The Ship That Turned in 2016

Recounting 2016 shift in publishing, and a promising 2017 to come

The close of this year is a reflective time for me because I feel I have completed the most successful year in my nearly 20 years of publishing. And if you’re into speech and debate, wait till you hear what I have planned for next year!

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The Jeub Christmas Letter 2016

Written by 5-year-old Elijah, our youngest of 16 children

From my family to yours: Merry Christmas! This year my 16-year-old daughter (Tabitha) took the initiative to write our family’s Christmas letter…kind of. She was in a conversation with her 5-year-old son, and she decided to start transcribing it. Check it out.

Jeub Family Christmas 2016

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How I Eventually Stumped for Trump

And a challenge to test your own understanding

“How can you support such a vile man?” is pretty much what my relatives and old friends have been asking me of my support for the Trump presidency. Early on, I was against Trump, but I eventually turned to cast my vote for him, support him, and even appreciate him. This post explains how I came to such conclusions.

Election Night at the Jeubs: My son, Joshua, and the media prediction that was wrong.

Election Night at the Jeubs: My son, Joshua, and the media prediction…that was totally wrong.

A Pathetic First Debate

What our debate club thought of the largest TV event in history

I attended our debate club last night in Castle Rock. Popcorn and soda livened up the evening. One of the coaches gave a short lesson on analyzing how the presidential candidates should be evaluated. If only they acted presidential.

Dr. Brody giving some pointers on how to assess the presidential candidates.

Dr. Brody giving some pointers on how to assess the presidential candidates.

How I’m Judging Tonight’s Debate

I'll be live-tweeting my thoughts, and this is how I'll judge the winner

I cannot wait till tonight’s debate! I’ll be live-tweeting it (follow me at Twitter.com/chrisjeub) and will declare a winner. If you know me well, you know I favor one candidate over the other. However, I have a way to declare a winner without bias. Let me explain how.

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I’m owner of Monument Publishing, bestselling company of policy debate curriculum, and I have a paradigm for judging tonight’s debate.

No Gatekeeper Here

We live in the Connection Age. Gone are the days of publisher gatekeepers who step in and take care of petty emails from readers. I love this age much more than the previous. I had three encounters in the past month that showed why this is a much better age than the last.

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Opportunities to Train

I tend to grumble at training, but there is growth in each opportunity

I’m coming out of my busy work season, closing my yearly curriculum-writing routine that I’ve repeated since 1998. I’m getting focused on other important matters. I have three to share with you, and I bet you’ll appreciate that which I’m learning from each.

Picture taken while training for a climb. Why would I grumble over this?

Picture taken while training for a climb. Why would I grumble over this?

Debate Resolutions Coming Back

We're still talking about that case from 2009

The debater on the right, Josh Craddock, is a student at Harvard Law School who was published last week in Harvard’s Journal on Legislation. Guess what he used? The same case that brought him to NCFCA Nationals in 2009!

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Josh Craddock (right) with his partner, Zack, at the 2009 NCFCA National Tournament.

Growing a Membership

I'm taking Stu McClaren's Tribe Course, and it's going great

Stu McClaren asked me, “What is it that drives you to create a membership site?” Let me tell you who Stu is, give my public answer to his question, and invite you to two things that I bet will be of benefit to you.

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Stu McClaren (bottom right) at the Platform Conference in Tennesee. This is where he planted the seed in my mind for a membership site.