I am a stay-at-home father and occasional writer, and I have contributed to various websites on matters of faith and contemporary culture. Previously I have been a pharmacy technician, a home theater salesman, a day laborer, and a United States Marine Corps cryptologic linguist assigned to the National Security Agency as a translator of top secret material relating to the Global War on Terrorism. I have also worked a food booth at the Polk County Fair in Fertile, Minnesota.