Monthly Archives: August 2012

From Whom Do We Learn Love?

Falling in love is perhaps the easiest thing to do. It often requires no action on the part of the lover, simply coming about when the right circumstances occur. Yet once this first step is undertaken, the will comes into … Continue reading

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Distinguishment

Here I stand at the Y, scuffing against the frozen dirt, the chill about me thaws, yet not quite the warmth before. To the left abound golden fields, rich and inviting, A tranquil path, open and uncrowded, sight for miles. … Continue reading

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What Are We Saving Time For?

We are constantly saving time. Each day a new ‘time-saving’ device is released, be it a better washing machine, a faster car, a quicker computer, a more efficient hair dryer. With every turn we save a minute, an hour, or, … Continue reading

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The Views of Love

We speak of love in many ways, but there are a few metaphors which are quite common, and they are usually passive. The primary active version, love as labor, is perhaps even more problematic. The Western poetic tradition has long … Continue reading

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Across the Sea

I do not ask to see the distant shore, Soft waves and far green hills, Ever-present dawn upon the sky And hearts untroubled in every field. No, though I long and wish to see To my short sight is granted … Continue reading

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YOLO

I suspect I am more or less always well behind the crest of the wave of fashion and popular sentiment.  It is a comfortable place in many ways, for what I choose to indulge has already been tried in the … Continue reading

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Ra(is/z)ing the Bastions

The Christian culture today is a particularly strong phenomenon. We see Christian bookstores, music charts, t-shirts, major motion pictures, paintings, kitsch, TV stations, comic books, coffee shops. Almost anything produced in the world has a explicitly Christian counterpart (though I … Continue reading

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