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About hans castorp

All things considered, it was a mistake to come down from the mountain.

We report, you decide

  [W]e cannot go back; we must always go forward, always forward and whoever goes back is mistaken. We go forward on this way.                             —Pope Francis at the parish of Ognissanti, Rome   We all want progress. But progress … Continue reading

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Who, Where, What, Why, and How

Here’s the quick-start guide to who I am and what I’m doing here. Who: I’m a convert/revert: raised in the American civil religion; an unpleasant atheist in high school; starting to take religion seriously in college; baptized in the Episcopal … Continue reading

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Where will the word be found, where will the word resound?

Not here—at least not yet. Which might very well be a good thing.

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