Thoughts from the Couch

A smattering of reflections, what I'm reading, what I'm learning, and other tidbits that pique my fancy.
Created 26 Feb 2021
  • On Tenderness and St. Mark Ji Tianxiang
    29 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Greetings, loved ones. We all agree it’s kinda odd that I still do little intro paragraphs, right? There’s no purpose here—I’m still alive, and you’re still reading. Anyway, To Love is To Be Beaten Do...
  • On Friendship
    14 Mar 2021 • 4 min read
    Good evening, gamers! And welcome back to the Thoughts From The Couch newsletter. I’ve written about 10 emails in the time since you’ve last heard from me, but scrapped each one of them 2/3s of the wa...
  • Introducing: Terminally Chill
    24 Sep 2020 • 2 min read
    Happy Thursday! I come bearing exciting news, the fruit of some collective labor (hell yeah workers' rights) for about a month now. So without further ado, allow me to present the latest in Content......
  • On True Leisure
    19 Sep 2020 • 3 min read
    Howdy! And happy Saturday. I don't have any exciting intro banter, so let's not discuss this and just move on to the content, shall we? Watch Out: This Man Has Thoughts On Leisure But Hasn't Read A Li...
  • On the Origin of the Kissing Booth
    08 Jul 2020 • 4 min read
    Hi all! Long time no write. A mixed bag of excuses from me: I got lazy, I wasn't happy with the quality of content I was putting out, I wasn't sure that I was supposed to be "creating content" at all....
  • My Content, Oppression and Freire, and What I'm Reading
    03 Jun 2020 • 7 min read
    Happy Wednesday. I'm going to get back to more of the usual content. While it is important to speak on divisive issues, I also think there is virtue is not letting yourself be completely overcome by a...
  • On the Events of the Day
    31 May 2020 • 29 min read
    Happy Pentecost. (I don't know what to say about everything going on. In lieu of having a take, I will to continue to pray, since we cannot do much. I would also encourage you to donate to bail funds,...
  • Things I Now Know, Saints Playing Poker, and What's Cookin'
    27 May 2020 • 6 min read
    Welcome to the last Wednesday of May. Truly, if March was a decade, the past two months have been mere seconds. Starting to understand Psalm 90:4 a bit more. Some Things I've Learned I had family in t...
  • Conflict and the Desert Fathers, Polka Power Rankings, and a Prayer Check In
    24 May 2020 • 8 min read
    Happy Feast of the Ascension! This is the one that gets moved around for no good reason I think? Anyway, happy feast, hope you're doing something to celebrate in lieu of, you know, socializing. Get It...
  • The Politics of Smashmouth, How Relatable Is St. Therese, and Things I'm Doing
    20 May 2020 • 9 min read
    Good morning! And happy Wednesday. This week's been tough, but better for me, as I'm getting back into some healthy lifestyle habits. False Hope, Smashmouth, and Masking Up You may not think all these...
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