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Uncle Jason’s Birthday Reflections (Part 3)

posted by Jason Boyett

Beginning with Monday’s birthday post, I’ve been listing three important things I’ve learned over the years. The first was that it’s better to spend money on experiences rather than material things (unless those things contribute to the experience, of course). […]

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Uncle Jason’s Birthday Reflections (Part 2)

posted by Jason Boyett

Yesterday, in a fit of self-congratulatory bluster disguised as “giving advice,” I explained one of three important things I have learned in my lifetime. You have no doubt been constantly refreshing your browser ever since in anticipation of Number 2. […]

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Uncle Jason’s Birthday Reflections (Part 1)

posted by Jason Boyett

Today is my birthday. I’m not usually one to honk the birthday horn and go around telling people it’s my birthday. Facebook does that well enough for me. As does the band of minstrels I’ve paid to follow behind me, […]

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Bits and Pieces and Unfiltered Thoughts

posted by Jason Boyett

Throughout the day, I’m always thinking about and keeping my eyes open for potential blogging topics. If something strikes me as possibly blog post-worthy, I might copy a link or type a few lines into a draft of a blog […]

The Random European Q&A

posted by Jason Boyett

Last week I was asked by a publishing house in Barcelona to do a Q&A for a book about Christ and culture. The book will eventually be published in Spanish, so they’ve given me the freedom to publish my answers […]

More About You: TV, Sports, and Halloween

posted by Jason Boyett

Reader feedback time! Some of my favorite blog posts are the ones that don’t have any content at all, but simply ask a question or two of you readers. Your responses are always as interesting and informative and fun as […]

Simple Answers to Difficult Questions

posted by Jason Boyett

Sometimes, as a writing exercise, I just decide to start writing about an idea and see where it leads. That’s what today’s post is. My tendency is to over-analyze and over-explain when someone asks me complicated questions, especially theological ones. […]

More About You

posted by Jason Boyett

Feels like it’s time to get to know the folks around here better. So today I want to do a reader survey. 1. What is your age and gender? 2. What is your occupation? 3. What book are you reading […]

Back to School in a Christian T-Shirt

posted by Jason Boyett

Yesterday was the first day back to school for my kids, both of whom are in elementary school. As a parent, this time of year is always a struggle for me. On one hand, I like returning to the more […]

6 Unanswered Backpacking Questions

posted by Jason Boyett

Yesterday I returned from a 4-day adventure in the Pecos Wilderness at the top of New Mexico. It was my annual backpacking trip with three old friends (and two new ones), and as usual, I returned with a sunburn, a […]

An Incomplete List of Influences

posted by Jason Boyett

The following is a random list of things that have played a role in who I am today. I’m listing them, without explanation, in no particular order. Some are good influences. Some are not. (You’ll have to guess which is […]

Your Turn: Three Questions

posted by Jason Boyett

Time for some bloggy interaction. It’s easy. Today I want you to answer the following three questions. That’s all. 1. What was your first job? 2. What is your job/career now? 3. If you could be doing anything else with […]

Disturbing Christmas Ornaments

posted by Jason Boyett

Everybody has their own tastes in Christmas ornaments. We have two trees at our house. One is a smaller tree and is filled with ornaments our kids have created over the years. They get to decorate this one all on […]

The Christmas Best and Worst List

posted by Jason Boyett

It’s the first day of December, so I thought I’d make a Christmas best and worst list. Because people like lists, and because I am people. Best Traditional Christmas Carol: O Little Town of Bethlehem Beautiful melody and lovely lyrics […]

Friday Miscellany

posted by Jason Boyett

It’s been an eventful week here at the blog, thanks to the naughty words and romance novels and worship discussion. Which is a weird combination of things, starting the week with pee-poop-panties and ending it with a more serious topic. […]

Random Thoughts about Halloween

posted by Jason Boyett

Seven random thoughts about Halloween: 1. In my family, we grew up pronouncing it “HAL-oween.” The hal rhymes with “pal.” Lots of my friends and family joined us in that pronunciation. But I knew a lot of others from this […]

Friday Fun

posted by Jason Boyett

Why a post of random stuff? Because it’s been a random (and craaaazy) week. ————• The Internet Monk’s “Annual Halloween Rant” is so worth reading for stuffy, scared-of-Satanism Christians. I totally agree. ————• If you want to see the most […]

Things I Do Not Support

posted by Jason Boyett

Noted listmaker Bryan Allain blogged a list a couple days ago of things he does NOT support, and it was a fun exercise in group dislike. So fun, in fact, that I’m going to steal the idea and bring it […]

What Makes Me Happy: Marc Johns

posted by Jason Boyett

If you are not aware of the simple watercolor-on-paper art of Marc Johns, consider this my daily public service to you. ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— Buy his book, Serious Drawings. It looks like this:

Flash Mob-bage

posted by Jason Boyett

Everyone’s talking about (and watching) the Oprah/Black Eyed Peas flash mob event last week in Chicago. Which is pretty cool, if you haven’t seen it. (It’s not officially a flash mob, though, since the mob is really supposed to show […]

Finish This Phrase: I’ve Never…

posted by Jason Boyett

Do people read blog posts on Labor Day? I don’t. But maybe you do. In that case, today’s post is but a simple question for you to answer in the comments. I’m guessing there are a lot of common, daily […]

Reader Fill-in-the-Blank

posted by Jason Boyett

This week’s posts have been fairly deep, theological, and long. So today I’m doing something short and mindless. So mindless, in fact, that I completely stole this idea from Bryan Allain’s blog. Because it’s a cool idea. Thanks, Bryan. Unless […]

Stupid Fun with Song Lyrics

posted by Jason Boyett

Sometimes, because I’m a nerd, I amuse myself by listening to song lyrics and replacing the actual words with other words. What I’ve discovered is that 1) this often makes songs more interesting, and 2) other people do this, too. […]

A Helpful Guide to Rorschach Inkblots

posted by Jason Boyett

Did you know that there’s a bit of a kerfuffle brewing among psychologists because images of the famed Rorschach inkblot tests have now been posted on Wikipedia, along with the most common responses for each image? Mental-health professionals, as you […]

What Do I Have in My Pockets?

posted by Jason Boyett

This is not a post about my Pocket Guides. This is just a blog post about my pockets. I am a creature of habit, in that I pretty much always carry the same thing in my pockets regardless of where […]

Video Q&A: Part 2

posted by Jason Boyett

I recorded this on Thursday morning, but never got it posted due to a last-minute article assignment from the Daily Beast, which I researched/interviewed/wrote on Thursday and which posted Friday. It’s currently the most emailed article at the Beast. More […]

Things I Have Too Many Of

posted by Jason Boyett

It occurred to me this morning, while brushing my teeth, that while many people suffer from “not enough,” I am fortunate to suffer from “too many.” Complaining about having too much of something reminds me of something Matthew Perry’s Chandler […]

Big List of Recommendations

posted by Jason Boyett

You were probably thinking, What are Jason’s views on a variety of unrelated subjects? Good news: You’ve come to the right place. Here are a few of my current recommendations, in no particular order. Things I Recommend Scott Orr’s new […]

Interview with a Writer (Me)

posted by Jason Boyett

I just finished up answering some questions for a publication that will be featuring one of my articles this fall. It’s one of those “contributor profile” kinds of things where they ask a whole bunch of questions and then pick […]

Winner: Name Your Own Toy-Based Movie

posted by Jason Boyett

Thanks to all of you who entered yesterday’s Slate-inspired contest. Lots of great entries and, well, a few ruined childhood memories. Here are my the honorable mentions, which don’t win anything but which I liked anyway and wanted to acknowledge. […]

Name Your Own Toy-Based Summer Movie

posted by Jason Boyett

Admission: I am stealing this directly from Slate. But do I care? No. Do you care? Probably not. So here goes: The summer blockbuster film, opening this weekend, is Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. It is the sequel to the […]

Three Things for Monday

posted by Jason Boyett

I’m pulling together a post for tomorrow that I think you’ll enjoy. In the meantime, here are three not-at-all-related things to catch you up on: 1. The Daily Beast: If you keep up with my Twitter feed, you would have […]

Random Phrases from the Pocket Guides (2)

posted by Jason Boyett

A couple of weeks ago, I asked: What if I picked a random chapter from one of my upcoming Pocket Guide books, and then listed random phrases from that chapter, completely out of context? That was fun. At least for […]

Random Phrases from the Pocket Guides (1)

posted by Jason Boyett

It’s June, which means only two months-ish before the next three books in my Pocket Guide series release. I’ve been wondering how to continue to tease them to keep you interested until that date, and had an idea. What if […]

This Week in Jason

posted by Jason Boyett

Good morning, Jason. Good morning. How are you? Fine. Thanks for asking. This is a weird way to start off a blog post. I agree, but you’re the one who just jumped right in and said “Good morning.” Not me. […]

Friday Means Chipmunks! And Star Wars!

posted by Jason Boyett

You might think I rely too much on my friend Shuey to give me ideas for blog posts. You are probably right. But he doesn’t have a blog of his own — he should! — so he psuedo-blogs by living […]

Why Ladysmith Black Mambazo Is the Best

posted by Jason Boyett

Apropros of nothing, I would like to submit in this post three reasons why I really like Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the African choral group: 1. When I hear them I think of Paul Simon’s Graceland, which pretty much introduced LBM […]

Ten More Confessions

posted by Jason Boyett

Sometimes you just need to get things off your chest. I’ve done it before, and now I’m doing it again. Don’t hate me, blog readers. Admire me for my transparency: 1. I sleep with a body pillow. If you ask […]

This Week in Ninja Larceny…

posted by Jason Boyett

Imagine my glee when, finally, I got a hit on my Google alert for ninja + sword + “dry cleaner” + robbery. After all this time! Here’s the story, from the Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Massachusetts: ———— WEYMOUTH — A […]

More Funny Words and Suggested Usage

posted by Jason Boyett

I enjoyed this last time around, so I’m doing it again. Here are a few random words from The 100 Funniest Words in English, by Robert Beard, with definitions and my own personal usage suggestions. Your goal for today is […]

Jason’s Guide to Making Money on eBay

posted by Jason Boyett

That was a shameless headline-grabber of a post title, but I just had to tell this story because it’s so weird. I need an outlet. Since none of you happen to be standing in my vicinity near a water cooler, […]

How Important Is Your Little Toe?

posted by Jason Boyett

If you haven’t made its acquaintance, let me introduce you to Soul Pancake. It’s an interesting place, wrapped around the idea of exploring the intersections of creativity, spirituality, and philosophy. The site asks: Where do you go on the Interwebs […]

Longing for a Prosthetic Finger Drive

posted by Jason Boyett

The Telegraph reported a fascinating story yesterday about a computer programmer in London who lost a finger in a motorcycle accident. No big news there. I know all kinds of computer programmers who’ve lost fingers in motorcycle accidents. Don’t we […]

What Do I Have on My Bookcase?

posted by Jason Boyett

I moved out of one office and into another a couple of weeks ago, so I’ve had to rearrange my work environment. It’s important for writerly/creative types like myself to have a suitable atmosphere for being writerly and/or creative. Or […]

Not a Good Time for Twitter

posted by Jason Boyett

I’ve expressed my enjoyment of Twitter here before, but some people seem to get a little too, um, wrapped up in the joy of 140-character posts. Guys like David Prager, who got exposed on Gawker this week for a stream […]

McGruff Gets Punched, with Commentary

posted by Jason Boyett

There was a story on Yahoo! News a few days ago with this wonderful headline: Cops: Driver adjusts mirrors and roughs up McGruff I may be in my thirties, but that’s young enough to have grown up with that lovable, […]

Jason Plays the Random Album Game

posted by Jason Boyett

My old, eccentric friend Shuey — with whom I once exited a high school geometry class via its first-floor window — alerted me to a fun make-your-own randomized album game on Facebook. I try to avoid Facebook as much as […]

Did You Know? (Vol. 2)

posted by Jason Boyett

Remember when I did a brain-dump of interesting facts and I went on and on about it being educational and entertaining and a fun series that I would do occasionally? Of course you don’t remember. I couldn’t even remember. I […]

Funny Words and Suggested Usage

posted by Jason Boyett

A few days back, I clicked on a Google ad somewhere linking to a book called The 100 Funniest Words in English, by Robert Beard. The book’s website listed those funny words (but without definition) and I agreed that most […]

Giving In to the 25 Things Facebook Meme

posted by Jason Boyett

For several years, it seems — OK, really just a month or so — I’ve been resisting the “25 Random Things About Me” thing on Facebook, though I’ve been tagged a bunch of times. I don’t like doing much on […]

Rejected Blog Posts: Multiverses

posted by Jason Boyett

So here’s how I roll. Every once in awhile I’ll just be browsing ye olde Internets and I’ll see a story or a blog post or a website and think to myself, “Hmmm, self. That might make some interesting fodder […]

Did You Know? (Vol. 1)

posted by Jason Boyett

Introducing a new occasional series here. It’s called “Did You Know?” It’s a brain-dump of things I know which you may not know. My dream is for it to be educational, fun, and entertaining all at the same time. My […]

9 Products I Love

posted by Jason Boyett

I’ve been thinking recently about consumerism and simplicity and the economy and my spending habits (as have, probably, a whole lot of people). I’m not much of a brand-conscious kind of guy — if anything, my loyalty is more often […]

An Abundance of Caution

posted by Jason Boyett

Last night, new U.S. President Barack Obama retook the oath of office after he and Chief Justice Roberts botched it at the inauguration. Their reason for doing so? According to a written statement from White House Counsel Greg Craig, it […]

Collide Promotion and Other Thoughts

posted by Jason Boyett

A couple of days ago I linked to an article I wrote for Collide Magazine, an excellent and growing publication about the collision of religion and media. I think Collide is doing a lot of things right. It’s well-designed, it’s […]

13 Possibly Surprising Things I Have Never Done

posted by Jason Boyett

It occurred to me last night, with the much-hyped premiere of another season of “American Idol,” that I still have never watched a full episode of it. I’ve seen a couple of clips, of course, and I caught part of […]

The Friday Five

posted by Jason Boyett

There are five questions you probably wouldn’t think to ask me today. But that’s OK, because I’ll answer them anyway. —————-1. Why is today special? Today is special because my son, Owen, turns six today. Here’s picture of Owen now: […]

The Five Rules of Karaoke

posted by Jason Boyett

One of the things we enjoyed most on our cruise a few weeks ago were the late-night karaoke sessions. I semi-rocked a version of “Man of Constant Sorrows” (from the film O Brother, Where Art Thou) on the first night […]

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Harold Camping: "Invisible Judgment Day"
When the rapture didn't occur as predicted on May 21, 2011, Harold Camping had a few options. Here is how he could have responded to the failed prediction, in descending levels of crazy: 1. He could announce that he was wrong. This is the most reasonable option and was therefore unexpected. I wou

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The Phases of Writing (Adam McHugh)
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