Thank you for clicking to find out a bit about me. I truly appreciate it.
I am like you in that I like to know a few things about the people I am reading or listening to. So I will share a bit.
I am Dave Bruno. Over the years I’ve described myself as a “restless wanderer.” But then all those Wendell Berry books I had been reading started to sink in and I started telling folk that I am a “restless wanderer on my way home.” For good measure I rounded out the description with the obvious, I am a “restless wanderer on my way home, only by Christ’s grace.”
I have developed a voice as an author and advocate for simple living by instigating a movement called the 100 Thing Challenge, a project focused on breaking free from the constraints of excessive consumerism. Have you ever stood in your closet or garage and felt stuck in stuff? Well, I did. But I got unstuck, and the 100 Thing Challenge was the way I did it.
The 100 Thing Challenge movement has become much larger than what I alone bring to it. That is a delight for me. It is wonderful to journey with other people. That is a part of my “official bio” too, all of you who have joined in living simply and encouraged me along the way. Thanks!
I work at Point Loma Nazarene University as the associate director of digital marketing and web and as an adjunct history professor. I should mention that the views expressed on this, my personal blog, are not necessarily the views of PLNU.
I am happily married to a lovely wife who is marvelous beyond words, not to mention one remarkable cook. She now owns a cast iron skillet. Together we have helped God create three beautiful daughters, who are doing an excellent job of growing up. Our family has adopted one dog and three cats. One of the cats is still living. We do have one guinea pig, as well. Oh, there were three parakeets. And we have cycled through more hamsters, fish, praying mantises, and other bugs than I can keep track. We would own a hedgehog if California would get with it and legalize them. We call our home Westerly House and have plans for it.
Also, I speak. Details and inquiries on the Invite Dave To Speak page.