We sure have covered a lot of flyover country in the last few days. I’ve sampled some excellent microbrew (Ghost Moon Scotch Ale of Butte, MT), checked into sketchy hotels in small towns, and bellied up to the trough at a “family restaurant.” Living in a Commonwealth country such as Canada has had me living a bit of a European cosmopolitan lifestyle within North America. As someone near to me once said, “Wow! Canada is like a whole other country. It’s like going to Europe!” Now I know what they mean.
Now that I’m in my home country I hope to contribute to the rebuilding of civic life in America by being a renter, a frequenter of one coffee shop, a regular at the local tacqueria, a writer seeking to apply the great Western Christian tradition to the decaying hulk of American Civic and Church life, a wise and gentle Biblical counselor, and a fun and godly dad and husband to my family worshiping in a nearby Christian church community.