• About Jonas

    Hey there, I'm Jonas. And that's my kid. She's a bit bigger now, but not much has changed.

     

    Like you, it's really hard to put what I do and who I am in the confines of a single webpage. But I'm always up for a challenge...

     

    When it comes down to it, I'm just another guy walking around with a plank in his eye while documenting his journey along the way.

     

    Probably the thing I'm most proud about is my blog - Cricket Hill (previously named Higher Thoughts), which is currently the #1 single-author publication on Medium.com. It's mostly where I write about life and faith and whatnot. I published daily for three years, but now I'm on a weekly-ish schedule (which proves to be harder for me).

     

    However, the blog doesn't pay all of my bills. I've long worked as a professional copywriter. Essentially, people pay me well because I'm good at describing things in a way that makes other people want to buy them. Although I work for an award-winning agency owned by a couple talented friends of mine, I keep room for a small number of personal projects as well. If you need help in that area, you won't find much talk about it here on this site (I keep all of that stuff over at my portfolio site here).

     

    You can also find my words in the Huffington Post, New York Observer, Thought Catalog, The Mission, Daily Dot, Good Men Project, Fizzle, and more.

    Some random personal stuff

    Because who doesn't like personal randomness, right?...

    • I drink unhealthy amounts of espresso and dark roast coffee (hard to find these days). With Oatly oat milk, indeed.
       
    • I'm one of these people who's too liberal for conservatives and too conservative for liberals in both religion and politics, so it's hard for me to find friends.
       
    • I was raised Catholic and am now a Lutheran (go figure). My religion is post-critical and lives at the crossroads of orthodox liturgy and progressive theology. It's what I write most about these days.
       
    • I like open fires, German bock beer, and good company.
       
    • I never know what the score to the Cubs game is (but am always rooting for them).
       
    • I used to be a golf professional and still play whenever I can.
       
    • I'm a black belt in Aikido (not a hardcore thing to say at all).
       
    • I can't call myself a philosopher, but I am philosophical. (Yes, there is a difference.)

    These days, my wife and I live in Chicago, IL with our perfectly-behaved 4-year-old daughter and impeccably-trained terrier mutt, Dagny (okay, maybe I'm embellishing a little there). You can often find us hanging out and trying to take over the world from our home office.

    Now, back to you...

    To follow my work, your best bet is to subscribe for free to my email list where I share my musings, mutterings, and meditations once or twice a week. They’re typically short. A lot of people like them, and I think you might too.


    So, there you have it. Thanks for swinging by. I look forward to continuing this conversation in your inbox soon.

    "I truly love everything you post... It’s a rare thing for me to find that in any one author, but you have a knack for getting it right almost every time!"

    - Amber L.