It was fall, and school was just getting into full swing. My senior year of college, full of 400-level classes and theater and a girl with whom I was utterly smitten.

We, she and I, were getting lunch. Walking from the school cafeteria counters to the beverage island in the…


My wife and I are in the midst of getting out of debt. We’re making slow and steady progress, but I’ve been anxious to try to move the needle a bit more.

I tried brainstorming part-time jobs I could apply for: overnight maintenance at Cracker Barrel, grocery or food delivery…


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I can remember only a handful of times when a book made me cry. I’d be reading away, minding my own business when, without warning, the author grabs hold of my heart-strings and just yanks.

I teared up at the end of A Prayer for Owen Meany. I was choked…


Sometimes “Almost” looks like a giant mud hill…but not always.

The Hard Part isn’t at the start of the race. Your clothes are fresh, your back is loose, your feet are itching to move. The race starts and you’re excited. You can do this. You’re already on your way.

The Hard Part isn’t even when that first wave of fatigue…


Like many Medium users, I get daily digest emails featuring new or interesting posts I might want to check out. I don’t have a lot of time to troll the site, so I rely (for good or ill) on this curation method. However, I’ve noticed an increase of nuisance punctuation…


I noticed a couple of things recently about my online reading habits that I thought might be helpful/interesting to others:

One:

As I’ve mentioned before, I have a tendency to bookmark a lot of blog posts and news articles but can never keep up with them. Almost immediately, I develop…


It’s a curious thing how I self-sabotage my attempts to detach from media (social or otherwise).

I started using Medium and Feedly as news aggregators with the intention of divesting my energies from Facebook and reducing the temptation to scroll or blog-hop for hours. In the end, I find myself…

Dave Mitchell

Christian/husband/father/writer/editor/blogger from the Gulf coast.

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