Reason for Being

Because my existential hubris is so enormous, I am going to tell you why I think we are here: we are here to identify with the suffering. Buddha will tell you that “life is suffering,” or “there is suffering” (they sound different to me, but both imply a very human denial of the existence ofContinue reading “Reason for Being”

Vilifying the Other Side Will Not Solve Our Problems: A Post About Peace

Most of us have been through a hell of a lot. We are pretty clear who did it and what was done to us. We know what we do and don’t like. We know who we’re mad at and why. And we can all agree we hate Nazis, for instance. It is my opinion thatContinue reading “Vilifying the Other Side Will Not Solve Our Problems: A Post About Peace”

Heaven and Earth in Jest: Hope Springs in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

The first time I read Annie Dillard, it was aloud with my college roommate. She had read Dillard before. She asked if we could read it together. My college roommate was awkward like me, and had odd requests at times for oddly intimate experiences like reading together. This was something few other people asked fromContinue reading “Heaven and Earth in Jest: Hope Springs in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek”