Patronize Me

3 years ago with 1 comment in Uncategorized
Do you know about Patreon? It’s a good way to help your favorite writers (and artists, and musicians, and whoever) do what they do — you pledge a buck a month or more to cover whatever peculiar lifestyle arrangements are necessary for them to keep doing what they do. In my case, that pretty much means (1) coffee shops, (2) web hosting, and (3) my four-day work week so I can devote ...

Wednesday Tweet Digest, Vol. 6

3 years ago with 1 comment in Uncategorized
The best (according to me) tweets I have twitted over the course of the previous week or so, as a momentary stay against the essential evanescence of twitter. From convo w/coworkers: "If you can't be Enlightened at the DMV, then you're not Enlightened." — Joseph Prever (@stevegershom) August 18, 2014 Stepped outside to breathe for 5 minutes & heard myself praying ...

Dancing With Myself: A Dialogue On Gender & Sexuality, Part II

3 years ago with 5 comments in Uncategorized
Steve Gershom and Joseph Prever, mutually fascinated by each other’s sparkling intellects, but again, in a way that is totally not weird, get together at the same coffee shop where they first bumped into each other, to continue their discussion on gender and sexuality. Joseph begins with an attack disguised as a concession. JP: Have you thought a bit more about what I said? I know you ...

Wednesday Tweet Digest, Vol. 5

3 years ago with 4 comments in Uncategorized
The best (according to me) tweets I have twitted over the course of the previous week or so, as a momentary stay against the essential evanescence of twitter. I dunno who Jason Derulo is but I just muted him for unsolicited abs — Joseph Prever (@stevegershom) August 11, 2014 Pro tip: when an introvert says “Well, ANYways”, that is code for “BY ALL THAT IS HOLY PLEASE RELEASE ...

Quick Thoughts on Augustine

3 years ago with 10 comments in Uncategorized
I’m reading Augustine’s Confessions again. He is terribly hard on himself for things that most of us would dismiss without a second thought: we’d say either “Oh, that wasn’t so bad,” or “You didn’t know any better,” or “You were just trying to test your boundaries,” or “You were still finding yourself,” or ...

Dancing With Myself: A Dialogue On Gender & Sexuality, Part I

3 years ago with 9 comments in Uncategorized
Joseph Prever and Steve Gershom run into each other at the coffee shop. After they get over their initial surprise at seeing each other in the same place at the same time, and after they are done complimenting each others’ rugged good looks (but before it gets weird), they have a discussion about, what else, gender and sexuality. Joseph, apparently in a cantankerous mood, begins with a ...

Seven Extremely Quick Takes

3 years ago with 1 comment in Uncategorized
1: I was just going to take a whole post to say this, but I thought that would be cruel. So I’ll take 1/7 of a post to say it: effective immediately, I will be posting on Sundays instead of Fridays. I’m working on something large & rambling that I really hope will be done by Sunday, and if it is, that’ll be my first Sunday post. 2: This soundtrack is gorgeous, and if my ...

Wednesday Tweet Digest, Vol. 4

3 years ago with 4 comments in Uncategorized
The best (according to me) tweets I have twitted over the course of the previous week or so, as a momentary stay against the essential evanescence of twitter. What can separate us from the love of Christ? Neither counterintuitive syncopations, nor insipid melodies, nor unnecessary key changes… — Joseph Prever (@stevegershom) August 3, 2014 Where do sinners go if they don’t believe ...

Four Short Graybles For My One-Year Outiversary As a Fancy Man

3 years ago with 10 comments in Uncategorized
One year, almost. On August 9, 2013, my WORLD CHANGED FOREVER when I invoked the patronage of Daffy Duck and Edith Stein, in that order, and wrote a post telling the whole world that I [mostly] fancy men, and am therefore, arguably, myself a Fancy Man, which why isn’t that a euphemism yet? (“Did you ever wonder if Joe was a little…you know, Fancy?” “What, you ...

Wednesday Tweet Digest, Vol. 3

3 years ago with 2 comments in Uncategorized
The best (according to me) tweets I have twitted over the course of the previous week or so, as a momentary stay against the essential evanescence of twitter. My phone buzzes and says “4:30 – Meds”. I chuckle at it condescendingly before pushing “dismiss” — Joseph Prever (@stevegershom) July 26, 2014 It’s that critical moment where if I don’t make ...