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A lover of the liberal arts, especially antiquity in its diverse forms, I am nonetheless wholly devoted to, utterly transformed by divine revelation. I seek to know the thought of the past, articulate my deepest longings aroused by the wise, and understand the uneasy relationship between reason and revelation; all for the sake of proper action and contemplation, both now and in the future.


Piano Work

Maybe this should go in my music blog. But it is work and real-life related, so, being the Supreme Owner of this blog, decide otherwise.

I got a call from Mr. Alan St.George who lives in Savanna, 30 miles north west of here. He owns a castle overlooking the Mississippi river and is having some sort of semi-formal party day after tomorrow and needs a pianist.I got a job! I will be playing background music (Mozart would die of apoplectic rage) for a dinner/luncheon event at this dazzingly ornate castle. It will be so much fun.

In other news, Jack ran off. Again. I wish he would come back. I hope no one took him or he got hit by a car. I miss that big black dog and I want his return posthaste.

I am getting closer to finishing school, and summer vacation looms.

Next time I document HoneyRock and more work,


Christian Philosophy

One of the greatest problems in modern Christianity today is the lack of intellectualism. We know nothing of Church history, or the nature of the Sacraments, or even the validity of Holy Canon itself. We push ahead without looking behind and call ourselves "progressive" and then mock the past and call it "stagnant"or worse.

Understanding the past it key to living in the present and forming the future. Nowhere is this more clearly demonstrated than in Christian thought and tradition.

When one has read the great Christian Classics, including St. Augustine, St. Jerome, Justin Martyr, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Eusebius, Bede, he is much more able to defend his faith against the heresies that arise against the Church today - neo-Gnosticism, neo-Arianism, etc. Even the Protestant Classics are beneficial - Spurgeon, Martin Luther, John Calvin, and most importantly, C.S. Lewis. His work is among the greatest of modern Christian thought and free from denominational scathing. He clarifies important doctrines and confronts thorny theological issues like few other writers have done and he does it in the Old Style, reminiscent of St. Augustine and the rest. Naturally, he might be horrified if he could see this post and see my respect for his work, but he, like it or not, has become a Christian giant.

This post has little point that I can see (I am putting it together as I go along), but I suppose my goal is impressing the immense importance of highly intellectualized study, both of the written Word and of the Classics. We must look back in order to look forward. So go get those dusty Bibles (Catholic Bibles, mind you) off the shelves and read them thoroughly. When you have done that, read the books by Bishop Eusebius, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, and C.S. Lewis. Spend a few years, read them all. When you are done, well-equipped you are to defend the Holy Mother Church!


Immortal Beloved

My angel, my all, my very self - Only a few words today and at that with pencil (with yours) - Not till tomorrow will my lodgings be definitely determined upon - what a useless waste of time - Why this deep sorrow when necessity speaks - can our love endure except through sacrifices, through not demanding everything from one another; can you change the fact that you are not wholly mine, I not wholly thine - Oh God, look out into the beauties of nature and comfort your heart with that which must be - Love demands everything and that very justly - thus it is to me with you, and to your with me. But you forget so easily that I must live for me and for you;
if we were wholly united you would feel the pain of it as little as I - My journey was a fearful one; I did not reach here until 4 o'clock yesterday morning. Yet I got some pleasure out of it, as I always do when I successfully overcome difficulties - Now a quick change to things internal from things external. We shall surely see each other soon; moreover, today I cannot share with you the thoughts I have had during these last few days touching my own life - If our hearts were always close together, I would have none of these. My heart is full of so many things to say to you - ah - there are moments when I feel that speech amounts to nothing at all - Cheer up - remain my true, my only treasure, my all as I am yours. The gods must send us the rest, what for us must and shall be -

Ever yours,
Ever mine,
Ever ours.


Over And Done: Onwards To Employment

My recital is over and done, as I noted on my music blog. Now I am ardently working towards the end of my year and the employment.

I have applied at about ten different institutions but there are few employment opportunities for me. Arthur's looked promising and so did McDonalds but I would rather not work at either. My dream part time job is working at a movie theater, but that does not seem like the job in line for me this year.

It sucks, really. I need to come up with about fifteen hundred dollars in a matter of weeks. I should have been working for ages, not just trying to find a job like a maze rat just this past week. Shucks and other comments.

So I am finding a job as best I may. More later when I have graduated and am employed!!