a short meditation

“The mystics all agree that silence is the royal road to spiritual formation. I have never met anyone seriously interested in the spiritual life who did not have a growing desire for silence.” The above quote is from Henri Nouwen. Supposedly. Hopefully. I haven’t been able to confirm that, but I saw it on Twitter, […]

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what ready player one gets wrong

(This post will contain a few spoilers if you haven’t seen the movie yet.) Despite what you might conclude from the title of this post, I really enjoyed both the movie and the book.¬† After seeing the movie, I commented on Facebook that it was better than The Last Jedi and Black Panther – two […]

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judging the past by the present

This will probably come as a great surprise to many of you, but I have never been accused, at any point in my life, of being “in style.” It just isn’t my thing. It’s not that I haven’t tried.¬†Some people try really hard to get better at golf yet still slice every drive out of […]

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oh father, where art thou

What do Friedrich Nietzsche, David Hume, Bertrand Russell, Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Arthur Schopenhauer, Thomas Hobbes, Jean Meslier, Voltaire, Jean d’Alembert, Baron d’Holbach, Ludwig Feuerbach, Samuel Butler, Sigmund Freud, H.G. Wells, John Toland, Robert Taylor, Richard Carlile, Albert Ellis, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens all have in common? Well, actually […]

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your heart sucks

I’m taking a break from Twitter for Lent which means that during the week I have to find something else to do while standing in lines or to distract me while I’m supposed to be grading papers. So for me, Twitter during Lent is limited to Sundays, feast days. One of the first Tweets I […]

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