My Favorite Quote From Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Why do they have to move in packs?” Harry asked Ron as a dozen or so girls walked past them, sniggering and staring at Harry. “How’re you supposed to get one on their own to ask them?" Rowling, J.K.. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (p. 129). Pottermore. Kindle Edition. I finally picked up … Continue reading My Favorite Quote From Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Shower Thoughts: Where Typos Go When They Die

What happens to letters when we *Backspace* them? Are they annihilated? Are they sent to typographical purgatory to await reentry into reality? If we re-type the same letter, are we resurrecting it, or are we just replacing it with a copy--the original doomed forever to wander in a formless, quantum nether-realm? When I type the … Continue reading Shower Thoughts: Where Typos Go When They Die

Are We Wired For Monogamy Or Polygamy?

Inverse recently published an article advocating for consensual non-monogamy. It was a response to a body of research that says almost all married people experience longing for someone they're not married to, at least to some degree. Here's what I think is great about the article: It acknowledges the simple reality that attraction doesn't fit … Continue reading Are We Wired For Monogamy Or Polygamy?

Christianity as Abstract Art: Epistemological Resonance

I was thinking tonight about why I'm a Christian. I think you have to acknowledge that, one way or another, any philosophy or way of life can be justified rationally. You can construct a cohesive, internally consistent structure out of virtually any set of beliefs. In that sense, Christianity is no better or worse than … Continue reading Christianity as Abstract Art: Epistemological Resonance

Justice League – A Good Beginning

Okay, let's hop off the Marvel hype train for a second. Justice League gets right what Marvel's been getting wrong since the beginning: Good narrative structure is built around changing character motivations, not canned plot progression. I'm not without criticisms, but here are a couple more things I like about what DC's doing that Marvel … Continue reading Justice League – A Good Beginning