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Book 2 of Ministers of Grace is coming! It’ll be released in weekly serialized format starting 4/22!

A few weeks ago, I came across a link for James Altucher’s The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Reinventing Yourself. It’s a useful guide that I found rather motivating, esp. as I’ve had to reinvent myself a few times over the last eight years. I’ve come to refer to specific episodes as named chapters that hyperbolize the conflicts and events that transpired and, more importantly, have led me to the…

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Apr 8
Serially - #MoG Book 2!
Feb 21
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Spanish in the U.S.

Summary of my lecture on Introits (opening sentences) to writing students a while ago http://wp.me/p1Yzdv-1bz #amblogging #amwriting #protip

A great while ago, I had the great honor of lecturing about the introit at an undergraduate fiction seminar. As I am presently distracting myself from what I ought to be doing, this is a quick summary of what I spoke about.

For those not in the know with…

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Jan 24
Introits

A #MinistersofGrace update & a new year poem: “The Musician” #amwriting #amblogging

It’s January, and that it means it’s time to get back to work! I’m pleased to report that the redrafting of Book 2 of Ministers of Graceis well underway, and yesterday, I was such a beast that I plowed through 500 words of a chapter, churned out four…

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Jan 9
The Musician
happy new year!
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Courtney Hall
Jan 1

happy new year!

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Courtney Hall

"The word “religion” comes from the Latin for “binding together,” to connect that which has been sundered apart. It’s a very interesting concept. And in this sense of seeking the deepest interrelations among things that superficially appear to be sundered, the objectives of religion and science, I believe, are identical or very nearly so. But the question has to do with the reliability of the truths claimed by the two fields and the methods of approach. By far the best way I know to engage the religious sensibility, the sense of awe, is to look up on a clear night. I believe that it is very difficult to know who we are until we understand where and when we are. I think everyone in every culture has felt a sense of awe and wonder looking at the sky. This is reflected throughout the world in both science and religion. Thomas Carlyle said that wonder is the basis of worship. And Albert Einstein said, “I maintain that the cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest motive for scientific research.” So if both Carlyle and Einstein could agree on something, it has a modest possibility of even being right."

- Varieties of Scientific ExperienceCarl Sagan, who died on this day in 1996, on science and religion – absolutely sublime read.  (via explore-blog)

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Dec 20

A #shortstory I wrote a while ago: “Philanthropist.” #amwriting #amblogging Happy New Year, everybody!

I might not get around to it later, so before I get carried off by the whirlwind that’s the end of December, may all the yous out there have a happy and healthy holiday, whatever you celebrate. And Happy 2014!

On to business: anyone who’s had an extended…

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Dec 19
Philanthropist.
nevver:

How good to stop…
Sep 1

nevver:

How good to stop

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New forms of misantrophy
Sep 1

showslow:

New forms of misantrophy