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Monthly Archives: June 2019

The Goats, the Sheep, the End

I’d go as far as to argue that we crave fictions of the end.

Errata

I don’t know if this is an error per se, but it’s certainly a sin of omission.

Reflections on Cologne: Changed and Unchanged

Böll wrote prolifically about his city. I thought to turn to him for two thoughts about Cologne and what makes it distinct.

Orpheus, Eurydice, and the Inevitable

In the many centuries of death and love and loss since this story was first told, when would we not return to this story?

The Concert Count

If we can all connect with the same music, our souls must be similar in some way.

Deep Tracks

Grand Rapids Christian High commencement address
May 28, 2019

Things I Don’t Do

Things I Don’t Do

by | Jun 11, 2019

I don’t use Instagram or Snapchat, I don’t work sixty-hour weeks, I don’t watch Game of Thrones.

One Strawberry

One Strawberry

You can’t care that deeply for every suffering thing,
Even I know this much.

61216

61216

These forty-nine deaths I have not died.

You Ain’t Never Seen a Film Like Me: In Defense of Live-Action Adaptations

You Ain’t Never Seen a Film Like Me: In Defense of Live-Action Adaptations

These live-action remakes might not always succeed in being great stand-alone movies, but maybe that’s not a fair standard to hold them to.

My Brother in Bushwick

My Brother in Bushwick

But what Andrew likes best about his new place are the bookstores in the neighborhood.

In Uncertainty I Am Certain

In Uncertainty I Am Certain

I’m committing to following this path as best I can, although I can’t see the turns ahead and everyone disagrees about the map.

Why Movie Theaters Should Serve Fried Plantains at Black Panther

Why Movie Theaters Should Serve Fried Plantains at Black Panther

We need something to comfort us after the emotional fireworks of seeing Miguel reconnect with his ancestors in a flurry of orange marigolds.

Ship’s Log

Ship’s Log

The waves will wave again and the wind will call my name. What good hope that is.

Burrito Dreams

Burrito Dreams

I’m also thankful, in a more shameful sense, that I got to leave when I planned to.

If You Visit Tegucigalpa

If You Visit Tegucigalpa

If you visit Tegucigalpa, you’ll find more than you expect.