Language Frustrates Me

I wrote this piece about thirty years ago when I was as an undergraduate. I used it as a writing sample when applying for jobs. *** Language frustrates me. Because of it, I think [...]

2015-09-27T12:09:33+00:00September 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Holy Friday

For those who do not believe in the value of religious mythology, I do. Whether or not the stories actually happened, whether or not they are literally true, they offer messages which are [...]

2015-04-03T09:48:55+00:00April 3rd, 2015|17 Comments

Meaning of Life

[youtube] This is my response to Blahpolar Diaries' post Watch “Stephen Fry on God | The Meaning Of Life | RTÉ One” on YouTube. I love Stephen Fry, and I love his [...]

2015-02-01T12:16:01+00:00February 1st, 2015|13 Comments

Mystic Psychosis

Binary numbers*, Lorenz attractor plot**, "Universal Man" by 13th century mystic Hildegard of Bingen*** Binary Numbers [A] binary number is a number expressed in the binary numeral system, or base-2 numeral system, [...]

2014-11-21T12:17:45+00:00November 21st, 2014|18 Comments


My grandfather died when I was twenty-one. Upon returning home from his memorial mass where I gave his eulogy, I experienced an altered state of consciousness when crossing the Bay Bridge. My skin [...]

2014-11-20T14:58:52+00:00November 20th, 2014|50 Comments