Sunday, August 28, 2016

Dead Teeth

I had forgotten that I cared about this at all until I found myself on the outside. I've always been ignorant of scenery - what does one do with mere perception of the external? An azure sky gushing emollient clouds like a bottle of shampoo from some rural liquidation store. The trees look like aluminum, save for the metal. They rust like aluminum does. The grass looks like bright green icing on a birthday cake; if only I could taste it. The cows get to. Why did I go to the trouble of over-complicating these dumb things? They really don't matter to me. I could have just said that the sky is blue, and the clouds white, and that the trees are withering, and that the grass is green. I know God's somewhere though. Is he not the air itself? But the others. How do they render joy from all this? What do they see in it that I don't? I find a castle made of dead teeth. It's not the building I had quite imagined.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New Blog!

I am pleased to announce that I have started up a new blog as of yesterday: The Christian Philosophy Cafetorium. It's just a place where I'll be sharing, what I consider to be, interesting philosophical ideas and whatnot that I come across (mostly from Christian intellectuals/writers). I plan on sharing some more "original" content on there too, but it's more of a "here are some good resources relating to Christian philosophy" type of blog. In short, I plan on being more of a curator than a creator.

I'll continue to write on here, as I like the variety of content that I can focus on and the more personal aesthetic; plus, I'd like to keep this as my main blog for at least a couple years if not longer. That said, I also want a more centralized and "from the outside" project, and I think this will fulfill that want to some degree.

Let's see what happens.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Four Essays On Smashwords

Recently, I've been learning the ropes of uploading to Smashwords. There has been success as well as failure, but I have four essays uploaded and it looks like they're of a high enough quality as to not be removed. One such failure is that two of the essays are limited in their formats. This is because I spent time formatting one as to make for a decent e-book, but it did not, so I was apathetic and did not make further alterations. The other problem is that I used Chicago citations on one essay which is apparently unacceptable for e-books. Anyway, at least they're there as PDFs, I figure.

Here are the essays I uploaded:

1. On Eastern Orthodoxy: Exploring the Afterlife

2. The Relation Between Social Justice and Christianity 

3. Internet Use in Canada, the Let's Talk Campaign, and the Sociological Perspectives 

4. A Sociological Exploration of Antidepressants

I'm sure there will be more to come, but for the time being, I think I'm content with what's on there for awhile. I may as well post some pictures to make for a "full presentation."

Edit: I have taken two down for the time being. As the story goes, I sent these to a research journal under my actual name. Since I write under pseudonym here, I didn't want any possibility of making it seem as if I had somehow plagiarized. Perhaps I'm overthinking this whole thing, but I don't want to squander my opportunity.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


This all starts with an impression. Day carts tremble on the cobblestone. The nights are quiet and I guess that's wrong. But do I guess right? Feelings - they err. I remember that. A memory alive, though the current has died. A painting has regressed to a Rorschach; and I don't know what it means.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Two Essays Uploaded

I have uploaded two essays to my Smashwords profile. One of them was published on a past blog of mine (Sketchbook Worship) while the other has not been published before. I had a blast designing the covers for the essays, as I enjoy doing some graphic design every now and then. The essays look fine as PDFs but quite awful as EPUBs; perhaps I will fix them in the future. I referred to the Smashwords Style Guide, so I'm not sure what went wrong. At any rate, it's been interesting better acquainting myself with the dynamics of publishing on Smashwords. I'd like to suppose that I'll improve with time.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Essays on Smashwords: Coming Soon

I have a Smashwords account that I haven't done much with yet. Last summer I wanted to publish a cafetorium of writings entitled Mental Archaeology, but I withheld considering the lack of cohesion. My plan as of now is to upload a few individual philosophy religious studies and sociology essays in the next couple weeks. Stay tuned.