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    Naturally Supernatural

    I enjoy podcasts. Podcasts provide an array of topics, some of which you might never hear broadcasted on radio. It is a platform for every-day people to share their interests, hobbies, skills, knowledge and excitement for a topic with the entire world. It gives like-minded people a chance to learn and experience similar joys and pains, similar struggles and successes. One of the podcasts I’ve been enjoying recently is “Stuff You Should Know” hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark. If you haven’t listened to them, it’s really well done. They are funny, engaging dudes who are completely at home talking about history, science, religion and entertainment. They approach every…

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    Are you a fan or a follower?

    Have you ever noticed that when championships roll around for sports here in America that new fans come out of the woodwork? In 2016 I lived in Northwest Indiana, which is basically metro-Chicago and of course Cubs Country. You could feel the excitement in the air as the Cubs rolled over team after team on their way to breaking the curse of the billy goat (or whatever excuse Cubs fans came up with to explain their annual epic collapse). You could see banners and flags sporting the W. You saw Cubs paraphernalia on lampposts, hanging from trees, decorating porches, cars and desks at work. It didn’t matter where you went,…

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    Whose kingdom are you building?

    For many years I was obsessed with politics. I was a political junky, devouring talk radio, blogs and news from around the world. When I was young my dad ran for office, almost beating a popular incumbent for a US House seat in our home district in Illinois. I can’t say I absorbed a lot being so young, but I learned that it was important to be involved in our political system, and I learned it was the duty of honest, hard-working Americans to stand up and make their voices heard at the ballot box. So it was no surprise when I decided to run for office myself at 28.…