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Jesus Would (Maybe) Wear a Mask

At the midpoint of summer and with a predominant strain of COVID that seems less deadly for the vaccinated, it can feel as though the pandemic is far from us. So, with more people outdoors and greater comfort overall with the increasing sense that the…
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July 26, 2022
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Children’s Day

Father's Day has passed. My social media, as sparingly as I use it, is filled with tributes from people about the fathers in their lives. My own children made me cards and coupons for naps and video games and "no whining" days. I used the…
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June 22, 2022
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Dear Mobley

(To the reader: Mobley is not a fictional person. I wish he were. But this is the world we live in, and these are the words I want to say. Feel free to share this with the Mobleys you know.) Dear Mobley, I've been meaning…
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February 7, 2022
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A Loss Observed

I've gained so much from going to graduate school that I feel guilty saying this, but I've lost something precious along the way. My first therapist told me she thought my struggles felt like my being "refined." This was just post-90s, and contemporary Christian ballads…
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December 13, 2021
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Feat of Clay

Aaron Rodgers first came to my consciousness when I was not a fan of American Football. As a university student, I was only vaguely aware of the exploits of his predecessor in Brett Favre, and admired from afar the sort of freewheeling persona Favre exuded.…
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November 19, 2021
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The Line Between Good and Evil

It seemed a Wednesday morning like any other.  I was living in Wan Chai, in my comparatively large apartment, and woke-- as I always did-- to the dawn’s light reflecting off of the building across from mine. My memories of those early rosy hues making…
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September 11, 2021
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An Apology

White supremacist. It's a term I used in my previous post that I should not have used without much more nuancing. But, use it I did. In my pain and anger, I labeled Regent College as a white supremacist institution, and have used the term…
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June 23, 2023
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An Invisible Token

(Author's Note June 23, 2023: I have since reconsidered some of the words I have used here, and would direct you towards my apology and explanation, which can be found here: https://eastgateproject.ca/an-apology/) ********** At one time, I swore I wouldn't work for a white supremacist…
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May 24, 2023
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The Disaffection of Middle Age

S’io credesse che mia risposta fosseA persona che mai tornasse al mondo,Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.Ma percioche giammai di questo fondoNon torno vivo alcun, s’i’odo il vero,Senza tema d’infamia ti rispondo. Dante Aligheri, The Inferno “If I but thought that my response were madeto…
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November 25, 2022
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Jesus Would (Maybe) Wear a Mask

At the midpoint of summer and with a predominant strain of COVID that seems less deadly for the vaccinated, it can feel as though the pandemic is far from us. So, with more people outdoors and greater comfort overall with the increasing sense that the…
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July 26, 2022