It’s hard to love someone deeply, when the way they love you is strong, but not gentle, not melodic, not full. It’s hard to want them to be the soft place—the shoulder you can lay your head upon--not someone else. Not someone on the fringes of yourself. It’s hard to be in a place where … Continue reading Your Softness Is Not Shame
“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
Shameless Season 8 was a strong, organic chapter in the series. It lacked the gut punches of previous seasons--but at this point in the narrative, I think that's exactly what the show called for. The Gallaghers have been at a steady climb to better themselves, and it's nice to see them earn a few good … Continue reading Shameless: Season 8
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
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?
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
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