Rob Ballister is a Naval Academy
graduate and career naval officer who is currently on active duty in the Washington, DC area.
Lieutenant Commander Rob Ballister is the
author of God Does Have a Sense of Humor.
According to the book description of
God Does Have a Sense of Humor, “Author Rob Ballister delivers a touching and entertaining
portrait of his journey through dating, growing up in New Jersey, and surviving cancer.
Along the way, he learns that God Does Have a Sense of Humor. Follow him:
Through surgery - My understanding was that the doctor,
while hopping up and down on one foot and singing the national anthem, was going to remove my lymph nodes using a butter knife,
a hacksaw, and some 10W-30 motor oil.
Into the confessional - There sat Father Riener, who
was technically old enough to have been one of the original apostles. As I began reciting my list, Father began falling asleep.
Being only in the fourth grade, I did exactly what I did at home when my younger sister fell asleep. I kicked him.
Through family Christmas traditions - That first year,
Dad put up a wreath and Mom put up a tree, and things were pretty much low key that season. Then I was born, and as I grew,
so did Dad’s commitment to having the house visible from orbiting spacecraft.”