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Remembering the Santa Barbara shooting

Two months ago, a young man went on a killing spree in Isla Vista, California, near the campus of University of California, Santa Barbara. He killed six people and injured 13 others before committing suicide. 362 more words

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Writing Fiction: "Pantsing" my way through

Not knowing what’s going to happen when I sit down to write is a lot more fun than outlining a plot beforehand. For me, already knowing the whole story turns the writing of it into “work.” The downside, though, is that not planning sometimes results in a chaotic mess, like… 631 more words

8 More Arrested In Isla Vista 'Deltopia' Brawl

SANTA BARBARA (AP) — Eight more people have been arrested in a spring semester college party-turned-brawl in Isla Vista that injured 33 people, including seven law enforcement officers. 270 more words


COMMENTARIAL SYMPTOMS, Or Why I’m no Longer a 'Leftist'

I can’t remember when exactly I first began to question my ‘Leftist’, or ‘Progressive,’ philosophical commitments. The reasons were entirely epistemic; but I’ll be talking more about that in what follows. 2,097 more words

Meditating on God's Word, a guest post by Jason Lomelino

I’ve been looking forward to to this weeks post in A Contemplative Approach To Christianity.

This series is dedicated to introducing the quieter side of Christian practice, featuring a new writer every week. 1,805 more words

Spiritual Formation

Preview of my book - NORMAL: stories from my life (with teasers from PART I, Isla Vista 1970)

My release date is about a month out. The book is being formatted now. Outskirts is the publisher and I will be sure and let everyone know when and how to get a copy. 1,434 more words

The Word for the Day is: Hoplophobia

Many of you may be wondering why nearly all my blogs have been travel photography related for the past several months at the expense of other areas of personal interest such as aviation safety (and Malaysia Air 370 in particular) and handguns (and the most recent high-profile mass shootings). 854 more words

R. Doug Wicker