When Will We Ever Use This In The Real World?

When Will We Ever Use This In The Real World?

So much of education is about the “how” of things. We want someone to teach our kids how to be a businessman, how to be a finance guy, how to be a lawyer, how to be a doctor, how to teach, how fly a plane, how to build an engine, how to invest, how to be a...
Rousseau Before Sunrise, Sunset, and Midnight

Rousseau Before Sunrise, Sunset, and Midnight

The “Before Trilogy” is a must see. You ought to. I write assuming the reader has a basic familiarity with all three. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy act so well that they make me want to repent of everything I’ve ever done. But it’s more than...
Dumbeldore’s Greatness

Dumbeldore’s Greatness

From the beginning Dumbledore is rumored to be great. So great is he that in Lord Voldemort’s prime his only fear was Dumbledore. But having read through the first three books so far, it’s peculiar how little Dumbledore has done. One night he waived his...
Letting Go

Letting Go

I am letting go. I will let you beThe person I’ve neededYou not to be. I am letting go.I will step asideThis wall of sadness. I will now openUp to possibilities of goodIn a worldI’ve never imagined. I will let you go,You, and the part of meThat needs...
Harry Potter on Being Marked by Love

Harry Potter on Being Marked by Love

* When Harry Potter asks Dumbledore to explain how he survived Lord Voldemort’s attack the night his parent’s died, Dumbledore says that his mother’s sacrifice of love protected him. Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it...
Between The City and The Land

Between The City and The Land

Concrete and semi-trucks are the connection between most cities and farms. It is a  relationship is mediated by processing plants and grocery stores. Even the most food sensitive among us are disconnected from the land and its tenants. There has been a recent...
A Five Minute Homily For Children

A Five Minute Homily For Children

In the 2017 – 2018 academic school year, I gave a homily to K – 6th grade students at The Academy of Classical Christian studies in Oklahoma City. Here’s what I said. Pray Without Ceasing It wasn’t too long ago I stood up here and said something...
A Conversation About Prepositions

A Conversation About Prepositions

Most of you will not care about the following conversation. If you teach English or logic or philosophy, you might.Left side: Me.Right side: Scotty. Are you interested in grammar questions? Yep. What’s the longest amount ofprepositions in a row that couldmake...
Holy Week Homily

Holy Week Homily

I was asked to give a 5 minute homily at my school this week. A little backstory: A forest fire broke out behind our building in the last two weeks, and the flames came within inches of the building. Here’s the homily: There was a woman who went to my church...