Special birthday greetings go to my brother Jim today. There’s a legend that when Chesterton’s younger brother was born, G.K. remarked, “Now I shall have an audience.” I wasn’t there when my brother was born and our family has no such legend, but as younger brother I have been delighted these last 24 years to fill the role of the laughing, cheering audience.

A future best-selling novelist and creative blogging extraordinaire, Jim also manages to be a dedicated teacher and husband. Did I mention he can be an excruciatingly precise dialectic partner?
Drop over to Decorabilia and wish Jim a happy birthday. Better yet, bring a plot with you. And buy him some more Sudoko. I hear he’s run out.

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Posted by Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.

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  1. Jim, because I for some reason could not login to Blogger, here is my helpful(?) contribution to your efforts in becoming a best-selling novel writer:

    “First of all, what’s your middle name? If it’s “John” or something equally ubiquitous you can play with the sounds and letters to fashion a pen name that is truly cool.

    For instance, J.J. Anderson or J. John Anderson. For further coolification (and anonymity) you can start freely splicing your name, re-arranging the bits, or removing portions entirely. Por ejemplo:

    J.J. Anders, Jim A. Johnson, J.A. Johnson, John James, or J. Anders.

    The fun is endless! Not to mention you might come out with a kickin’ pen name.

    K. Buehl Edwards”


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