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The Solomon Farm [Poem]

The scent of deet and fish bait (chicken liver and crickets)accompanied our outings, along with the dull aroma ofGeorgia pond water, which only ripples in the wind.I learned about tadpoles there, catching them in opaqueplastic cups and watching them swivel around endlessly.I didn’t believe in evolution, not even in the life ofa tadpole, never able… Continue reading The Solomon Farm [Poem]

Conviction’s Anvil (A Poem)

Conviction's AnvilWho trusts themselves in this cold, dark water,Beneath the lightless house of the critic,The panopticon of dry suspicionNow so near to this frank heart of belief—A heart turned to hate its very beat. Such stale waters, briny and corrosive,Rust away our naivest convictions,Those farce freedoms we long to liberateAs some bottled fly, buzzing in… Continue reading Conviction’s Anvil (A Poem)

Paul Tillich’s Love, Power, and Justice (A Review & Analysis)

Since (strangely enough) my previous review and analysis of Paul Tillich’s Theology of Culture garnered a considerable amount of views, I have decided to share my (briefer) review and analysis of Tillich’s work, Love, Power, and Justice. This work is particularly helpful for those not very familiar with Tillich because it gives readers a taste of the whole… Continue reading Paul Tillich’s Love, Power, and Justice (A Review & Analysis)

Hegel’s The Spirit of Christianity and its Fate (1798): A Summary & Guide

As many are aware, the German philosopher George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) is one of the most notoriously difficult philosophers to read or begin to understand in the history of Western thought. Yet even despite this nuisance, many still attempt to decipher his thought because of its encyclopedic scope and rousing luminosity. As someone who… Continue reading Hegel’s The Spirit of Christianity and its Fate (1798): A Summary & Guide

The Change of Nothing (Macrina Magazine)

I'm (really!) excited to share the final version of a short story of mine that has been published by Macrina Magazine. It's titled "The Change of Nothing" and narrates an individual's experience of the transcendent in a brief, passing moment. It's a short read (less than a 1,000 words), and I'd love to hear any… Continue reading The Change of Nothing (Macrina Magazine)

Knowledge and Me

Knowledge And MeI don’t care about theology. I care, about its possibility. I don’t care about philosophy.I care, about its authenticity.I don’t care about history.I care, about what it means for me.I don’t care about science.I care, about its reliability.I don’t care about knowledge.I care, about being free.  Photo Credit: Patrick Tomasso 

Spring Eternal (A Sonnet)

Spring Eternal (A Sonnet)In plain of green there swayed by a wind’s gasp,A kite in tree set chords stirring of Spring,It floated mildly caught in cedar’s clasp,Hope not cradled by a child’s fingered string.Which eternal song by breath of wind’s voice,Did key bright note on rays of sunlight,Then ring golden chord as blonde bees rejoice,In… Continue reading Spring Eternal (A Sonnet)

Sea/Sky (A Poem)

Sea/Sky (4.26.2020)When lying in crib of grassClouds traveling orbital routes aboveThose wisps swirl, round and downThough so unhurried, no sound is heard. Winds churn to fizzy foamThose vapid ivory beings Dissolving from cobalt sky  Hoisting their sails in sea’s silent gale. There in ambrosial seaIts sky shimmering as sapphireSalt permeates its membersFloating beneath all sky’s downward fall. And as its… Continue reading Sea/Sky (A Poem)

Death/Dust (A Poem)

Death/Dust (4.10.2020)Waking early in morrow, flattened ‘neath sordid sheetsEyes crusted and heavy, waking under their irisesMisting down, I glimpsed a foggy brightSeeing it eclipse, blind after blindShuttering rays, fastening washboard of lightA dooming haze—covering this sight.Its warmth yoked of day anewAs heavy skin weighed this aged figureAnd hoarse voice ‘eeked its chordsNor did moist breath,… Continue reading Death/Dust (A Poem)