Aug 9, 2012 7:35am

I’m anticipating being scarce for about a week or so. I know, I know, this tends to backfire.  Regardless, I’ve been working on the songs for the album I am going to Kickstart this October and try to record in 2013. Here is a very rough sketch of the of form for the title track, “Late to Love.” Enjoy!SR … [Read more...]

Aug 9, 2012 12:04am

Dinovolcano fruit cake. (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]

Aug 8, 2012 3:23pm

Happy Birthday, Tomas! (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]

Update: Primer, Syllabi, and Deleted Cigarettes

It’s been a busy few days of writing and course prepping. I finished the first draft of A Primer for Philosophy and Education and would be happy to share a digital copy with those interested in it. (Just send me an e-mail.) Course syllabi are just about finished for my upcoming classes at the University of North Dakota: “Foundations of Educational Thought” and “Historical Foundations of Education.” Finally, I deleted my essay “In Praise of Cigarettes” … [Read more...]

Aug 7, 2012 2:42pm

New business cards. (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]

Aug 4, 2012 7:08pm

…uno de los deberes del poeta, una de las ambiciones del poeta, es restituir la palabra a la magia primordial, hacer que la palabra sea un mito. Jorge Luis Borges, “Mi Prosa.”My translation: “…one of the duties of the poet, one of the ambitions of the poet, is to return the word to the primordial magic, to make that the word be a myth.” … [Read more...]

Aug 3, 2012 3:47pm

Bugler smoke, Parker pen, moleskine. (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]

Aug 2, 2012 9:58pm

The four electric amigos. (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]

Mysterium: building Catholic culture through the arts

During the Fall of 2004, I played a small coffeshop gig at Franciscan University: my opening act was the newly-arrived freshman singer-songwriter, Kevin Heider. He was good. Real good. Fresh, witty, but not annoying. Not the usual guy-with-a-guitar-and-a-song fare. Now, with some friends, he’s up to some great work with Mysterium, a collective of Catholic artists. I just supported their Kickstarter project for their new live studio album — The Glory Collective, Shine — and you … [Read more...]

July 31, 2012 7:53am

From the bottom of my heart it is all the same to me what the professional philosophers of today think of me; for it is not for them that I am writing. Ludwig Wittgenstein, taken from The Duty of Genius (by Ray Monk). It is one of two epigraphs to A Primer for Philosophy and Education, a book I am piloting this fall at the University of North Dakota. … [Read more...]