• About Jonas

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


    By trade, I'm a self-employed brand storyteller, strategist, and copywriter (this, however, is my personal site; if you want to know more about my work, head over to my spiffy professional site here).


    I share my layman's perspective on life, faith, and creativity over at my blog, Cricket Hill - currently the top single-author publication on Medium.com.


    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). 
    • I like to row (though I haven't graduated from a machine onto the water yet). 
    • 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 (but I can also get along with either, within reason).
    • I was raised Catholic. Then I deconstructed and went SBNR (Spiritual-But-Not-Religious) in my 20's. Today, I'm a Lutheran (go figure). My religion is post-critical and lives at the crossroads of traditional liturgy and progressive thinking. It's what I write a lot about these days.
    • I like open fires, German bock beer, and good company. I guess you can call me a social introvert. 
    • I never know what the score to the Cubs game is (but am always rooting for 'em).
    • 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 5-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...

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    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.

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