there are no coincidences, only algorithms

One of the things that I'm fascinated by is how technology is changing the way that we think and the way that we process the circumstances of our lives. Even using a word like "process" - a term tied to computers - instead of a word like "interpret" demonstrates just how much we have come … Continue reading there are no coincidences, only algorithms

dear children, keep yourselves from idols

John ends his first letter abruptly. Almost as an afterthought, he adds a post script warning his readers about idols. The NIV encourages us to read this verse out of place by strangely choosing to isolate the last verse of the letter in its own very short paragraph. It gives the verse the appearance of … Continue reading dear children, keep yourselves from idols

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 … Continue reading your heart sucks

a brick and mortar christmas

Pardon the "get off my lawn" post, but I'm 40 now. There comes a point in every man's life where he embraces his inner curmudgeon. There comes a point in every man's life where he finds himself less identifying with Ralphie than with his cranky dad. I'm choosing 40 as that point. (Although, those who … Continue reading a brick and mortar christmas

chapter 4: hermes reports

Chapter 1: Eros Chapter 2: Ares Chapter 3: Aphrodite If Ares and Aphrodite were just a little reserved in their enthusiasm for the new CEO's agenda (setting aside their parental pride), the same could not be said for Hermes who would be the next to report. There was not a single department head seated at … Continue reading chapter 4: hermes reports