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Five Things

 I, Jack, was tagged a long time ago by my friend, Helen.  (Helen, forgive the delay!)


1.  I was conceived in Africa

2.  If all of the all of the food in the world was eliminated and there was just one thing left to eat I would want it to be donuts.

3.  Some of my friends call me Walter Mitty because I have been and done everything.  Those that love me think its because I have such wonderful talent–I just think it was because I couldn’t hold a job.

4.  I like weird music. 

5.  I have no wisdom teeth.  Never did, never will.  My dentist joked that this may be due to me being higher up the evolutionary ladder.  I asked him why he thought that was a joke. . .

Now, I would like to tag: Doug, PGDan, and Father Joe (Please leave us a link in our comments!)


February 23, 2007 - Posted by | Daily Devotional


  1. HiJack, Actually I forgot about this. But I’m glad to learn a bit more about you.

    Comment by helenl | February 23, 2007 | Reply

  2. 1. My grandparents met when they were put to work on a farm after Hitler invaded Poland. My father, his two brothers, me, my younger brother and sister probably would not be alive if Hitler never succesfully invaded Poland. Talk about irony. I am sure we are not the only ones whose lives were indirectly affected in some way 4 decades later.

    2. 24 is my favorite television show, and the only TV show I watch religiously.

    3. I am a numbers/statistics geek. Whether its sports statistics, finance, demographics, what have you, I love analyzing numbers and statistics and finding correlations among them.

    4. I am left-handed- the only one in my immediate family.

    5. My favorite job ever was working video for the CU-Boulder athletic dept freshman year, primarily the football and basketball teams. Witnessing things behind the scenes was an amazing experience.

    Pay me a visit:

    Comment by Dan | February 24, 2007 | Reply

  3. I say that about my ADHD to people. I think it’s the next step up.. LOL Cool post Jack.


    Comment by Larry | February 26, 2007 | Reply

  4. Hi Jack,

    Thanks for the invite and interesting to read yours. Here are mine as posted on my website
    here. Thanks also for your follow-up re Iran and the Left and I look forward to responding shortly. cheers, Ann

    1. I do not drive — by choice
    2. A childhood ambition was (and still is) to be able to engage in space travel
    3. I love Star Trek (my favourite American export!) especially The Next Generation and Voyager series
    4. I’m an insomniac
    5. I harbour a belief in past lives and think I lived in pre-revolutionary/ Tsarist Russia, amongst other places.

    There you go – a sci-fi loving car refusenik leftie night-owl thinks she might’ve been Russian once! One more I’ll add (as we are both Christians, though a belief in reincarnation is decidedly not a Christian tenet!) is that I am moved to awe by Church Latin, illuminated Manuscripts and Calligraphy. Turn of the millennium Latin does nothing for me, it must be Church Latin. There is one Church I’ve located here in Sydney that still does a traditional Latin Mass once a week and I attended just for the experience. It was very moving.

    Comment by peoplesgeography | February 28, 2007 | Reply

  5. Hi Ann!

    Glad to learn more about you!

    Did you know that reincarnation is taught in the Bible? Maybe not like some would think, but the Bible clearly teaches that John the Baptist was a reincarnation of the Old Testament prophet Elijah! There is also speculation that Moses and Elijah will one day walk the earth. There is a lot that the Bible is rather silent on, so who knows. 🙂


    Thrilled to hear from you also! Its funny how one can look at life from another perspective. For example, there are many black people in the blessed country who live a life of prosperity–because of past slavery. Imagine that!

    I don’t watch much TV, but I watched the entire 2nd season of 24 on DVD–talk about edge of the seat.

    Good to hear from you both!


    Comment by bereans | March 1, 2007 | Reply

  6. Jack, thanks very much for the response and that’s very interesting indeed! I remember once vaguely reading material (as a teenager) that alleged that there may have been references to reincarnation that were removed in an Early Church Council but that was ages ago and I’m the first to concede my theological knowledge is very limited indeed. I would love to know more if you’ve time to pursue this at some stage.


    Comment by peoplesgeography | March 2, 2007 | Reply

  7. PS I’ve also added your site to the Blog Roll. I’ve placed it in Christianity in anticipation of the name change, because it its reflective of the content, and because its easer to find that way! 🙂

    Comment by peoplesgeography | March 2, 2007 | Reply

  8. Ann, I enjoy politics and international intrigue, but my first love is theology. I think I had mentioned on your site that I was quite jaded with politics in general–a point I eventually came to when the “freshness” wore off. I enjoy commenting on it, and discussing it, but the only real challenge that I have found in my life that continues to remain as new as the day it became a part of my life, is my relationship with my Lord and the study of his Word and universe.

    A group of us are working on bringing a site about that will begin to cut through a lot of the religious obfuscation that has permeated Christianity. We call it It will be all about returning us to the often simple perspective that is an indigenous part of God’s nature–a bridge of sorts to the common teachings of the scripture that are an intimate part of all of our lives and an integral part of our universe and the way it works.

    On the topic of reincarnation, though, I will try to get you an email off in short order!

    We’re honored to be on your esteemed site, Ann!

    God bless,


    Comment by bereans | March 3, 2007 | Reply

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