The southside.

7.18.2020 Dad, I went to the city last Sunday to St. Thomas the Apostle for mass. This is the black Catholic church that embodies so well the diversity and beauty of the image of Christ. The priest and deacon are black, which is important to me because I miss being under the leadership of black... Continue Reading →

Burn me beautiful.

5.3.2020 Dear dad, I was insulted by Jesus today. I didn’t hear a voice or a sign or anything like that. I was merely reading the Bible. Merely, is how I often look at reading Scripture. However, it is this mindset I’ve learned is quite the same as the mindset of the Pharisees when Jesus... Continue Reading →

Let’s get this Bread.

4.28.2020 Dear dad, Adam and I have been playing virtual chess. I found the electric chess board I used to play with all the time in the basement. That was kind of our thing, wasn’t it? Chess and battleship. Gosh, battleship, what a game. I really don’t remember who was better between us. I am... Continue Reading →

Marmee.

4.20.2020 Dear dad, I’ll I want to do is watch “Little Women.” Mom and I rented it Saturday night, and I am somewhat obsessed. I watched it again last night. Honestly, I might watch it after I am done writing this. You get the rental for 48 hours on Xfinity On Demand so why not.... Continue Reading →

The Muses.

4.16.2020 Dear dad, “Would you listen to him? He’s making the story sound like some great tragedy.” “Lighten up dude.” “We’ll take it from here darling.” You go girls. “We are the Muses, goddesses of the arts and proclaimers of heroes.” I am tempted to type out the whole song here, but surely it would... Continue Reading →

Social distancing.

3.21.20 Dear dad, So much has happened in so little time. We are all adjusting to a new reality of quarantines, stay-at-home challenges, and social distancing. Kids are not in school, public places are empty, and some businesses face at least short-term closure. I have run into more people on the trail than usual. It... Continue Reading →

Screwtape and me.

3.17.20 My Merciful Father, This just intercepted from the other side. It is no surprise the Fallen One is taking full advantage of the current state of arousal in our beloved people. Like all else, he is using the disease to distract them and incite fear. He is herding our people to their stores to... Continue Reading →

Dear TCU.

1.24.20 Dear dad, It grieves me to say this, but I guess I should have known in light of this season of unveilings; my beloved TCU is woefully whitewashed. Of course, I know white people are very much in the majority on campus, but it did not occur to me that this place I love... Continue Reading →

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