My decorating aesthetic is BOOKS

It's official. I give up. I give in. I surrender. MY APARTMENT IS OVERRUN BY BOOKS. I cannot even tell you how much time and energy I have devoted to keeping the books in my life contained to my bookshelf and a stack on my desk. HOURS. I have also spent mucho money mailing books…

The paces of reading

Earlier this year I was diagnosed with a herniated disc. This meant a total cessation of all high-intensity physical activity, which meant I had to cease doing several of the major things that bring me joy and keep my happy hormones regulated and high. The rest has been wonderful for my back (and probably my…

On living a full life

What does a "full life" mean? What are its parts? How does one do it? I recently bemoaned how often I default to reading when I have free time, and how I rely too much on books to fill my moments. What I had in mind were all the OTHER things I love doing --…

The joy of editing

As much as I love writing and would love more than anything to be in a group of thinking writerly friends like the Inklings, I've never been part of an intimate writing group. I did join an online group back when I was on facebook. I don't remember much about my engagement with the group,…

OHPT: Theology and Mystery (Chapter 4)

Chapter 4 is "Theology and Mystery" by William J. Wainwright. Wainwright is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Philosophy with University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. His research focused on the philosophy of religion and theology in the 17th and 18th centuries. He definitely has "philosophy of religion" credentials, as evidenced by the books he has authored. I was…