So here’s one you haven’t heard before…

It’s a cool Friday evening, and I’m sitting on a bench, reading a book by Cardinal Dolan. I’ve been fasting—though I am drinking coffee, because I’m a Portland seminarian, and it’s generally accepted that if you pierced one of our sides, blood and coffee would flow out. The bell tolls for night prayer, so I gather myselfContinue reading “So here’s one you haven’t heard before…”

“Do not abandon yourselves to despair!”

I was recently reminded of the value of thinking publicly. It’s not a new idea, but it’s one I haven’t ever practiced regularly, and not at all recently. I found myself nodding along vigorously with Clive Thompson when he says he feels like he’s losing his ability to think: “I’ve increasingly begun to feel intellectually claustrophic. It’s hard to describe,Continue reading ““Do not abandon yourselves to despair!””