What I’ve been thinking…

On meat cutters and the Incarnation

When I saw the blood pouring from my right index finger, I wasn’t surprised.  It had been another early morning at the deli where I worked slicing meat on my summers home from college. I’d awoken after a poor night of sleep, stretched, and immediately thought: I’m going to cut myself at work today. It…

Stepping through the blue: ‘The Truman Show’ and ancient cosmology

“And even though all other animalsLean forward and look down toward the ground,He gave to man a face that is uplifted And ordered him to stand erect and look Directly up into the vaulted heavens And turn his countenance to meet the stars…”                   —Ovid, Metamorphoses I : 118-123 We were made…

Dancing towards hope

Strictly speaking, dance is unnecessary. In a world driven by natural selection, dance doesn’t feed you or clothe you or shelter you. Depending on your skills or lake thereof, it might not even help you attract a mate. You can easily live your entire life without ever dancing. You can go to your friends’ weddings…

“The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing to find the place where all the beauty came from.”

— C. S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces

Let me write you a poem.