I know. It’s been a bit. Sorry. But I promise, for the next hour or so, I am devoted to providing you some updates on recent events.

We closed on our house approximately two weeks ago, and things have become a blur. This move — though we’ve had numerous in the past several years (this one less than ten minutes) — seems to be the most difficult one for me. And I know why, too. It’s a myriad of reasons and emotions.

Our realtor, an amazing man whom I hope I don’t have to see again unless at a social…


I have a confession, but before I share it, I first need to go back in time a bit.

For nearly ten years, I used Facebook regularly. I amassed a large number of friends, family, and colleagues, and found the social media site rather beneficial. I was able to, like many others, stay up to date with people via their pictures, daily happenings, etc. Particularly, when I began moving away from home, further and further with each move, it kept me connected to those I saw less and less.

And then, 2016 happened. Politics happened. The presidential election cycle. I…


Oftentimes, I am fascinated rather easily. I have been thinking lately about how a scent, a sound, or a memory leads to another, and another, and another. Synapses. Neurons. Something like that.

For some reason — I truly can’t remember (imagine that) — an old quote popped into my mind. You know how it goes or at least some version of it: “Why, when I was a kid, I had to walk ten miles in the snow, uphill both ways, to get to school.” Some versions make it twenty miles, some make it your age instead of being a kid…


A dear family member of mine shared this inspirational quote with me:

“I can’t decide if I need a hug, an XL coffee, 6 shots of vodka, or two weeks of sleep.”

I would like to take the next few minutes and explicate this thought-provoking quagmire.

A) Hug: Now this one seems pretty simple, right? Wrong. Pre-March 2020, I would hug pretty much anyone. I’m a hugger. Old friends? Family? Co-workers I haven’t seen since the last meeting? Yep. If I know you are comfortable with a hug, you are getting one. And yet, here we are, and hugs have…


Some writers choose to unveil their muse/inspiration at the end of a composition. That’s not the case here. We need to get things out of the way up front. So, here it is, and it’s required viewing for this blog (only two minutes of your time): “What’s the Big Idea ?— The Three Stooges”

Good? For numerous decades, The Three Stooges brought their personal brand of farce and slapstick comedy to audiences. …


“Back when I was a kid” automatically places my soul and mentality (not necessarily my body) in a different age bracket, but I’ve come to accept it.

Thus, back when I was a kid, it seems people cherished time more than today. Maybe it is all just based on personal experiences, for isn’t that often how it’s done? As a child, my grandmother lived in the finished basement of our house. I would spend many summers with her while my parents worked, and even during the school year, I always made it a point to go down and visit each…


I attend a Lutheran church affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. There are approximately 40+ Lutheran denominations in North America, but I go to one of the “big three.” I haven’t always done this. It was a journey for me that I discovered, with the help of many, and continue to broaden and explore daily.

Recently, we have been watching and discussing The Chosen. This is an incredible television series which chronicles the life of Jesus. Readers gain insight into the disciples and how they came to be gathered, Mary of Magdala, Nicodemus, and more. I’ve never seen…


Disclaimer: I believe in science and medicine. As someone who also spent numerous years in post-secondary education, I value the expertise of doctors, scientists, microbiologists, and other individuals in related fields. Over the last year and a half, I have grown ashamed of the countless people in America who have, what feels like overnight, become experts in these areas. Certainly, it is a self-proclaimed knowledge, and sadly, social media and a growing political polarity has driven the divisiveness amongst many. …


Have you ever been around someone who possesses the ability to rattle off quick little phrases and sayings at just the right time? Sometimes, we love these people. We think “Wow, if only I were that ‘quick to the draw’ or ‘how clever.’” Other times, if you are anything like me, you shout, “Hey! Stop talking in riddles!” Am I right?

I’ve spoken before about the importance of randomness, so it will come as no surprise that, yesterday, my daughter and I were talking about nothing, and while walking down the hallway she “randomly” shouts, as beautifully as you please…


This evening, I want to cover three thoughts that have crossed my mind today.

1) Prayers: I am not here for a theological or philosophical monologue regarding my views on prayer. Maybe another day. Maybe even another day for a dialogue. For now, I know that, while I do not believe in a “coin slot” God (insert prayer, receive request), I do hold firmly to the concept of prayer as a form of communication with God. I’m also cool if you don’t pray. Meditate, moment of silence, smoke signals, it’s all good with me. Why all this? Because, whatever it…

Jeremy Burris

Believer, father, husband, son, friend, teacher, reader, thinker, listener, writer. Mr. Burris to some, Jeremy to all.

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