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The Myth of Elsewhere (Dave Carrol, @DaveCarrol)

John grew up “Here.” After brushing his teeth and combing his hair a satisfactory number of times, his father an adequate machinist, would tell John stories of “Elsewhere.” John loved “Elsewhere” with all his heart. It was a beautiful, storied […]

What Women Want (Dave Carrol, @DaveCarrol)

Like most men, understanding women has always been an elusive skill for me. I was always someone caught between being a “guy” guy, and the guy who girls just want to be friends with. So that wound up meaning was […]

Hey Church… get out of your walls! (Dave Carrol, @DaveCarrol)

A few months ago, something pretty unheard-of happened.   My church, Freedom House, was named the Downtown Champion of the Year by the BIA.  If you don’t know, a BIA is a “Business Improvement Association.”  Imagine… a CHURCH being the entity […]

The Story of Frosty Fest by Dave Carrol (@DaveCarrol)

There wasn’t always a Frosty Fest that drew 15,000 people together to celebrate the Family Day Weekend in Harmony Square. In fact, there wasn’t always a Harmony Square. In fact, there was an ice carving’s chance in hell that 15,000 […]

What if a Whole City was Prayed For? By: Dave Carrol (@DaveCarrol)

If you could be an agent of positive change on your street TODAY… would you? Allow me to propose a seemingly over-simplistic undertaking that is actually profoundly doable and effective. I want you to think about the kind of city […]

Why We Shouldn’t Stop Giving Gifts (Dave Carrol, @DaveCarrol)

“Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.” ~Eric Sevareid I’m sure you’ve heard, said, or even thought this during the Christmas […]

Santa and the Human Meat Pies of Death (Dave Carrol, @DaveCarrol)

There were a few years where I was a rabid Anti-Santite. I was a Christian darn it! That jolly old man was one of the great deceivers of our time. A filthy mix of greedy consumerism and Oprah like nicey […]

When Kings Go To War (Dave Carrol, @DaveCarrol)

Illustration courtesy of Steve Boyd If you grew up going to Sunday School, you know the story of David and Bathsheba.  It was one of the kinda dirty Bible felt-board stories. Wakka Wakka Wow Wow. The King of Israel was […]

Captain Kindness was an Anorexic Teenage Bully (Dave Carrol, @DaveCarrol)

I went through a long period of life not liking myself very much. I was the fatish kid. Not the grotesquely obese, sweat through my t-shirt on the walk to school kid, but the kid who had man boobs so […]

Go and Go and GO Some More (Dave Carrol, @DaveCarrol)

“I just don’t sleep enough. But I have never met someone very successful who, at the end of their life, says ‘I wish I slept more.’ Nothing of any consequence was ever achieved without enormous passion and total dedication.”~Robert Herjavec […]

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