Category Archives: Fear and Trembling

From Zombies to Creed to Paula Deen : How Our Need For Communal Preferences Hinders Communication

8:54 AM – Wife’s out of town. Dishes stacked in the kitchen. The records she request I not blast when she’s home – In This Moment’s Blood, Megadeth’s Peace Sells, Neil Young’s Harvest – blast in repeat on the home … Continue reading

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A Celebration of One Student’s Bitchiness, of Personal Hypocrisies, and of The Truest Part of Any Eulogy

10:12 AM – Pug-dog asleep on me as I read. Awakening, he stretches his paws into my face. They smell like corn chips. He is the Corn-Chip Chicken. *** “Rationality squeezes out much that is rich and juicy and fascinating.” … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Youth(Group)ful Zeal : A Reflection on Being Lame in the Name of the Lamb

7:59 AM – Chicken Dinner eats his bed. Insert teeth. Pull. And doggie-bed innards scatter on his chin and in the air. It’s a gruesome display. But I’m determined to teach this little bugger to be dainty. To treat his … Continue reading

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Scary Rants Vol. 2 : The Silly Question of Reconciling Art and Faith

10:08 AM – Another Final Exam. Coffee. Entertainment Weekly. Grading. Phone calculator. Light in sight. *** “We all know we’re going to die; what’s most important is the kind of men and women we are in the face of this.” … Continue reading

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Scary Rants Vol. 1 : Processing the Beauty of Untidiness in the Horrific Arts

7:50 AM – Sitting in first final at the semester’s end. These younguns will grieve to know I am not on the Facetube. Today marks our goodbye. *** DISCLAIMER: What follows is the beginning of something that I need to … Continue reading

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