Monday Update #90 – December 1, 2014

[alert-note] Note: Every Monday I will be posting about what I have been reading, listening, writing, and doing in my life. Hopefully it gives a little insight into my life. Enjoy! [/alert-note]

What I Learned This Past Week

Mono sucks! The last two weeks have been a constant state of blah: nothing but sleeping, coughing, and a quasi-awake state. Last weekend we got the diagnosis: mono.
What really stinks about mono is how you get exhausted from everything. Even the slightest action and I am gassed. I can’t even focus enough to read. And I have been in a state of quarantine, meaning I have to limit how close I get to Norah. But the good news is that my symptoms are showing the slightest amount of receding, so I am hoping the worst is behind me.

What I’m Reading (Books)

I am currently reading:

I finished Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. This is one of my favorite books, and I reread it in preparation for the upcoming movie based on the book.

What I’m Learning



  • End for Iraqi Christians

    In parts of the Middle East, Christianity is in danger of extinction. In 1991 there were 1.5m Christians in Iraq. Today there may be as few as 300,000. In Syria and Egypt, in places where there have been churches for almost two millennia, Christians are being persecuted and killed and their places of worship destroyed.


Brandon Schmidt

I am Brandon Schmidt: writer, husband, father, brother, reader, and laugher.

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