Week 4 in Bloomington

Life has settled into a routine: I go to the farmer’s market every two weeks, go buy groceries once a week every Monday, go to the libraries (public and school) every Sunday, and so on. The routine may not be the most exciting, but it’s comforting. Grad school is going well — hard to believe … Continue reading

Not that this helps, but…

I was thinking tonight that the difficulty I had in reading “Burnt Norton” was because I don’t think I have wrestled enough with the great paradoxes of spiritual experience lately. Like in how time and timelessness is related — God is outside of time, humans are in time, the Incarnation is the thing that unites … Continue reading

Protected: Sorry for all the negativity.

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an update on my life

School started last Tuesday, and since then, I haven’t had the chance to do any hardcore blogging. So far it’s been filled with meetings, trying to figure out my class schedule, and planning for graduate school and senior thesis. Yesterday: hung out with an English major friend who graduated this past spring. She has a … Continue reading

I am of the opinion that the Graduate Record Examination is not an accurate judge as to the quality of one’s thought.

Nevertheless, checklist for grad school applications: 1. GRE literature (November) 2. Senior thesis (November-December) 3. Personal Statement (First draft by September) 4. Recommendation letters (all lined up, to be finished in December) The good thing? I did get a fair amount of reading done. 1. The Rest is Noise by Alex Ross 2. Discovering Modernism: … Continue reading


At the end of the day, I do know the answer to my own question. Whether it will be convincing depends a lot on the steps I take and the work/effort involved to make my point to the people I want to convince (in this case it’s my English professors and grad schools). Depends also … Continue reading