FF: Pandemic Problems

Click Gollum to Join the fun. (He’s neither blue nor a frog  )  Days of endless monotony stretch into a seemingly endless horizon. When will this end? Scott turns to his wife, Julia. She is reading yet another book, sitting by the living room table. Soft white lights shed a cool glow on the wood-paneled living […]

Gravity

Last week, for my weekly spiritual reflection, I talked about Tolkien. This week I want to share the poem I wrote for the professor who let me write the disastrous paper that wasn’t. He then told me he was a comparative religion professor and he found this poem quite insightful. It seems to speak to […]

List of Grievances

The fact that our justice system is still based on the old ages when we used to settle things in weaponized combat, except now it depends on who has the better lawyers. We think we have gotten better, but we really haven’t. We’ve just gotten more subtle. People blame the lawyers, but lawyers need to […]

FF: It’s The Little Things

Click the Frog to add your voice. I know what it’s like to lose someone. It’s that moment when you pick up the phone to ask your dad for stupid advice you would have ignored when you were younger. Or, you want to go for a walk, but the person you really want to walk […]

How Good It Is

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the LORD bestows […]

COM vs LIT Majors

I keep trying to think how to phrase my “nuanced” feelings on the pro-life, anti-abortion, pro-choice debates. This is not just a metaphor. I feel at some bone-deep level like I want to blame my ideological archrivals the Com majors for this, and for global warming and the extinction of the dinosaurs. Communications majors will […]

FF: Change the Channel?

Tap the frog to join the fun!  “Oh it’s that boring show again. Mommy, can’t you change the channel?” Monica has to fight back a laugh. “It’s not a show. It’s the news.” “What is news?” “It tells us what’s going on in the world.” She turns up the volume to hear the stock market […]

Some Words on Consecrated Virginity

1 Corinthians 7 I think that in view of the present distress it is good for a person to remain as he is. Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife. But if you do marry, you have not sinned, and if a betrothed […]

Spiritual Reflection

I live very close to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, comfortably in the suburbs, but I have many friends/acquaintances/former coworkers who work or live in or near the capitol complex. There may be riots there this weekend because of the presidential inauguration. Because the world didn’t have enough problems already. I know. Plus, no one has sent us […]