Perceiving Some, But Not All

I don’t often consider what the ordinary world looks like to those with colorblindness. I take for granted the brilliant array of colors that pass through my retinas on a daily basis. The blue, pink, orange sticky notes on my desk. The green and yellow leaves hanging from the trees out the window. My seeing

Life, Meaning, and Melancholy

While camping with my daughter this week, we spent some of our time at a simple lakeside beach at one of Michigan’s recreation areas. The sandy swimming area was at the bottom of a beautiful green hillside. The hillside was dotted with large leafy trees that provided shady picnic areas to relax in. The lake

Myth, Parable, and Subversive Community

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried. – G.K. Chesterton The Original Christian Art Form Rather than an institutionalized religious system that was established immediately in the wake of Jesus’ presence in the world, the term Christian was the name given to describe a fringe

Writing as Creating Information

I’ve been slowly reading through Mihály Csíkszentmihály’s book Flow in between other readings for the last few months. There are so many little niche things that I could expound up on, but for this post I wanted to share something specifically about the act of writing. In the chapter titled “The Flow of Thought” he writes: “If the