Seven Quick Takes, Vol. 8: Participial Edition

2 years ago with 16 comments in Uncategorized
1: LISTENING One of my favoritest websites: myNoise.net, the project of one Stéphane Pigeon — “the signal processing engineer with a strong passion for sounds.” “Signals oscillating between twenty and twenty thousand times a second are my favorites,” he notes in his biography. “I often team up with Nyquist and Shannon when projects need to be discrete, or ...
Quick Takes, Vol. 8

Quick Takes, Vol. 8

3 years ago with 21 comments in Uncategorized
Clean Of Heart I’m on day 30 of Clean Of Heart, which is cool. Father T. is my official accountability partner, but as I’m not willing to ask him to give me time every single day to talk about the silly, petty mechanics of my lust, even though he’d never put it that way; and, knowing what a thorough and generous shepherd he is to his flock, I doubt he’d have time ...

7 Quick Takes: Esfuérzate y Sé Valiente

3 years ago with 17 comments in Uncategorized
1—It’s my writing day, and that’s a good day, but frankly, I’m in a lot of pain. These road bumps come and go, and I know better than to try reinterpreting my whole life in the light of how I happen to feel today, but today I happen to feel really awful. It’s like those days when you lie in bed shaking with the flu and you just think, “Gosh, I’d like ...

Seven Quick Takes, Vol. 4

4 years ago with 2 comments in Uncategorized
1: Black Dog I know y’all have been praying for me. I know some of you pray for me all the time. I’m so grateful, and I do my best to return the favor. I’ve had a hard month or so, and I hate having hard months, because I’m not supposed to have those, and haven’t had one for years; kinda thought they were done with. So I’ve been moping around like the ...

Seven Quick Takes, Vol. 3: Participles

5 years ago with 22 comments in Uncategorized
1: Quitting A few weeks ago, I decided that I was going to quit smoking for New Year’s. But this time it would be different. I wouldn’t leap into it on a whim; I’d spend time, between now and then, consciously thinking of reasons to quit, and how life would be without my beloved ciggies. By the time 2012 rolled around, I would already have mentally quit. It’d just be a ...

Seven Quick Takes, vol. 2: Buffalo Girl

5 years ago with 18 comments in Uncategorized
1: Deep Horse Kung Fu! It’s one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. Every class day, I don’t want to go. I’m tired, or lazy, or scared. I go anyway, and the blessings just pour out. There’s the very natural blessing that comes from moving your muscles — you know, endorphins or something. But there’s everything else, too. The feeling of ...

7 Quick Takes, vol. 1

5 years ago with 13 comments in Uncategorized
Eyyyy, I jumped on the Quick Takes bandwagon! Great idea, really, because some days I really just can’t organize my thoughts more than a paragraph at a time. Let’s see, how’s this thing work? There we go. 1: Passive Purification I finally had my approximately-bi-weekly conversation with Father T. I was all “It’s awful, everything’s great!” and he was ...