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Gene Luen Yang--American Born Chinese (2006)

SOUNDTRACK: TEGAN AND SARA-Tiny Desk Concert #580 (November 21, 2016).

This particular Tiny Desk Concert is very painful to watch.  Not because of the music, but because it was recorded the day before the 2016 election, when the world was good and positive and happy.  1,619 more words

Short Story

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang has also the World Heritage title, and I think it is worth it. The small peninsula between Mekong and Nam river is a beautiful collection of temples and colonial style housing. 221 more words

Allgemein

Final Project Pictures - Part 3: Cruel and Tender - presentation and evaluation

The final post in for this term’s project is entitled Cruel and Tender and was to be a location shoot. The project brief was:

You should research other photographers’ work and plan own shooting. 725 more words

Level 3

Monks - Pretty Suzanne

What we have here is the closest thing to a Monks ballad, with a wonderful track that didn’t make it onto 1965’s ‘Black Monk Time’. Deep bow.

Garage Punk

Mystical Prayer and Biblical Christianity 3: Pantheism?

My third point from yesterday’s post was that, contrary to how it seems to be presented by Keller in his analysis of the work of Davis in Chapter 4 of… 722 more words

Christianity

The Question...


There was once a monk who was famous for speaking only in questions. Anytime someone would come to him needing advice, he would pray deeply then give them a question to meditate on. 251 more words

Christianity

Mystical Prayer and Biblical Christianity 2: Silence in context

Continuing from yesterday’s post about Timothy Keller’s negative views of mysticism in Prayer, I would like to discuss the lived reality of the mystical, contemplative tradition within Christianity. 780 more words

Christianity