Thoughts From World 3

A fool can offer words, a creator can offer worlds An academic can show you a world, a dreamer invites you into it Consumers of knowledge are everywhere, generators of knowledge are the rarity Anyone can summarize the great thoughts of others, yet not simply anyone can have great thoughts An English teacher can beatContinue reading “Thoughts From World 3”

The Well is Dry

The well is tapped dry. I dropped a coin over the ledge, leaning my shoulders over the abyss as my arms held me in place.  I listened as the coin plummeted to the bottom of the world.  Then it happened.  It was swallowed by the darkness.  The darkness swallowed it whole, the hole that swallowsContinue reading “The Well is Dry”

Hamartia and the REAL Faults in our Stars

  Hamartia is a lack. A negation. An absence. It is not a sin. It is the absence of landing in the right place, evading ones spot, presuming the spot, or target, was important enough to be hit originally. The New Testament writers are correct: it is a wide landing, a missing of the proverbialContinue reading “Hamartia and the REAL Faults in our Stars”

The Hapless Nihil

Those moments when you want to write, but feel lost in the sea of your own non ideas…As if every ounce of inspiration has been siphoned from your soul leaving you with nothing but a hollow spirit with clanging walls and cold diameters. And this is the nothing that is everything…the nothing that so stigmatizesContinue reading “The Hapless Nihil”

Shiny New Humans: A Story & Theology of Personhood

The walls to the lunchroom were tattered and torn.  It gave the feel of a war zone; it was.  Just not the kind most people imagine. Floor tiles along the corridor were chipped and worn.  The smell of paint filled the air, as if chemical warfare was present and I would stumble into a trenchContinue reading “Shiny New Humans: A Story & Theology of Personhood”

Why You should Love Antiquarian Books

A prerequisite to loving old books is, of course, an enjoyment for reading. One can appreciate old books, collect old books, and admire the architecture of their spines and ornate cover designs without reading. But this is to love the value of the books or their aesthetic appeal. This is not the same as lovingContinue reading “Why You should Love Antiquarian Books”

Thinking Tombstones & the Grave

Graveyards, Tombstones…the speck of infinity wherein time has stopped. Here one is able to notice an era of foregone lives and remembrance that is now only marked by stones that are too large to move and to irrelevant to demand attention.  Some stones have been pushed over, some broken in half; others have crumbled fromContinue reading “Thinking Tombstones & the Grave”

A Poetic Essay: Writing Love & Poetry with Cixous

Helene Cixous, the philosopher, writer, thinker, novelist, poet…one with the uncanny ability to grasp the impossible and poetically narrate newer possibilities. As Derrida describes of her, “A poet-thinker, very much a poet and very much a thinker.” She writes the kind of poetry that describes the conversant and then leaves one asking, “what just happened?”Continue reading “A Poetic Essay: Writing Love & Poetry with Cixous”

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