Janus Looking Back

It’s New Years’ Eve. Well, for me. Maybe it’s already 2019 where you are. Anyway, today I’m looking back at 2018.


  • Celebrated 9 years of marriage
  • Got rear-ended on our anniversary trip
  • House decided to literally fall apart
  • Moved to a new place
  • February

    • Ran the Cupid’s Crawl 5k
    • Started my 11th re-read of Dante’s Divine Comedy
  • March

    • Ran the Neuse River Bridge Run 5k
    • Did lots of cooking
  • April
    • Sold the house
      Celebrated 5 years of blogging here (!)
  • May
    • Finished another school year
      Awarded Teacher of the Year


    • Reviewed John Fea’s Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump
    • Ran the “Must Go Faster” leg of the Life Finds a Way race series
    • Watched the World Cup
  • July
    • Toilet broke
      Ran the “DinoDNA” leg of the Life Finds A Way race series
      Met John Fea
      Raleigh SuperCon
      “The Originals” finale in Covington, GA
      Greensboro WizardWorld
  • August
    • A tweet of mine becomes short-lived meme; so short I can’t even find a picture of it anymore
      Ran the “Raptor Run” leg of the Life Finds a Way race series
      School begins
  • September
    • Smokey passes away
      Hurricane Florence causes us to evacuate for two weeks
      Reconnect with by my brother Leroy and his wife, Julia
  • October
    • Met Cressida Cowell (How to Train Your Dragon)
      Interviewed Karen Swallow Prior for Christian Humanist Profiles
      Met John Scalzi (Old Man’s War & Collapsing Empire)
      Scalzi called my pie “exquisite”
  • November
    • Ran the OBX Marathon in 3:58:06
      First ever Death Wish Coffee
      Black Friday tradition
      Krystal developed bronchitis
      Krystal broke her ankle
  • December
    • Met Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices/Shadowhunters)
      Ran the “Dino Dash” leg of the Life Finds a Way series
      Candlelight 2018
      Turned 33
      Christmas shenanigans
      Met my reading goal for 2018
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