Hello. My name is Adam Baker and I am extraordinary.  Before you start to think that I am cocky or egotistical, let me explain.

When I contemplated starting a blog, I was hesitant.  I figured that the World Wide Web already had enough blogs and why would anyone read mine when there are millions of others to choose from.

Like many of you, I often struggle to find out what sets me apart in this world.  What am I qualified to write about?  I am not smart enough to be a contestant on Jeopardy and I am not tough enough to be a contestant on Fear Factor.  I might be awkward enough to be on Wipe Out.

To convince myself that I could start a blog that people would actually want to read, I decided to take inventory of who I am.  Looking for something that makes me stand out in a world of blogs, here’s what I found.

I am a 5’10”, 165 pound white Christian male who is right handed, balding and wears a size 10 shoe.

To see where I stand out, let’s take a look at some facts:

  • The average male height in the United States is 5’10”
  • The average male weight for someone 5’10” is 141-175 pounds
  • In the US, 77% of people identify themselves as Christian
  • 89% of all people are right handed
  • Nearly 35 million American men are losing their hair, which accounts for roughly ½ of all males
  • The average male shoe size is 10

After seeing at that, I realized that I am overflowing with ordinary.  I could give away some ordinary and still have plenty left over.  I have extra ordinary.

So I convinced myself that someone who is so extra ordinary should have a blog.  I have always liked to share, so I will be using this blog to share some of my extra ordinary with you.  Enjoy…

8 thoughts on “About

  1. Found you through the Thankful Thursday tag (I write one every week – so far…). Your explanation of extraordinary made me grin, so I thought I’d let you know I think it’s well written. 🙂

  2. Hi! Adam. 🙂 Loved yours down to earth introduction, “overflowing with ordinary…”. I cannot stop smiling after reading that part of the sentence. After all, we are constantly trying to find out more about ourselves. Your introduction resonates with one of my favourite quotes “Your unique just like everyone.” Thank you!

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