This is my body

I’ve been thinking a lot about who we are as a whole self — not just soul, but body. How is our physicality connected to who we authentically are? 21st century Christians are often brought up in the Neoplatonic school of thought that claims the physical is ephemeral and confining, something to be shed so the spiritual…More

Review: To Sell is Human by Daniel H. Pink

I am a fundraiser. This is not an easy career for me, nor did I intentionally fall into it, and the necessities of the job often chafe against my natural inclinations and passions. I find fundraising to be incredibly important and fulfilling work, however, so I am trying to learn not only how to do it…More

The importance of HOW we think

On the whole, humans are a remarkably thought-full species. Our capacity for complex, creative, projecting, and purposeful thought is astounding, and is the substance of our engagement and interaction with the world. Without our minds, we would receive data through our bodily senses, but make no judgments or attachments beyond raw instinct. My cat does…More

Review: What to Listen for in Music by Aaron Copland

Music was a defining part of my first 22 years of life. Unfortunately, moving every two years and moving into a 750-square-foot condo on the 37th floor of a narrow building hasn’t left much space for a piano, so it’s been over 6 years since I have even touched one. This has left me feeling not a…More

Making of a Manipulation

(ALERT: SPOILERS AHEAD) By now, much of the binge-watching public has seen the Netflix documentary, Making of a Murderer, and also by now, much of that same binge-watching public has become appalled at the underhanded, unethical, downright illegal tactics of the Manitowoc sheriff’s office in Wisconsin. However, I think it is becoming clear that in trying to heighten…More