Wednesday Tweet Digest, Vol. 6

5 years ago with 1 comment
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

5 years ago with 5 comments
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

5 years ago with 4 comments
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

5 years ago with 10 comments
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

5 years ago with 9 comments
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

5 years ago with 1 comment
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

5 years ago with 4 comments
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

5 years ago with 10 comments
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

5 years ago with 2 comments
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 ...

Give Your Heart

5 years ago with 2 comments
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 ...