Navigating Politics

If you’re in the United States and not dead, you’ve heard about our new president Trump. He’s moving and shaking a lot of things, the most notable lately being an executive order that prohibits everyone who’s not a U.S. citizen from entering the U.S. for 90 days.

Trump Tip: Terrorists are bad men, very bad. It’s a yuge problem, and we need to fix it, very yuge problem. Not all Muslims are terrorists, but the terrorists are yuge threats to American security, and we. Will make. America great again.

Now, let me put this out here first and foremost. I’m a Christian first and an American second. That order is important.

Trump isn’t an idiot. Bully, maybe, but it’s hard to tell when the media seems to be doing more of it these days. Bigot, probably, but no more than anyone else who was raised an American or born with a sin condition. One thing I can say for sure is that he’s moving fast!

This man doesn’t seem to waste time! If he’s not meeting with world leaders he’s making executive orders, meeting with administrative staff, holding press conferences or updating his Twitter account! Say what you want about the man’s morality, but I honestly don’t think America has seen one so productive.

I’m not “pro-Trump”, I’m pro-Christian and pro-American. As a Christian, I support the man running the show, since God makes it very clear that He put them there (Romans 13). As an American, I value our electoral system’s usefulness to prevent the tyranny of the majority, and apparently people weren’t paying attention to Reagan taking over from Carter or that silly Adams/Jefferson fiasco a few years back.

Politics Tip: The American government has nothing on British Parliamentary proceedings. Bureaucratic process permits House of Commons Order Papers to be sufficient for bludgeoning.

If you want to be a Christian, stop trying to be an American first. “From sea to shining sea” can’t happen without a sea, and Revelation 21 does away with that particular attribute of geography. Instead, live for the eternal kingdom that God has created without hands and is building within the hearts of anyone who believes in Christ.

The situation in our personal lives has served to highlight the absolute necessity of staying spiritually focused. New developments make life more worth living, but boy do some of them hurt!

A few days ago I called my Yooby Snoobers’ mother to bury the hatchet and reconcile whatever injury I had or had not potentially caused in some perceptible or imperceptible way, shape or form towards her.

Marriage Tip: Reconciliation requires two people. Role-playing as the other person to reconcile on behalf of them causes more mental sickness than answers, and usually makes you lose friends, especially when with them in fancy restaurants.

I would say I wasn’t going to speak negatively about her, but then I’d have nothing to say about it. The short answer is that I don’t anticipate much family drama during the holidays from her side of the family.

In-Law Tip: Only speak well of the extended family of your Sweetie Nuffers, even if they’re so full of crap that they get the carpet dirty when they stand up. You never know when they’ll grow up and talk to you with the boundaries and respect becoming of adulthood.

I’m not angry, and neither is my Honey Blunders. She actually saw it coming, and I’m one of those people that are lousy to go to those haunted house carnival things. Sadly, life will go on like nothing happened for her.

Life Tip: To keep living, avoid things that might kill you or overwork something in your body so that it fails. Parenting is the same thing, but with smaller and faster versions of you.

As the certainty that my Wobbly Frumps and I are Third Culture Kids sinks in, we have realized that our ministry just might be the country we were born in! We’re already kicking around ideas of traveling through the RV lifestyle, which will become even more certain if I can secure an electrician’s apprenticeship.

Oh, by the way, I’m trying to secure an electrician’s apprenticeship to help feed my ever-growing Preggy Bumpers and the ensuing third person that will help my Funky Groaners drop 50 pounds in only one day!

Diet Tip: The second-quickest way to lose weight is to not eat. The fastest way is to give birth. Provided, Method #1 requires being pregnant first, but that’s the best way to trim off pounds for your summer swim bod. This also assumes, of course, that you were thinking ahead enough to get pregnant the previous fall, but the details don’t matter.

In light of all this, God has been cranking up the relevant life and love lesson learning, alliteratively!

One of the most recent developments has been in the discovery and confirmation of a rather hard-to-follow logic:

  1. God is love, and that is an essential characteristic of Him
  2. Man was created in God’s image, meaning man is built to love and be loved
  3. Love forms through making meaningful connections with other people
  4. All of man’s dealings are inherently one of 3 possible things:
    1. The effort of making meaningful connections with other people
    2. The sin of self-promotion through pridefulness
    3. Some perversion of the first by either mixing in the second or relocating the first to a non-human object

Let me elaborate from another angle. If you came from a dysfunctional home like my Whopper Snobbers and me, you’re going to live with the ambition that something you don’t have yet is going to provide the fulfillment of connection with those around you in some meaningful way.

For example, my Yipper Gimpers and me hoped that we’d never feel the rejection of inadequacy by becoming the best accountant ever and being accepted through creative works. My Philosopher Accountant site was made in the hopes that some unknown guy would sidestep my dumbest life decisions, my video game hobby and her beach pastime was an escape into the connection with an inanimate object. I can name anything under the sun, from pets to food to work to money, and it’s the object of affection that predominates a relationship above all else.

This should all be on God above, first and foremost. If we place the relationships related to our children, jobs, networks or hobbies above the One that made us breathe and eat and learn, we are making an idol of that person/place/thing/animal/mineral/vegetable. Since it’s our sin condition bred into us with the original fall of man, we all have one. Mine is my intellect, my wife’s is her experience; what’s yours?

Encouragement: If you’re reading this, you conceited hunk of sinful man, you should be aware of your pathetic nature. I’m in this too, so I’m just as dirty on this one as you, you pathetic piece of spiritual refuse fit for the kingdom of heaven only through God’s powerful saving grace!

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Third Culture’s A Charm

My Hooba Stankers and I have still been decompressing from the side effects of the mission conference earlier this year. We can confidently say together that we are unified in our joint confusion about what we really know or truly understand. However, we’ve slowly been accepting a few truths.

First of all, it’s heavily evident from several sources that a missionary’s job is to head out into a foreign territory with the mentality that it’s a defined project. This is contrary to the mentality that a missionary is simply traveling somewhere to integrate their life into that culture.

This sounds like I’m stating the obvious, but my Whopper Snoggins had grown to the belief I had held that a missionary’s life was simply a full-blown relocation of everything into another region. This new viewpoint paints a missionary as a temporary visitor to another realm, with continued work in the region simply being extensions of that temporary stay. When a missionary gets older they’ll often retire in their home country, and they often maintain perpetual ties to that home country.

The reason why this changes our thinking is because we are both adopted into being Third Culture Kids.

A Third Culture Kid isn’t raised in the same culture that either of their parents were raised in. This creates a uniquely new approach to life that inhibits them from being able to blend into any particular culture that they were raised in.

The two of us have never fit into anywhere in a fully meaningful way, though we have both tried our best to do so. Through the missionary conference, we discovered we have more in common with hybrid dual-culture missionaries that don’t connect with anyone either.

One of the realizations about our life in the past few months is that we’ve grown to live like poorly supported missionaries. The tragic irony is that we feel this way among our own countrymen!

The missions conference may not have given us a direction for my career and our living situation, but it certainly congealed our understanding of the reality of the situation. The reason we don’t fit into a church is because we are “the least of these” even with honorable titles and well-connectedness. It’s because we are foreigners by birth in our own country.

I’ve been following up with an electricians’ training course, and I’m now prospecting leads for a job again. The missions conference wasn’t a mistake, and God clearly told me to quit my job. We often make assumptions about why God does something, and then become frustrated over how His reasons didn’t match what we thought were His reasons. Take that far enough and someone will assume God betrayed them.

The experiences we’ve had have mended many of the mental holes we’ve grown accustomed to possessing, and we are still thinking about what sorts of possibilities we have to bring the Gospel to the least-reached parts of the world. For now, though, we have to pay attention to what’s right in front of us.

Just yesterday we got a chance to hear the baby’s heartbeat, and it makes the experience more real for my Hippy Dippers. We don’t know what the next steps are, but God was gracious to give us the next single step.

Husband Tip: Don’t make fun of your pregnant wife. Even though her scattered brain and whale-like appearance set her up for the best jokes of all time, you can only save those jokes until after the baby comes.

Evangelism: Public Witless

It’s Sunday again, and my Wobbly Flobbly and I aren’t going to church today, and it’s not for the same reasons you may expect.

Since the missionary conference, a slew of dynamic ideas has rocked both of our worldviews, leaving the two of us with more questions than answers and more frustrations than placations. At the same time, God’s peace is on us like a big fluffy blanket in a rather dumb storm.

Survival Tip: Blankets are not only insulating, they are also a great source of warmth!

One of the most uncomfortable realities is that our family has been contending with the realities of being spiritually homeless.

Spiritual Homelessness (noun): the state of disconnect from a routine assembly of believers engaged in meaningful fellowship with each other

This reality has been magnified by the fact that we are being commissioned by God (and apparently nobody else) to go into some spiritually treacherous waters, and that would imply that we need a support system to help us.

We’ve only stopped going to our former home church for a month, but this problem has been brewing for four months. It’s only been in light of our ready desire to follow Christ in a more unconventional way that the awkwardness has been made complete.

There are two halves to this issue, however, and today I’m going to talk about the half that seems inherently endemic to the American Church. This list of things is by no means complete, but I hope that it outlines what stops any church from really acting like the Church.

1. Clergy are discipling, and the congregation are disciples

The Great Commission makes it abundantly clear that believers are to “go make disciples everywhere and dunk them in all 3 persons of the Trinity” (paraphrased). This starts by finding people who actually want to be your disciple!

If you read the previous verse, the “therefore” at the beginning there implies that it’s because all heavenly and earthly authority has been given to Christ.

Now, if you’re aware of that level of authority, and of how freely that authority is given, and of how completely insane everything changes because of it, then you’re going to have a certain level of authority in how you deliver yourself!

Unfortunately, the whole experience of becoming a minister often involves getting a college degree, which can make it hard to distinguish between authority in Christ and authority in self-knowledge.

Minister Tip: Apparently all it takes to become a minister is to fill out an online form and fulfill certain requirements, and even that’s a pretty dang low bar sometimes!

It really doesn’t matter if it’s in business management, NPO leadership or pastoring, the rules of leadership are the same:

  1. Influence is the only measure and power of a leader
  2. People feel influenced when a leader does what they say should be done
  3. Genuineness is required in any presentation or image, which requires openness and transparency
  4. Information driven by passion is more genuine than information spoken without conviction
  5. People act when they have enough evidence that the conviction is real and it’s grounded in truth

It seems like every American church is filled with teachers that dilute the Church’s extremely basic mission of “make disciples friggin’ everywhere” through over-thinking it and finding ways to justify or “apply” it to the congregation. A theology degree ensures accuracy of doctrine, but also provides a risk for intellectual pride, and an intellectually prideful teacher will treat the congregation like they’re brain-damaged.

Life Tip: Brain damage isn’t all that bad. On the one hand you lose all higher-reasoning skills, ability to eat solid foods or create solutions to problems, but on the other you don’t have to worry about existential crisis and can find a very comfortable job in the public sector.

A poorly led church can still have strong believers, but it won’t act as a collective body.

If you’re a pastor, ask yourself if you’re being a worthy leader. When nobody’s listening to you, it’s probably you. I don’t care if you’re speaking God’s truth, you might want to dial up the relationship with Him if you want to have His authority when you say things.

If you’re a layperson, please don’t get bitter over it. God has a more intense fate for them than you ever could imagine. All you can do is keep it real. Who knows? Maybe He’ll call you to vocational ministry or to the even greater blessing of leaving the miseries of this world through martyrdom!

2. The Great Commission isn’t “go and make disciples if they’re worthy”

Jesus has a tendency to work through unqualified individuals. His ministry started with a few misfits:

  • The whole thing starts off with a hobo prophet that lived off of whatever was in the desert that was yelling and dunking people in river water
  • Several of them were working-class fishermen and Matthew was a tax accountant, but for all we know some of them could be mooching off of their parents, and all of them left “good paying jobs” to follow some dude before He’d really started His serious ministry
  • Peter wasn’t exactly tactful or cordial in his approach, and seemed to be missing that vital filter between the brain and the mouth
  • The apostles started off rather selfish, most notably James and John
  • None of them had any ministry background and never received any formal institutionalized training for it
  • The only one who had any solid financial or business sense was Judas Iscariot

There’s a Christian cliché that bears stating here: God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called. As hokey as this line is, it’s also true. A good Christian isn’t marked by oodles of expertise as much as oodles of change and oodles of failures.

The severely under-rated Neal Pirolo gave a workshop at the missionary conference, and he said that Paul would probably not have gotten much missionary board support from how he was in prison most of the time. This is a good point.

Bible Tip: If Paul wasn’t getting dragged off to prison for “proselytizing” or “disturbing the peace” or some other such haberdashery, the New Testament would be considerably shorter.

With respect to how a church operates, it’s not that safe for some untrained plebeian to use his dirty mitts and guileless disposition to greet future prospects new attenders or to permit the hardly trained guitarist to publicly use the sparse series of chords that he learned back in high school to impress some girl that he now doesn’t remember the name of, but isn’t that how the whole Bible was formed?

Romance Tip: Chicks dig things men play, in sequential order:

  1. Guitar
  2. Piano, drums, bass, trumpet
  3. Tuba, “tribal” drums, flute
  4. Accordion, sitar, keytar

3. The Great Commission starts with “go”

There’s a churchandising term that’s about as despicable as “synergistic actualization”. It’s called “fostering church growth”.

If you want a church to grow, you want more people in it. If you want more people, then go hire some people to sit in it. For $5 a head per week, you can literally double your attendance rates!

That sounds a bit sickening, right? That sounds like it’s missing the point, right? If that’s the case, then why do most churches have a significant expense item on their books called “marketing expense”?

The Gospel is shared to complete strangers, and evangelism is about being ready to preach Scripture even when it’s not convenient. This is guaranteed to be offensive to anyone who’s not a Christian and doesn’t understand why you are a Christian. If you lose your reputation, that’s good. If you get sent to prison, that’s good. If you get killed, that’s great!

Satan has really done a number on this one. Don’t expect an old-timey denomination like Presbyterians or Episcopalians hitting the streets to share Jesus. Some of the Evangelical Free Churches of America even believe that open door-to-door or street evangelism is not consistent with what would be best for the Church. They should just rename themselves to the Free Churches of America if this is a denomination-wide matter!

Personal Thought: Pentecostals get the evangelistic message-spreading correct, though some of their hyper-anti-Calvinism and emotion-based theology really get under my accountant-ey skin.

An old pastor friend of mine brought an interesting idea to this discussion:

If you work at Coca-Cola and want to get more customers, what’s the easiest way to get them? You don’t go to tea or water drinkers, you go to Pepsi customers. Pepsi is so similar to Coke that it’s the easiest thing to do compared to convincing people to drink Coke from their tea. The same thing happens with the Church: it’s easier to advertise people to go to your church from other churches than to make new believers.

The past few days have been extremely busy for my Yoober Smoopy and me. My mom retails books, and I’ve been helping her restructure the inventory to accommodate a more internet-based approach. There are a few new challenges in the Amazon.com marketplace that we’re assessing:

  1. Any yahoo with a cell phone can sell things on Amazon.com, and zero barriers to entry means that profitability can be difficult on many popular titles
  2. Profit margins have become even more difficult for individuals and small organizations in recent years from very large companies taking advantage of the economies of scale to routinely undersell smaller competitors
  3. Amazon.com themselves now uses a largely robot-based system to manage the more brainless operations, further slashing profit margins for everyone else
  4. To prove that they’re horrific monsters, Amazon.com has now stapled random fees to private sellers to shove them out of the market

This, in turn, has created a diminishing market for the smaller vendor. Obviously these changes will price my mom out of most meaningful operations through Amazon.com. Thankfully, the Invisible Hand works in mysterious ways (economics, not God, well both kinda I guess) and multiple other markets exist on the internet (eBay, Craigslist, Etsy, Netflix, etc.).

The American Church is surrounded by a culture that is almost finished becoming post-Christian. I put it on my Profiting Much site in more detail, but the Church and society naturally transition through an infinite cycle:

  1. Upon first hearing the Gospel, the government is fine with it
  2. Something triggers society’s outright rejection of Christians
  3. Christianity’s persecution fuels rapid church growth (this is the Middle East)
  4. Eventually, the Church is a large minority in the country (this is China right now)
  5. The Church gains power naturally through some believers gaining political influence
  6. An entire society has unprecedented political and religious freedoms (most of the West in the 20th century)
  7. Time passes and everyone forgets about the Christian basis
  8. More time passes and the morals of society decay without a basis (the USA right now)
  9. Christianity becomes an unpopular impotent minority belief (most of Europe right now)
  10. Go back to Step 2, do not pass Go And Make Disciples, do not collect 200 Souls

The absurdly rapid spread of information with this Internet thing I’ve heard so much about will likely speed up each of these steps from being measured in decades to being measured in hours, but the idea still persists.

Evangelism needs to be a staple of a Christian life. I want you to find and name 1 successful Christian who didn’t use their lifestyle combined with their words to share the Gospel.

Right now, sharing your Christianity is culturally taboo, but that’s an even greater reason for it! Time is running out, the list of prophecies that need to be fulfilled before Revelation are getting smaller, and I promise your career aspirations really suck in comparison to God’s plans for your life!

Career Tip: Following Jesus doesn’t mean you will make a lot of money, but what good is money anyway? Can money buy you clothes or feed you or take care of you when you’re sick? I rest my case.

Data Overload

Specific points come in our lives where purpose, meaning, ideas, hopes, dreams and expectations collide together. After that point passes we are left wandering the earth for a few days, months or years with a confusion and awe that surpasses vernacular and transcends our capacity for intellect, turning all forms of communication into the drooling uncertainties of one touched by the divine, the unknown and the numinous trembling anticipation of events that shall unfold themselves in light of these joyous discoveries.

Art Tip: To write good, use big words and say things in big sentences. If they’re inspired they’ll think you’re good, and if they’re confused they’ll think you’re deep.

Normally, my Yiffle Snappers has me pegged as the type to communicate with a direct edge that cuts to the raw facts and thoroughly says everything that needs to be said, but the missions conference we went to this past week was so jarring to both of our world-views that we’re faced with an inability to fully process what happened.

In light of this, I was presented with a fork in the road about the next few months’ blogging:

  1. Give them everything as the ability to cogitate coherent communication permits, which could take weeks
  2. Burp out ideas as they come, without any clear narrative and a spastic style connected to it
  3. Withdraw completely from the internet, given some of the new information
  4. Take the “third option” (which is now upgraded to the fourth) and combine the first two into a reiterating series of ideas that compound ideas upon ideas, like a normal blogger would do

As much as I hate to provide all you fine, beautiful, interesting people with something predictably par for the course for a blog, I’ve decided to take the 4th “3rd option” first, that you’ll read in a few 2nd’s.

So, without further ado(n’t), here are a handful of the inferred ideas from the missions conference:

1. The Christian world and the secular world appear the same, but are motivated differently

Let me give you 3 statements:

“I’ve been praying that God would direct our leadership to this program. It will improve fellowshipping among the church and will help bring unity to the Body.”

(spoken by a random pastor pulled from a random church at an elder’s meeting)

“We’ve been planning for our team to implement this operational strategy. By doing so, it will increase our networking opportunities and incentivize more collaboration across the teams.”

(spoken by a random marketing executive pulled from a random company at a board meeting)

“We want to do this thing we’ve heard about. More people will get along better with it.”

(spoken by a normal guy somewhere pulled from somewhere with some other people there)

These 3 statements are actually the same thing! There is a tremendous amount of jargon connected to any sub-culture, and the vocational minister world is no exception.

This isn’t a bad thing, but it’s something to watch out for. It’s easy when you’re surrounded by others who share your values and work environment to use shorthand phrases, but it will invariably alienate the rest of the people.

Life Tip: Don’t straddle jargon across groups. Praying to the Lord for actualized solutions about SEO for a more spiritual communion through implementing worshipful and actionable blessings isn’t kosher.

Use simpler language when discussing plans. To quote Mark Twain: “Don’t use a five-dollar word when a fifty-cent one will do.” Interestingly enough, the only folks I saw using that language were the pastors from the USA that were there, and the most room-shaking messages came from the missionaries.

2. Some of the greatest people in the world are extremely normal

My wife and I were big fans of TED before God started waking us up to the impotence of secular leftist thinking. The people at TED look larger than life! They seemed to bleed awesomeness in ways that conventional “normies” couldn’t even bear to understand.

By sheer coincidence (aka God’s timing) my Fluffy Bumpers and I were able to personally meet some of the most amazing soldiers of the Christian faith in the world! These folks have faced death and lived to tell about it, and most are en route back into those death-filled regions of the world to share the Gospel message again!

However, these folks aren’t what you’d expect. The stage and podium flatter people, and a public presentation is only one side of a person’s life. For each great thing that a person is, they suffer a few faults behind it, and it’s only through God’s working that allow the right side of that person to show at the right time.

It’s not uncommon to turn any leaders, pastors, thought influencers and entertainers into superhero celebrities, but there is both a major risk to the sanity of the people placed in high regard and a moral failing in those followers’ idolatry.

Life Tip: Don’t desire to be famous. Denzel Washington says it’s overrated, and he should know. Just desire to be the greatest underwater basket weaver or something.

3. The Middle East needs Jesus!

If you live in the USA, I can probably summarize most of your beliefs about the Middle East:

Hell on earth, where people with bags covering their heads indiscriminately kill anyone who doesn’t believe the teachings of a guy in the 6th century, and they want the West to all die in a holy war of unconditional surrender led by God himself.

However, here’s a more articulate story of the truth:

The location of the fastest-growing Christian movement, where the deaths of martyrs inspires belief in Jesus to an unprecedented level that may be greater than all of recorded history, reaching out to a mission field that consists of many people sick and tired of the violence and death surrounding their religion who are converting to Christ after years of seeing Jesus in their dreams and hearing the Gospel presented by believers sharing with them.

Unfortunately, this is a subject of terror among the Christians in the West. Between CNN, Fox News and MSNBC my country of birth has come to affiliate merely speaking Arabic as synonymous with terrorism. That belief is as much the work of Satan as his work in trying to hide the joyful celebration of the Church’s growth in the Middle East.

God is calling my Wuvvy Luvly and me to minister to one of the most Gospel-lacking parts of the world, and that starts right here. Jesus is working so profoundly to bring believers to Him that He’s even brought some of them from Syria here!

In the coming weeks, we’re connecting with those folks and letting them know the love of Christ through the only method we know works: through proving it in our love from Him through our lifestyle.

4. Missionaries are sent, they don’t just go

At one point in my past, I had believed faith in Christ was all it took to do something huge, but I was completely missing the point. Paul and Barnabas in Acts went back to their home church before they were sent off (Acts 12:25-13:3). The act of sending a missionary is a vital process of a church’s function, but it’s not a solo journey.

One of the most prominent elements of the conference talked about missionary PTSD. A missionary is the Special Forces of the Church, and the Lord’s army needs a line of communication to support that worker. If the support team breaks up or fails in their duties, for whatever reason, the missionary won’t succeed. It doesn’t matter how qualified or capable the missionary is, every well-prepared soldier can only last long-term from their support.

Bad Joke: The best armies have to have good sleevies.

As it stands, some mending of bridges are in order. Though I don’t burn bridges anymore, my forward approach tends to now simply fray those bridges, and the humbling act of accepting a compromise between two competing viewpoints requires more work for the ones with more rigid views about the world. One of those viewpoints, for example, is the difference between the East and West on pre-natal care. A married couple we know has stumbled in their faith from our public over-insistence against non-vital prenatal care, and it’s still a sore unreconciled matter. There is no Scripture to defend either side of this issue, but these sorts of things cause entire churches to split!

However, God is still victorious in His grace and will restore the relationships needed to accomplish what His will desires. One of the God’s clever tricks is to take the wacky antics and horribly stupid things that the Church does and turn those extremely fail-ey failure of faildom into some of the most remarkable impacts that could be made for His purpose. Remember, most of the New Testament was written by guys rotting in prison and most of the Old Testament was written about some rather unseemly Jewish guys.

There are more developments, and more thoughts, but that’s about it for now. Just keep on keeping on the keeping of onwardness.

Corporate Restructuring

Regrettably, time is a rare commodity as life unfolds its many myriad components into the tapestry of a family. Between my Shnoogy Woogums’ pregnancy with our first child, our new focus on missions abroad and some general life changes, the following internet hobbies are being adjusted:

  1. My activity on Facebook will cut back quite a bit, though I haven’t yet decided how much. This will also affect Twitter.
  2. All new content updates and the twice-daily quote of the day on the Philosopher Accountant is temporarily suspended (though the site is technically done), and this will affect Twitter, Tumblr and the Facebook page as well.
  3. Profiting Much is pretty much finished, and will probably not be updated, since it was a one-shot sporadic inspiration.
  4. I’m still planning on updating the /now page as life changes.
  5. We’re still blogging here on this site, probably more frequently as life happens.

I may revisit the Philosopher Accountant on occasion, but it’s not as important as many other things right now. Thank you all for tuning in, and I appreciate the continued interest in our little projects!

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