Category politics

Love Your Neighbor?

“The purpose of Newspeak was […] to make all other modes of thought impossible”George Orwell, 1984 The rise of hashtag cliches has led us to self-inflicted Newspeak, wherein we latch on to simple phrases without putting in the effort to parse out their meaning. We tend to launch these phrases as a sort of “gotcha” […]

Leaky Pipe: A Poem on Tyranny

It began as a drip drip drip A nuisance but subtle enough to ignore I set down a few towels and forgot Days later I stepped and sank a wide circle of soft floor it grew unnoticed Still, tearing out the source would cost me more so I shut the door Until it burst. “at […]

There’s Something to Living Dangerously

Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?Tell me, what is it you plan to dowith your one wild and precious life? Mary Oliver We are living in uncertain times. As I posited in my last post, I believe we have always been living in uncertain times, but the mask of our false hopes has […]

A Golden Globe and the Bloodshed of Autonomy

Michelle Williams’ recent Golden Globes acceptance speech has gained a great deal of attention (likely her aim). Pro-abortion advocates are lauding her, Pro-life advocates are criticizing her. Rightly so, as she argued that it was her abortion that led to her success. Her speech caught my attention not only because she claimed that the life […]

The Art of Disagreement

Early in our marriage, we had the privilege of living in Oxford, England for a few months while my husband wrapped up his philosophy degree. While there, we found a church quickly and were welcomed warmly; often invited to after-church lunches. On one such occasion, we sat in a student’s tiny apartment finishing up a […]