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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.


Big Shift.

In two days I went from arid New Mexico to (comparatively speaking) humid Wisconsin, where I will spend at least two months - 27 May - 8 August. Hopefully I can be employed in the kitchen or in the barn and earn a few more hundred dollars, but whatever the god wills.

It is a big shift, however. I miss seminar and discussing great ideas with people who really care and can talk about them without becoming heated or upset. I have left the world of philosophy and am setting faith first priority - reason and faith together accomplish what reason alone cannot. So I am studying the Bible far more though I am also about to start Aristotle's De Anima. I finished Chesterton's The Everlasting Man, which gave me a wonderful introduction to Chesterton's thought and style; both of which I am a fan. I want to read his Orthodoxy now.

I am working as a wrangler in HoneyRock's barn, about 40 hours a week. It is awesome but I will be very glad to return to St. John's and something new - Annapolis! But I am enjoying myself thoroughly and I love my job. I am working out five days a week, I am running again, and feel better than I have in a long, long time. My connection to the god remains strong and I am his servant, acting in his will. Therefore I am confident that he will provide for my every need as long as I take every opportunity to help myself and be his representative on earth. I will do what I promised and he will do what he promised, for it is not a one-way relationship.

Life has seldom moved this quickly. June is almost over and I get the feeling that July will move even quicker, quicker than the swift-footed Achilleus. And then my wrangler job will be over unless Boss-Lady hires me for Passage! I love this life - I am 19 and full of excitement and enthusiasm; I can hardly wait to see what comes next.