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The Pitfalls of Consumerism

The biggest cause of death among young men in the UK under the age of 45 is suicide.  According to research conducted by The Campaign Against Living Miserably , there were 4,623 male suicides in the UK in 2014 alone. 452 more words


We Are Robert Lewis Dear: How This Terrorist Exposes Who We Are

Violence may select its targets surgically, but it is always indiscriminate in the casualties it inflicts. In the case of the Planned Parenthood shootings in Colorado yesterday, it took the life of Colorado Springs police officer Garrett Swasey, who ironically, was a pro-life, part-time pastor. 1,188 more words

Spiritual Formation

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffry Eugenides

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

Release Date: November 1st 2005

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Length: 249 pages

My rating: ★★★★


The shocking thing about the girls was how nearly normal they seemed when their mother let them out for the one and only date of their lives. 550 more words

Personal Project

What a Piece of Work is a Man

Shakespeare was clearly fascinated by madness, many of his characters exhibiting many different symptoms of dementia provecto as Lear, Jaques, Timon, Macbeth, Leontes and even the feigned madness of Hamlet demonstrate. 459 more words

Social Issues


A concept that was recently explained to me is the difference between guilt and shame, two words I have used interchangeably historically. Thinking they are one and the same caused me to become trapped in a cycle characterized by self-condemnation. 293 more words



I have penned close to 150 articles in this blog but can’t remember one which was dedicated to this guy who sits behind his laptop quite regularly, to share stories about other people but never his. 1,019 more words

Social Issues

Another Dance 'Round Senseless Killings

Twitter, that haven for every idiot with an opinion, has been on fire with the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting.

The pro-lifer nutjobs were tweeting how the unknown shooter was a hero for having stopped abortions, while the pro-choice nutjobs were trashing religion. 177 more words