04 June 2017
The scar is wound and healing.
The scar is flesh and memory.
The scar is past and present.
We are a people of scars.
The world is broken; broken things are sharp; sharp things cut; cuts are wounds.
As a people of scars, we too are broken.
01 June 2017
I live a life of scars,
so small as to be invisible,
like the slivers and shards and fragments of shrapnel—broken and sharp—
that seared them into the fleshy bits of my me.
A life forgotten
14 May 2017
A life forgotten
Eroding against the incremental scratch of time
Like a lonely obelisk in the desert
Graven with images
Flatland and Theological Expectations
09 March 2017
I am going to confess at the outset that I have not read the novella Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions in its entirety.1 The central conceit of the book, however, has fascinated me since I first learned of it. While scholars read the original...
A Simple Tree Building Algorithm
05 March 2017
It is, unfortunately, not that often that I get the opportunity to devise an algorithm to solve a problem at work. Most work simply doesn’t require that kind of thinking. But I thoroughly enjoy that kind of thinking, and thus thoroughly enjoyed the...
Communication is Hard
21 February 2017
Communication is hard. I have found myself contemplating this truth a lot lately. At work it has become a kind of mantra on my team. Have you ever taken the proverbial step back to consider what all is involved in communicating with another human being...
Thoughts on a Birthday
19 January 2017
I am 26 and as this, my 26th year, comes to a close I see that I have learned a lot.
I have learned how to truly cry–to give a thought, image, or emotion the space to breathe and grow and bubble up into my chest, and then to let that physical sensation...
Ruminations on a Credal Logic
20 September 2016
How do we understand our faith? More precisely, how do we reason deeply and precisely as faith-adherents? Or, perhaps most precisely, how might our faith shape our reason? Do we have a faith seeking the light of understanding, or a faith seeking out...
1 = 0.9999…
01 September 2016
In mathematics it is proven that
1 = 0.9999.... How is this so? But more importantly, in understanding how and why this is true, what can we glean about the nature of paradoxes? Let's explore.
Portrait of Pain
19 August 2016
She lies. Then the sting. Now the ache.