The Outsider God

God Is Unreasonable or The Outsider God.  “… the world You (God) had made, made You an outcast.” -Dylan I have this growing sense that if I find that the actions and even the words of Jesus to be rational, I have diminished or destroyed the power of the story in my mind and experience. This…

Confessions of An Aspiring Runner

When I run, I am only there. I recently finished a memoir by one of my favorite writers, Haruki Murakami, and it made me feel one particular emotion: conviction [1]. Here is a guy who was just a jazz club owner in his twenties and on one particular night, after attending a baseball game, felt like…

Surveillance Enthusiasts: Pleasure, Power & Fear

“The measure of how free a society is, is not how it treats its good, obedient, compliant citizens. But how it treats its dissidents, and those who resist orthodoxy.”-Glenn Greenwald It is no secret anymore that we are all members of a surveillance society, with the words of Orwell’s 1984 beginning to lift right off the…