In my Tuesday night class, we did a nifty in-class activity. As a result of this activity, I learned that I am longing for more enjoyment in life. I want to celebrate more, to dance spontaneously, to have outbursts of singing, to laugh uncontrollably, etc. Call me weird, but I also find a great deal of pleasure in writing. So,Continue reading “Up the Ante!”
January 10, 2011: There will be a new post this Thursday. I feel absolutely terrible for not posting last week. Please forgive me. Thursday will continue to be the day for new posts, unless something crazy happens, in which case I will notify you via PSA #2. My wife’s birthday is today!
My friends, it has been a crazy year. Millions of gallons of oil have spilled in the sea. Haiti and Chile have had catastophic earthquakes. The Butler Bulldogs and Indianapolis Colts made it to their respective title games and lost in heartwrenching fashion. Spain won the World Cup. The Prince has married a commoner. The ReddensContinue reading “Year In Review”
We are lighting the outdoors and bringing dead trees indoors. We are standing in freezing temperatures at 3 A.M. to buy important stuff and listening to some of the most senseless songs ever written. Yes, it must be that time of year again—my favorite holiday of all. Before I go any further, here is the disclaimer: If you want to enjoy Christmas for theContinue reading “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”
I met with another writer last week and she told me about an intriguing project: A lady is living in a glass room for 30 days and can only communicate through online means. The project is happening here in Portland. She is on Day 18. Here’s the link: http://www.publicisolationproject.com/blog/ Comments below
First, we will look at provocative ideas, like the prophetic ministry of Friedrich Nietzsche or the possibility of heaven being a type of communism. We’ll look at philosophical ideas like post-modernism, utilitarianism, and the golden mean of Aristotle. We’ll also come out of the clouds from time to time and talk about things at ground-level. We’ll look at ethicalContinue reading “A Preview of Things to Come”