I preached my first ever sermon at my home parish of St. John of the Ladder Orthodox Church today on the lectionary readings associated with the Sunday of the Man Born Blind. You will find the sermon below as well as links to the readings and a link to a YouTube recording with poor audio … Continue reading Sermon – Blindness and Light
Note: originally this was intended a social media post on Facebook, but it was blocked upon posting saying that it violated Human Exploitation Standards (the same category used for sex traffickers). So on the one hand, you may be use caution, lest reading of my ordeal might sell you into digital human exploitation, but on … Continue reading The Ordeal of Having my Instagram Account Hacked
It seems like many people who are interested in knowledge management tend to fall on a spectrum between two divergent workflow points-of-view. Either they adapt to the tools or they adapt the tools to their needs.
A meditation on falling on one's face: "The important part of the prostration isn't bowing down but standing back up. Redemption and repentance is always possible."
A week ago I found out that my father died during the night. I had a complicated childhood, and he had been estranged from me for several years. A few years ago, he was hit with rapid-onset dementia and after a heroic attempt at caring for him by my mother and brother, he needed to … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to My Dad
Wherein I consider how much of an online presence is needful along with feeling similar to old Bilbo—like butter scraped over too much toast!
The strangest Pascha I'll probably ever see and why hopefully it will make me a better person.
This book is the best book in the English language on the Zettelkasten information storage technique, mostly because it is the only in the English language on Zettelkasten, which is the German word for "slip-box"—as in a box where index cards are stored. 20th-century social scientist Niklas Luhmann who used this technique to write 70 … Continue reading What is Zettelkasten? A Book Review of ‘How to Take Smart Notes’ by Sönke Ahrens
This is a short piece I wrote for a UoL creative writing assignment to give a stream-of-consciousness character introduction in the style of Mrs. Dalloway. This is a piece where a the main character is about to go through a very tragic event in 21st century history, but I don't think my British peers picked … Continue reading That Fateful Morning (Flash Fiction)
Wherein I give my opinion on what someone should put in their pipe and smoke it.