Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Our Christmas Card

Here is this year's Christmas Card. Lots of people (particularly my friends, since I am so bad at keeping up with addresses) might not have gotten it. So here it is (minus the fancy paper):

Our news this year is that Joya started law school at Campbell University School of Law in August. We moved her to a little house in NC (35 miles South of Raleigh), and she dived into Torts, Contracts, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Property and Legal Research & Writing. It's intense but she loves it!

Jonathan remains in Kingsport, TN finishing his residency (only six more months to go!!) and through the amazing hospitality and open home of our friends, Luke and Melissa, we meet halfway each weekend in Winston-Salem. We've got one more semester of juggling 3 homes. Then Jonathan will move to NC to practice until Joya graduates in 2009, and we will once again attempt a normal life (although, it's been said that "normal" is just a setting on your dryer).

We know how blessed we are to know you and have you as our friends. Thank you for the love and grace you've offered us and for the knowledge of your constant friendship. It's not ideal that we are only in touch with some of you at Christmas but it's better than never to let you know we thought of you this year with smiles on our faces.


I am amazed sometimes at how blessed I am. So many things to be thankful for...

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Consistent Life Forums

I recently set up a web-forum for discussion of the Consistent Life Ethic. Although does a wonderful job spreading the word on consistent non-violence, I realized there isn't a place on-line for people to discuss this political and social movement.

So I set up a web page for discussion. Feel free to check it out and join the discussion here:

While I'm not sure I'm 100% in agreement with everything, I would certainly gladly identify with this group over Republicans or Democrats.

It's kind of sparse there right now, but hopefully some interesting discussions will pick up soon.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


I have two incredible family medicine clinics I am considering joining. Both practices are incredible community practices that also do hospital work, and they both seem very interested in me. I actually love them both which makes trying to make a decision hard.

I suppose there are worse things in the world than having to choose between two excellent options.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Welcome to Jonathan's Gridbook Notes

This new "Gridbook Notes" site is meant to be a personal page to accompany The Gridbook Blog. The original gridbook site has grown into a page focused on essays, and hopefully a place for interesting discussion on life, medicine, and culture. While essays on the Gridbook Blog are sometimes personal in nature they aim to be thought-provoking even to those who don't know me personally.

I have really enjoyed The Gridbook Blog and greatly appreciate all who have commented and read the essays. I have often considered posting other notes such as personal stories, interesting pages, and photos of family and friends (the sorts of things found on most blogs) but have refrained because I didn't want to dilute the essay site with "personal stuff" that would be of no interest to most people. The one exception is the recent post on Gridbook on my wife's birthday, after posting this I realized I needed another site so that the essay blog doesn't end up just being a personal journal.

So Gridbook Notes will be my place for posting everything else I would like to share. If you don't know me personally you would likely not find anything here interesting and would probably prefer the original Gridbook Blog. Otherwise, come on in and have a look. I hope to be posting more in the near future.