• The Word of God

04 September 2017

What does the phrase Word of God mean?

02 September 2017

Should the central tenets of Christian theology be best understood as antinomies, or paradoxes, or both?

• Degrees of Separation

25 August 2017

When talking about God, I’m not so certain that we have a great understanding of what we can and cannot say properly, or what we can and cannot understand properly.

• I am but a water glass

24 August 2017

I am but a water glass,
a container for my life.
Life osmoses through me
forming droplets of moments
that ruin rivulet-like to the tabletop.

• Portrait of Pain II

20 August 2017

I had felt it for a while, though even then I didn’t know it. I didn’t know that I knew. It’s odd when truth gnaws at your gut, but you stubbornly ignore it. It is odd because, on the one hand, you know it, but on the other, you don’t. It’s odd and...

• Time in Ruby and ActiveRecord

20 August 2017

How does the Ruby Time class relate to the ActiveRecord time column type?

• Typecasting in Ruby and Rails

19 August 2017

I recently had the need to typecast string values passed as query parameters to a controller action to their appropriate type. In solving this problem, I've learned a lot about Rails' typecasting layer, Ruby's typecasting methods, as well as a handful of edge cases. The result was a typecasting function that I think has a lot to offer.

• Recalling my earliest deep regret

18 August 2017

A recollection of rocks, regret, and Snickers.

• Encoding the Logic of Sets

16 August 2017

How can procedures be used to encode the logic of both infinite and finite sets?

• On Death and Life

15 August 2017

A short meditation on death and life.