“We’re done. Just let it be done.” It is finished. The Christian story is the story of rational law being wielded as a club, and this being transcended by grace. It is the story of how an entire planet learned to love, instead of trying to beat the house. But there is a side of the […]Read more "How To Build A World That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later: No Man’s Tale"
There is a school of thought that God enacts his covenants with his people by remembering them, in a sort of stable time loop. I don’t remember where I first heard about it, but it makes so much sense that I have decided to open with that thought. Gnostic status: Three diphenhydramine 50 mg for […]Read more "Death Is For Other People: Doctor Who S09E01 “The Magician’s Apprentice” — A Wizard’s Eye Review"
http://www.stereogum.com/1825458/lifelong-dirtbag-the-eternal-importance-of-iron-maiden/franchises/essay/ This made me tear up. It’s rare lately to find a piece of writing that does that. I’m tired today. I’ve been stressed. This is the feeling I want to bring you guys through my work. But sometimes it has to come to me first. That’s why I’m sharing it with you.Read more "Lifelong Dirtbag: The Eternal Importance Of Iron Maiden (essay)"
Well, I have got my hands on an MP3 copy of Iron Maiden’s new album The Book of Souls. I’m listening all the way through before I go track by track. Only reason I didn’t buy the deluxe edition 2-CD was that they didn’t seem to be able to guarantee auto-rip with Amazon, it’s not […]Read more "Eternity Never Faileth"
Well, that’s just a summary subtitle. The actual working title is “For Dulcy’. I wrote this some time ago, when the McKinney pool thing was still happening, and when I was fresh and raw and tired and angry at everything and barely had time to create. I’m much happier now. I was serious about dumping […]Read more "For Dulcy: On McKinney, Texas and American Quixotic Impulses"