1. What in your life brings you the most happiness?
Currently, I’m most happy when I’m around Kylara, followed by whenever I’m with my handful of good friends here in town or visiting my family. Music makes me happy. Knowing that Jesus loves me makes me happy – I just figured that’s a given and didn’t have to be listed first if you know me already.
2. What is one thing you had hoped to accomplish in life but
have not yet reached?
I want to be a professional writer. I’m in the process of figuring out how to get into graduate school and get a Master’s Degree in writing professionally. Maybe one day I’ll write for a technology blog or some other online publication. One day I also hope to publish multiple novels.
3. What is a hobby you enjoy and why?
I enjoy playing video games and board games and any other game that requires strategy and thought more than just random chance. The rules have to be fair and balanced, or at least openly stated in the beginning that there really are no standard rules, and therefore no winner or loser (such as 1,000 Blank White Cards).
4. You’re a talented writer. What is your favorite piece of your own writing? (Share it if you’re inclined).
A poem I wrote in High School called “Harvey is Dead,” or my goldfish-centric spy short story series, “Spy Fish.”
5. I know your upbringing was not all fun and games. If you are open to one day becoming a parent yourself, I imagine your experiences have given you resolve as to what kind of father you would hope to be. What attributes are you determined to exhibit as a father?
Well, I want to be clear. I love my parents and my dad is the right dad that God picked out for me. What I want to show my kids is all the good things I love about my dad, and the good things about my Heavenly dad.
I want them to know a love for music. I want them to know a love for books and writing. I want them to know they are loved and how to love others. I want them to know Jesus is Lord. I want them to know culture and history. I want them to know random facts in case they’re ever on Jeopardy.
I want them to know they can trust and depend on their father and mother. I want them to know their father loves their mother with his whole heart. I want them to go “Ewwww” when there’s a kiss on the cheek between the two of us.
I want to be the kind of father that would do anything to keep his children safe and happy, as long as their happiness didn’t go against their well-being and healthiness.