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Life, Love, and Leaving in Livingston, Texas (#poem #NaPoWriMo)

In a previous century my grandfather died Only weeks after my great uncle. A few weeks later, my grandmother Made a quick trip to the grocery store And returned to find her house in flames. Having lost her brother, husband, … Continue reading

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Accepting an Infinite Regression of Causes (#poem #NaPoWriMo)

If only life had come into being On different terms, according to a different template. If pain weren’t the primary motivating factor For keeping life propelling itself forward, If the best of all possible worlds weren’t A universe where all … Continue reading

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God is in the Details (#NaPoWriMo #poem)

Some see God where Others see only Pain and suffering. I read in the news About a lady whose home Was destroyed by a tornado, Except for a closet She happened to be hiding in. She called it her prayer … Continue reading

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Grief and the problem of meaning making

I’ve been reading Kurt Vonnegut again. It is a bad habit I started as a teenager. When I began reading Vonnegut, I was a classic example of a depressed teenager, or at least that was how I saw myself. Looking … Continue reading

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How happy should you be?

I’ve never considered myself a strict Utilitarian in the narrowest sense of the term, but I always believed that suffering is generally a bad thing and that relieving suffering when possible is morally laudable. I still believe this for the … Continue reading

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What does it mean to believe in God?

When I ask what it means to believe in God, I am really being superfluous, because it is impossible to say what it means to believe in God without first answering what it means to believe. Stating it means to … Continue reading

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