The church is always higher than everything else in the town. That’s not arbitrary. … It’s the highest thing so that you can see it from wherever you are. There’s one thing so that we can look in that direction, everybody in the town is reminded of what brings them together.
Here’s another transcript. Got most of it pieced together minus a few little bits. Great lecture by Jonathan Pageau. Continue reading “Transcript of “Christian Life and Symbolic Living” by Jonathan Pageau”
Here’s another transcript. Started cleaning it up a little bit about half way through. Great conversation between Joe Rogan and Russell Brand. Continue reading “Transcript of “Joe Rogan Experience #1283 – Russell Brand””
Today I broke out a harp music book in front of my kid for the first time since I started reading books to him. It’s been a while since I played from a music book, I’m not gonna lie. Since he’s been born, I’ve been busy with reading guitar and ukulele chords/tabs because they’re way easier, and also a lot of fun. (By the way, for those that aren’t in the “harp club”, harp music looks almost the same as piano music. There’s a treble clef and a bass clef with “golf club” notes on a 5-lined staff.) I’ve never been particularly gifted at reading music, because I generally prefer learning tunes by ear. Continue reading “Teaching Toddlers Music”
My dad has all these pithy little sayings that he repeats on occasion. You need to keep in mind that this is a guy with a unique and educated sense of humor–everything he said would be delivered with a twinkle in his eye. Perhaps that is his Irish ancestry shining through? Every once in a while, I’ll find myself repeating them to other people or I’ll be telling people about something my dad once told me. I wanted to save them all in once place–enjoy. Continue reading “Things My Dad Says”
Coping with the realization that there is no afterlife.
Perhaps my greatest regret in losing my belief in god, is also having to let go of the concept of an afterlife in paradise. It’s a nice idea to be rewarded with a perfect vacation for your soul after you’ve worked hard at life. Yeah… it’d be nice to have one forever party in the sky… sigh. Continue reading “Considering Mortality”
A friend sent me a video link to a talk by Tracie Harris posted on YouTube. I wrote down a few of the things she said that I resonated with. Continue reading ““Religion only serves the family when the family serves religion.””