What Abandonment Taught Me

Instead of teaching me to trust and believe in the commitment of others, my dad taught me to fear that the people I love don’t really love me in return. Ever since, I’ve found it very difficult to get close to people, even though I desire close friends more than almost anything. I’m torn between the impulse to make lifelong friends and the impulse to push everyone away. [Read more…]

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How My Faith Became Mostly Dead

I’ve mostly lost hope—hope that some power or person of goodness is ultimately guiding the world or me to some kind of salvation. [Read more…]

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Contrary to Market Ideology, People Often Don’t Follow Economic Incentives

People act against the good of others even when it hurts their business. That’s human nature. Faith in the “free market” is both misplaced and injurious. [Read more…]

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Ranking Hayao Miyazaki Characters

The pop culture website io9 has a post ranking the greatest characters from Hayao Miyazaki movies. I have one addition and one complaint. [Read more…]

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Bishop Blase Cupich on Economics and Politics

Spokane’s Bishop Blase Cupich, soon to be the new Archbishop of Chicago, spoke earlier this year about the Catholic Church’s political and economic theology, highlighting its incompatibility with economic liberalism. [Read more…]

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Will Pro-Choice Groups Stop Calling Abortion “a Difficult Decision”?

In the Washington Post, Janet Harris argues that pro-choice groups should stop calling abortion “a difficult decision.” This would make the movement weaker, not stronger. [Read more…]

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