Monthly Archives: September 2012

Commitment and the Will

Free will is easily misused or, very often, unused. It is, as noted before, the thing that most separates man from the beasts. By exercising our will we can be seen as human, not simply animal. An often unasked question … Continue reading

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Who are you?

Who are you, my poem and my song, who are you, the breath I’ve held too long? I look in the distance, you to see, while still afar off I run to be with you, my beauty, one day my … Continue reading

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The Bestial Man

It is not uncommon that we see men referred to as ‘beasts,’ usually when they are particularly rude or criminals of horrific stripe. We wish to call attention to their wrongs and juxtapose them to civilized society in some way; … Continue reading

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The Time of Give and Take

We can roughly divide our lives into two elements: the times of giving out and the times of taking in (there are also moments of both, as there is no exclusivity). These elements do not fall into to linear wholes … Continue reading

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What Strange Mystery

I think I know without my heart That one and one make but two And two always two shall be. Yet that strange and awkward mystery Where one and one make still one And two is three and four And … Continue reading

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On Bumper Stickers

I do not simply read bumper stickers. I try to at least think about what they say. Some are quote straightforward, such as those for individual candidates or certain products. Others are only the slightest bit more complicated. Humorous quotes … Continue reading

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The Problem with Sin

The problem we have in the Church today regarding sin is that we keep calling it evil. Don’t worry, I’m not joining Matthew Fox and talking about ‘original blessing’ here. Rather, I’m joining St. Thomas in saying that men only … Continue reading

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