chapter 1: eros takes a seat

The large, oak doors to the conference room burst open, and the department heads started trickling in one by one.¬†They met only once every fifty years, but for a company that had been around as long as this one, fifty years is the blink of an eye. Virtually no normal person loves a meeting, but... Continue Reading →

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chapter 3: aphrodite reports

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Is there anything in existence that so captivates and intoxicates the imagination and the passions as love and war? War, the taker of life and love, the giver - both in their way requiring sacrifice and the obliteration of self. And in this we see the greatest difference between one generation... Continue Reading →

proud to be an american

My wife and I went on a cruise this January to celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary six months late. It was terrific. But this post isn't about that. One of our favorite people that we met on the ship was a middle-aged woman named Victoria. Victoria's favorite thing about the ship was drinking too much... Continue Reading →

the mysteries of naturalism

I'm going to say something that will shock you. Yesterday I tweeted something that was, in hindsight, a little silly. Perhaps Twitter isn't the best format to air my grievances with cable news personalities. And perhaps there are better things to do with my time than broadcasting ad hominem attacks on social media. But that... Continue Reading →

chapter 2: ares reports

As former CEO, Ares was the first to offer his report. He was physically the opposite of his son who had succeeded him. He was tall and barrel-chested. Despite his ancient age, he was the picture of strength and vitality. And violence. There was a blood-red tinge in his eyes, that despite his controlled speech... Continue Reading →

the surprising price of atheism

My wife absolutely loves the Hallmark Channel - especially around Christmas. Starting around August 12, it's all Christmas all the time on Hallmark, and shortly thereafter my DVR will start filling up with a seemingly endless parade of movies celebrating the spirit of the season with provocative titles like "My Christmas Dream," "A Dream of... Continue Reading →

oh, ricky

First, a quick life update. I'm currently in California catching some baseball games and also in my free time taking some classes at Talbot School of Theology beginning my long slog through the DMin process. It's been fun and challenging so far. I've learned so much about how truly dumb I am. It's been great!... Continue Reading →

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