Rushing waters, marking time, visible to all, yet mystery sublime. What are the eons to Him Who Is? What is a second for Him Who sees? On and on time runs its course, shattering all with mighty force. Great kingdoms are reduced to dust, Towers of pride evaporate with the gust. Time flattens mountains, dries… Continue reading Linear Time in an Eternal Mind
When mighty Beowulf took hold of Grendel with his bare hands, the demon proclaimed, "Nowhere on middle-earth, I realize, have I encountered a grip like his." This passing reference being to the imagination of the middle ages as our world being in a middle-state between hell and heaven; between the time its savior was born,… Continue reading Where Middle-Earth Began
One rainy, autumn day, I came home and felt a greeting. There was no one in my apartment. It was all silent and still, except for the falling rain and rustling of the pines. And yet, I felt a greeting by that same silence. An invitation akin to a dialogue you'd have with someone else.… Continue reading Passionless Passion & Wild Tranquility
When I first heard The Hillbilly Thomists, I recalled the words of GK Chesterton echoing in his smoky Beaconsville office, towering above me with his enormous gut of jolly while declaring, “it is the paradox of history that each generation is converted by the saint who contradicts it most” (6). Indeed, it was St. Francis’… Continue reading Bluegrass with a Heavenly Twist
The short answer is no. You don’t have to say, “I’m sorry to bother you” to your iPhone before unlocking it, just like you wouldn’t have to excuse yourself to a dog before you go to the restroom, and even less if it were a sad cactus in your home office. The long answer however,… Continue reading Should we be polite with our AI machines?
I usually let the monster that is the internet alone and distant. It’s a dangerous place to speak your mind because you never know if someone (or something) will bite back. However, after reading through Y Combinator founder Sam Altman’s blog post on the emerging singularity, I couldn’t help but notice the unusually dark statements… Continue reading The Divergence: a response to Sam Altman’s The Merge