Reinvent yourself. Change your name to Wendelmoet Jones and adopt the mannerisms of Cecil Vyse. Record ensuing experiences in your journal, and see #7. Don’t just bring a car to campus. Bring a hearse. It will come in handy for transporting dirty laundry, crates of books, and the bones of bumbling bureaucrats. Decorate your…… Continue reading Surviving Freshman Year: Prescriptions for the Perplexed Proselyte
A Limerick For the Beginning of August I am a proponent of vice whose house was invaded by mice and nibbling moths, who dined on my cloths, and resisted attempts to excise. There you have it – combine that with a tragic encounter with a topiary (more on that later) and you have the latest…… Continue reading On Truth-Seeking (Part II)
Fools, rascals, curmudgeons, lend me your ears – I’m sure you are all weeping with inexpressible joy to discover that I have not, in fact, perished in a tragic incident involving an egg whisk. Instead, I have spent the past couple of months a) thanking my lucky stars that I did not choose to depend…… Continue reading On Truth-Seeking
When I discovered Hater, it was love at first sight. According to Tech Insider, Brendan Alper developed the dating app based on the idea that people form stronger attachments based on mutual dislikes than on common interests. This concept is explored in Jennifer Bosson’s 2006 study, “Interpersonal chemistry through negativity: Bonding by sharing negative attitudes…… Continue reading The Joy of Hate
“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina It's Spring break and I'm off to other adventures - look for another blog post in a couple of weeks!
The minutiae of my preparations for breakfast are like a spell on which my mood, and consequently the course of the day, depends entirely. I confess it seems ridiculous to become distraught at the prospect of using a different spoon than usual; I propose, however, that it is not absurd. A priest, I expect, would…… Continue reading On Lunacy and Liturgy