Give Your Heart

3 years ago with 2 comments in Uncategorized
Today’s Gospel1 starts with Jesus going off to hide and be alone so he can process the death of his friend and cousin. But he arrives at his prayer-place — maybe it was his favorite spot, maybe it was where he always went in times of deep distress, to be alone with the Father — to find it overrun with people clamoring for his attention: heal us, help us, give us what ...

New Track: Agony Trumpet

3 years ago with no comments in Uncategorized
What good is having your own blog if you can’t self-promote a little bit? When I’m not sequestering myself in my room to write, I like to sequester myself in my room to make music. Here’s my latest. Share and enjoy. Happy Sunday!

Towards a Post

3 years ago with 3 comments in Uncategorized
It’s a good day, but it’s not a day for finishing posts. A month ago, my therapist cocked her head to the side and asked me in all honesty, “What do you mean by ‘same-sex attraction’?” and I found out that the answer wasn’t simple. I’ve been working on a doozy of a writeup ever since. I hope I finish it some day. Ever hear of the Method Of Loci? ...

Wednesday Tweet Digest, Vol. 2

3 years ago with no 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. Dammit I specifically picked this cafe because there weren’t supposed to be any hot guys here — Joseph Prever (@stevegershom) July 17, 2014 PSA, being concerned about the awful things that you routinely do does not make you a good ...

At the Grackle: On Fartistry

3 years ago with 1 comment in Uncategorized
I have a new post up at The Grackle Rag. It is about the following story, which did not happen to me but did happen to someone: Today in math class I had the urge to fart.  I thought that if I dropped my book and farted at the same time, no one would hear it.  I dropped my textbook and everyone looked at me.  Then I farted.  Loudly. And what came of that story: I thought about [the story] ...

Keep Getting Happier Until You’re Dead

3 years ago with 12 comments in Uncategorized
The good news about having been lonely and desperate and insecure in high school is that college is a liberating, exciting experience, where you will be surrounded by likeminded companions who are filled, like you, with the searing, visionary intensity of youth. The good news about having been a neurotic, unstable mess with horrifying attachment issues in college is that being a ...

Wednesday Tweet Digest, Vol. 1

4 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 am cold and wet and covered in bugs, motorcycles are awesome — Joseph Prever (@stevegershom) July 14, 2014 It’s hot outside, so I wear shorts, but it’s hot outside, so they turn the AC low at work, so it’s cold ...

Flesh to Fire

4 years ago with 3 comments in Uncategorized
Catherine Doherty describes what happens as you spend more time in the poustinia — the hermitage, the desert, the “school of the love of God”: His fire is over you. You are moving slowly up his mountain, the mountain of the Lord. To get to the top you must pass through the heart of God. As you pass through his heart, you become a bonfire, and, together with him, a huge ...

Seven Quick Takes, Vol. 8: Participial Edition

4 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 ...

The Nephilim Effect

4 years ago with no comments in Uncategorized
Dear folks, We interrupt our regularly scheduled program of posting to bring you this special announcement. You know my best friend Sal, the dude who shows up with such regularity on my blog that he has his own tag? He wrote a book, which is available on Kindle. It’s the kind of thing only he could have written, which is to say that reading it is a lot like spending time with him. I ...