the advocacy project it advances, because it sounded catchy. I promise I chose it before I knew how misused/overused the word “epic” would become in pop culture!

The word “epic” can be used as an adjective or a noun:

“…Pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero [or heroine, I would add], in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style.”

“Heroic; majestic; impressively great.”

“Of unusually great size or extent.”

While “Epic” certainly refers to the great, sweeping myths of nations and civilizations, I believe it also applies to the everyday lives of “ordinary” people, places and projects, past and present, in my hometown of Broomfield and beyond, all around the world.

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