I am the happily married father of an amazing daughter who turned one this past May. I also teach Criminal Justice and Business Administration at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. I long ago abandoned blogging, but I decided to start again as a place to better frame and develop my thoughts than the limited space afforded to the occasional Facebook posting. These thoughts are my own, and they should not be attributed to my institution, and they are likely to follow (but not be limited to) my areas of interest, including: criminal justice, the law, jurisprudence, tax policy, theology, and popular culture. Some of these thoughts may be preliminary, so I welcome correction, critique, and angry yelling.