Category Archives: Notes for a World’s End

What We’re Looking For

Today’s been a doozy of a day.  In a good way, mind you, but a doozy nonetheless. I’m going to place this video right here for now.  I’ve not watched it yet because I’m three chapters into the book.  It’s … Continue reading

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A Moment with a Myth

Here’s a moment with Jamie Smith talking about a cultural reality worth thinking about (and responding to).

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A Tale of Time

I’m about 30 pages into Chuck Klosterman’s The Nineties.  Klosterman is one of my favorite non-fiction writers, especially when it comes to American pop culture.  The book looks to be a 300-page dissection of what it was like to live … Continue reading

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Self-Knowledge and Systems

Self-knowledge is almost meaningless if a system is indifferent and unresponsive. That’s one of my big take-aways from the last couple of years. Self-knowledge is a good thing.  Not everything, mind you.  But it’s something.  Observation of what makes you … Continue reading

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Traction and Distraction

If you can’t already tell, I’m trying to use this two-week “break” to find my way back to posting here regularly.  This last quarter has been a lot busier than I had anticipated.  And while I’ve mostly been able to … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: The Nature of Replacement

Today’s Frazz by Jef Mallett works on a couple of different levels.  One, it’s brilliant observation.  Two, it speaks to something sobering about the human condition and how things change.  And the last panel is, as always, a good way … Continue reading

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What We Might Have Given

Yesterday I wrote a bit about the “work” that I had set up for myself this summer using some thoughts from an Ephraim Radner article from March 2020.  At almost the same time, the folks at First Things also posted … Continue reading

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The Work of (This) Summer

After a good trip back home to Tennessee to see family and friends, I’m back in Honolulu adjusting to mostly-free days and evenings.  For many years, summer vacation was difficult for me (and summer school almost a necessity) because of … Continue reading

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Start of Summer Words

Thanks to extra concurrent-learning prep during fall break 2020, the summer vacation has started earlier for me and my co-workers.  Our last official day of work was this past Friday, and that was mostly meetings and planning for said meetings.  … Continue reading

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Last Words, First Words

Sunday was our current pastor’s last Sunday at our church.  It’s been interesting, watching someone of that position leave, watching them transition from one place of living to another.  Sunday was also the day of his last sermon, an exposition … Continue reading

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