2022-01-21 Really proud of @jensap and I’s old housemate whose album was recently written up in …

2022-01-20 Jewel-Box Heroes: Why the CD Revival Is Finally Here HT @ayjay Giles Fraser on Roger Scruton and …

2022-01-08 why I will always prefer print (but still begrudgingly use a kindle on occasion)

2022-01-07 SnowRuck 🎒🏃‍♂️❄️ Partial 📷 credit to @jensap

2022-01-06 (In the spirit of “people should blog more” posts going around, I feel inspired to try …

2021-12-29 So happy with our new record cabinet. It’s nice to have all of our audio gear in one spot now. 🎧🎵

2021-12-28 Notable Reads 2021

2021-12-24 🌊🎅🏻🧑🏻‍🎄

2021-12-09 Tech and tech-adjacent peeps of Microblog — anyone have any suggested reading on transitioning from …

2021-12-07 I went to Mars Hill. I’ve only listened to a little of the podcast. It’s an experience I have deep …

2021-11-24 Dinosaur Valley State Park w/ @jensap 🥾🎒🦖

2021-11-17 Always a blast to work out with these guys in the gloom. 🇺🇸🏃‍♂️🏛

2021-11-16 satanic banality

2021-11-16 Three reasons I’m thankful for the library at The Center for Christian Study

2021-11-11 Veteran’s Day reflection from Jason McCarthy 🇺🇸

2021-11-09 The Other Side of Bothsidesism Christ is the End of the Law Class 1 / Class 2 Problems Exodus To …

2021-10-29 Supply Chain Silver Linings The slab and the permacomputer Restorative cities Dead Subjects Iain …

2021-10-25 I think I’ll regularly revisit these words from Fr. Stephen Freeman to read, mark, and …

2021-10-25 Stalacpipe Organ, Luray Caverns

2021-10-21 The World Wide Web Is Woven Out Of Threads Of Glass Our Anger Problem Is Making Me Angry bad …

2021-10-15 Words from St. Isaac of Syria IoT Hacking and Rickrolling My High School District a brief note on …

2021-10-14 All I could think of was Buddy Christ from Dogma’s “Catholicism Now!” when I read …

2021-10-09 Jeffrey Bilbro’s piece about staying sane in a mad time crystalizes some thoughts I’ve …

2021-10-07 trainings In grey city spaces, a greener future is growing Magic Mushrooms (HT @ReaderJohn) indices …

2021-09-30 Wesley Hill puts it well: I’ve come to think the reason Gamaliel, Jesus-disbeliever though he …

2021-09-27 Felt like putting one of these bundles together again: a church in crisis the Mondragon moment When …

2021-09-21 Digital detox reflections/an update on this space

2021-09-16 Turnstile - “Mystery” —a friend recently turned me on to these guys. it’s like the …

2021-08-12 Because I know there are some people who watch this space — I’ll be going dark here for the …

2021-08-10 I’ve loved Scott Snyder’s writing for a decade now. His work on Batman is some of the …

2021-08-05 Two firsts for me last night: first post-vax concert, and first ever BTBAM show. 🎵🤘

2021-08-03 AT ⛰⛰

2021-08-02 Jack is brushing up on his distributed systems knowledge. 📚

2021-07-30 WITI?: The It Runs Doom Edition The Dispatch’s profile on Chloe Valdary Installing a home …

2021-07-22 Good to hear these guys again. 🎵

2021-07-17 evasions and approaches Supermarkets and Diversity No Social Media Club The Case for Small Towns …

2021-07-15 How the f is there no lighthouse emoji?

2021-07-14 📖🏊‍♂️🍺👍

2021-07-13 Posting to AO Hard Nocs with F3 Jacksonville and dinner at Cap’s On the Water with @jensap have been …

2021-07-08 The Church is abandoning its flock A Piece of New Jersey We’ll Never Build Again Retributive …

2021-07-02 tales of technocracy Vegas for Squares Things We Left in the Old Web How to Work Hard My shamefully …

2021-06-28 managers and givers Jon Stewart On Vaccine Science And The Wuhan Lab Theory — I really miss his …

2021-06-18 “There’s not a lot of people in this world courageous enough to not change.” — A.B.

2021-06-18 🌉🗽💁‍♀️

2021-06-18

2021-06-11 Thanks to Front Porch Republic for publishing this piece of mine: Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith: …

2021-06-07 The Grace Period Is Over (Or Is it?) Three Arguments About Love Alan Jacobs on the use of the term, …

2021-05-31 Breaking Ground: Christian Civic Humanism for a World Renewed The Case for Post-Patriarchal Manhood: …

2021-05-31 Jason McCarthy 🇺🇸: BBQ and cornhole and cool kid sunglasses and a boom box you can hear a hundred …

2021-05-26 Armand Bayou Nature Center

2021-05-26 🌯👍

2021-05-25 First sports game since 2019. I have no horse in this race so…go Astros? ⚾️🚀

2021-05-23 🎣

2021-05-19 📚🌳

2021-05-16 The Yelp Guide To American Inequality “Urbanism” Isn’t Synonymous with “Big …

2021-05-16 Jonah Goldberg puts it well: As Charlie Cooke notes, some seem to lament the CDC’s new mask rules …

2021-05-15 Taken with binoculars and a phone.

2021-05-13 Jack is ready to ruck. 🎒🐈

2021-05-12 The Dream of the Rood Singing Hymns Alone Be Not Afraid Why is this interesting: The Board Shaper …

2021-05-09

2021-05-08 Exploring Annapolis.

2021-05-08 From the F3 Cville CSAUP 5/1/21 🏃

2021-05-06 Currently listening Slay In Hell by Steel Bearing Hand🎵

2021-05-06 Opening a Small-Town Bookstore During the Pandemic Was the Craziest Thing We Ever Did The Faustian …

2021-05-06 I can’t stop listening to this — Michael Olatuja feat. Regina Carter “The Hero’s …

2021-05-04 bet y’all thought I was joking

2021-05-02 Recovery dinner after 9 miles of rucking, running, burpees, and other completely stupid and utterly …

2021-04-29 Let us Feast! On Good Parties Over 2,000 People Pack NYC Park For Hardcore Show Headlined by MADBALL …

2021-04-26 Jack’s a Real Gamer Cat™️. 🎮

2021-04-25 Environmentalism, the Tower of Babel and the Disintegration of Culture | with Paul Kingsnorth Howard …

2021-04-20 Guess who’s gonna make out with strangers at Outback Steakhouse happy hour (in two weeks people …

2021-04-18 The Great Unsettling Everyone loves their dog. The virtues of masculinity The song machines …

2021-04-17

2021-04-14

2021-04-13 Under the spreading walnut tree Beer Is Proof Resurrection Isn’t Reversal Jurassic Park Is …

2021-04-08 Save The Last Dance: Rough Cuts, Tony Hawk, And The End Why is this interesting? - The Drum Machine …

2021-04-05 On Forming a More Perfect Union Should We Begin to Reconnect? Did You Kill Anyone? Why is this …

2021-03-27 'The Necessity of Bodies: Redux'

2021-03-27 New blog — The Necessity of Bodies: Redux

2021-03-26 Isolatos I have become more and more suspicious of the concept of the nominal Christian powers and …

2021-03-21 After 20 years apart, you don’t look so bad, Florida.

2021-03-21 Enjoying the Low Country and Savannah. This place feels enchanted and haunted.

2021-03-20 Charleston is neat.

2021-03-12 Well, this is what happens when I neglect to post my link dump for almost two weeks. Mapali — Rune …

2021-03-11 Happy fourth anniversary to my beautiful, hilarious, joyful, and faithful wife @jensaplin. ❤️ Thanks …

2021-03-03 “Schitt’s Creek” & Local Economic Power The Spiral of Violence I’m a …

2021-02-25 Sentimental Hygiene Growing Up 02/24/21 the warming center The “Majority-Minority” Myth …

2021-02-25 Currently enjoying Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’s CARNAGE. Can’t wait for the physical …

2021-02-22 My friend CJ Green recently published his fiction debut!

2021-02-22 This video is probably the most Orange County thing I’ve watched in a long, long time. Maybe …

2021-02-14

2021-02-11 Persuasion Is For Amateurs A New Day for the Neighbourhood - Part 1 Education and Democracy in …

2021-02-09 Felt good to do this again.

2021-02-08 Recommended reading (experimenting with posting stuff I’ve read over the last week-ish so as …

2021-02-08 New blog: Why we need bodies to heal our body

2021-02-07 Why We Need Bodies to Heal Our Body

2021-01-31 Vibes

2021-01-31

2021-01-29 So @jensaplin insists this meme is old, but I saw it the other day and can’t stop laughing. I …

2021-01-29 A brief devotional/sermonette I wrote is now up at Mockingbird: Technologies, Ancient and Modern

2021-01-22 Justin Giboney on the necessity of biblical peacemaking in the struggle for political and racial …

2021-01-22 Noah Van Niel: Manly Virtues — There’s some really good stuff in here that I’ve been mulling over …

2021-01-21 I aspire to be as impressionable as Bernie Sanders at a presidential inauguration. 🇺🇸

2021-01-20 Between the President quoting Augustine and a prayer from an AME preacher, I would guess this is the …

2021-01-15

2021-01-15 I wrote up a few thoughts over at Mockingbird reflecting on some ideas about wrestling from @ayjay …

2021-01-14 I wrote up a list of my favorite reads from the second half of 2020.

2021-01-13 'Favorite Reads: Second half of 2020'

2021-01-13 There’s no shortage of thinkpieces circulating about evangelicalism and …

2021-01-10 Abandoned structures from around Charlottesville’s Woolen Mills this morning.

2021-01-07

2021-01-06

2021-01-05 Texas was nice. Here are some photos.

2021-01-02 Slightly emotional. Thank you TX for bringing me a taste of CA.

2020-12-29 Farm cat

2020-12-27 Happy birthday to @jensaplin! I’m blessed beyond deserving to have you as my wife, companion, and …

2020-12-26 Great day celebrating 30.

2020-12-26 Post-Xmas dinner vibes. 📷 credit: @jensaplin

2020-12-25

2020-12-25 The amazing @jensaplin knows how to give good gifts.

2020-12-24

2020-12-24 Cville beers rarely disappoint. Windswell Hazy DIPA from Random Row Brewing.

2020-12-22 Freddie deBoer on self-styled “COVID realists”

2020-12-21 xkcd sees me.

2020-12-17 Mood. 📷credit: @jensaplin

2020-12-17 Icicles from yesterday’s storm.

2020-12-15 John Gardner’s ‘Cruisin’ Across America’ | OJ Wheels - If I had to guess why …

2020-12-14 Grant Snider - The Inward Spiral

2020-12-14 My friend Zack wrote some great thoughts on mental health, OCD, and God

2020-12-14 The Kitchen Sisters - Hunting and Cooking with Angelo Garro

2020-12-14 John Berger: How to Resist a State of Forgetfulness

2020-12-14 Richard Hughes Gibson: In Search of Charitable Writing

2020-12-05 💁‍♀️🧔❤️🎄

2020-12-04 John Inazu at The Hedgehog Review: This pandemic season has forced on many of us the painful absence …

2020-12-03 Current listening: TOOL - Fear Inoculum

2020-11-26 Thankful for this amazing woman, and her cooking skills too. 🦃

2020-11-26 Halp

2020-11-24 My friend Zack recently built a dungeon generator in lieu of nanowrimo, and did a little write-up …

2020-11-24 Our new cat, Jack, in peak cat position.

2020-11-23 Finally made it to the Goochland Drive-In. 📍Goochland, VA

2020-11-21 Fun fact, the unzipped archive of data is 28.4MB in size. 24.2MB is photos/videos/stories. The other …

2020-11-21 I opened Instagram for the first time in a looong time today to export my data/tell people where to …

2020-11-19 My good friend Kendall has a new project that I highly commend to you - Negative Love: a resource …

2020-11-18 Leah Libresco Sargeant: “To give an honest accounting of ourselves, we must begin with our …

2020-11-14 this interview with John Milbank and Catherine Pickstock is a great introduction to radical …

2020-11-14 I wrote a blog of some suggested reading for new and recovering Christians.

2020-11-13 Suggested Reading for New and Recovering Christians

2020-11-12 Oliver Burkeman: “To stay sane, you need at least one foot planted firmly in your world: the …

2020-11-10 I’m very excited for this new book from John Barclay: “But grace is both richer and more …

2020-11-10 Thrasher magazine: cruisin’ with Ace Pelka. Two things I love about this: 1) seeing some skate …

2020-11-10 Daniel Herriges at Strong Towns: We Don’t Live in a World of Cartoon Villains.

2020-11-10 I’m sure there no shortage of opinionating about Dave Chappelle’s recent SNL monologue, …

2020-11-08 Since we’re not allowed to meet inside yet and the last two sundays got rained out, our church held …

2020-11-07 🇺🇸

2020-11-06 election week jams

2020-11-05 Jenkem Mag: Backyard miniramps created during lockdown

2020-11-05 Kendall Gunter at Mockingbird on Maria Dahvana Headley’s Beowulf translation: “We could …

2020-10-26 Theologically-inclined people of microblog: any suggestions for free materials for prepping Bible …

2020-10-23 I’ve been meaning to write some thoughts about the pandemic, joy, and embodiedness, but this …

2020-10-22 Wesley Hill: Why the Justice of God Is Good News

2020-10-18 William Deresciewicz on why artists should be treated as workers.

2020-10-14 Richard Feynman explains electricity.

2020-10-13 Drum cam of Danny Carey performing “Pneuma” live with TOOL.

2020-10-09 REBUILDING A SPOT IN HARLEM WITH JERRY MRAZ - Jenkem Mag

2020-10-03 This essay about OnlyFans, the commodification of eros, and capitalism’s encroachment of the …

2020-10-03 God and the Gamemaster - Alexi Sargeant at Plough.

2020-10-03 Camping practice in our backyard. @jensaplin

2020-09-30 New morning read. 📚

2020-09-28 I wrote some thoughts on distraction and burnout.

2020-09-27 Distraction and Burnout

2020-09-25 Eric Miller at Mere Orthodoxy on “the market” and Evangelical colleges: “The …

2020-09-25 David French on the Breonna Taylor case: “In the contest between the rights of a woman to …

2020-09-19 Brad Edwards at Mere Orthodoxy: “Evangelicals have had it all wrong. Secularism isn’t the root …

2020-09-19 I normally post pictures here, but today’s hike to Blackrock Summit in Shenandoah National …

2020-09-18 Hiking Blackrock Summit

2020-09-17 Received goods. More here darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/hid…

2020-09-13 Lovely day at Grace Estate Winery.

2020-09-12 New neighbor.

2020-09-09 Neighbor from the pond behind our house visited my office today.

2020-09-09 Since I missed Nick Cave’s livestreamed solo concert back in July, I’m very excited that …

2020-09-07 Here Is One Graph Everyone Should See on Labor Day - Jacobin

2020-09-07 A fantastic Labor Day reflection from Chris Arnade: “Many Americans see work as a thing to …

2020-09-05 Boatin’.

2020-09-04 Crabby neighbor.

2020-09-04 VA beauty from our drive out to Solomons Island yesterday.

2020-09-03

2020-09-03 Mini vacation in Solomons Island, MD

2020-09-01 Plafonddeinst by Nandele Maguni Currently listening.

2020-09-01 Today Augustine sounds like Uncle Colm from Derry Girls. “So I says to myself, says I…” 📚

2020-08-31 I’m reading St. Augustine’s Confessions, and I feel like his writings about memory sometimes read …

2020-08-30 Neil Gong at LARB: As the country reckons with the failures of mass incarceration and …

2020-08-30 Rowan Williams on the purpose and means of theological education.

2020-08-30 Jeffrey Guhin at The Hedgehog Review: As we get ready for another COVID semester, the stress of …

2020-08-30 I already wanted to see the new Bill & Ted movie but John Scalzi’s review just made me all …

2020-08-30 A friend passed this along to my wife, and I thought it worth sharing. Sometimes the prayer of …

2020-08-23 What’s Driving Dashawn Jordan? - Jenkem Mag

2020-08-23 Ventured out to Sandbridge yesterday to celebrate our friend James’s birthday.

2020-08-19 Creeper in my office 🙀

2020-08-19 Leigh Phillips on why the “Left must claim the mantle of free speech, broaden its scope, and …

2020-08-19 Damon Krukowski at NPR: On Bandcamp, Spotify And The Wide-Open Future - Count me in the …

2020-08-18 This essay on Cormac McCarthy, by Michael Berdan of Uniform, is really good.

2020-08-17 Deluge by Anura Currently listening: Deluge, by Anura

2020-08-16 Charlottesville Three Years Later: The First Amendment Confronts Hate and Violence, via LARB.

2020-08-15 This article by Nathan Robinson contrasting the abundant availability of low-quality writing and …

2020-08-15 I am very much looking forward to reading this upcoming book about the history of drone music. …

2020-08-14 Micah Latimer-Dennis on digitally mediated worship: But if dissatisfaction is often a distraction …

2020-08-14 Jason Thompson on Natasha Tretheway, at Mbird

2020-08-14 John Scalzi: “F*** You, I’m Voting.”

2020-08-14 Some thoughts from Alan Jacobs on “thoughts and prayers” from a few years ago.

2020-08-14 Leah Libresco: “Christians, especially white Christians, should live in such a way that our …

2020-08-13 Kendall Gunter, at Mockingbird: ‘the “stammer” of poets, no matter their relation to God, …

2020-08-09 Finally got to check out the Mudhouse on 10th to pick up some beans. Cool wall art adjacent to the …

2020-08-08

2020-08-08 Visited the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design in Richmond today. More pictures incoming.

2020-08-05 Lagos Pepper Soup by Michael Olatuja Currently listening.

2020-08-05 Zadie Smith on love, compassion, & relative suffering, via C.J. Green

2020-08-04 I wrote up some thoughts for white Christians on the struggle for racial justice.

2020-08-03 I’m only halfway through, but I must say that Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby is very, very good. …

2020-08-03 Some Thoughts on Race for White Christians

2020-08-03 My friend Zack wrote up his favorite reads from summer 2020.

2020-08-03 John Lewis’s last words

2020-08-03 Matt Taibi on Thomas Frank and the anti-populism of the elite left

2020-08-02 I wrote about my favorite reads from the first half of 2020.

2020-08-02 Black Skaters Share Their Experiences In Skateboarding

2020-08-01 'Favorite Reads: First half of 2020'

2020-07-30 Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks on China’s persecution of Uighur Muslims

2020-07-30 Currently listening: From Clay Pipe Music - Adlestrop by Gilroy Mere

2020-07-30 Scientists trace source of Stonehenge boulders

2020-07-29 For anyone whose knowledge of Docker is ad-hoc and piecemeal, the Docker Handbook from freeCodeCamp …

2020-07-29 How flash games shaped the video game industry

2020-07-29 CJ Green: The God Who Needs

2020-07-29 Strong Towns: Is This Development “Out of Scale”?

2020-07-29 David Zahl on nostalgia and emotional time-travel

2020-07-28 Brian Mcmillen: Choosing the right computer

2020-07-26 Playing with focus at Old Westminster Winery & Vineyard in Westminster, MD 🍷

2020-07-25 Visited Londontowne, MD today, and saw and osprey carry a fish to its nest.

2020-07-23 Sam Kriss: ‘We’re told that we’re “sharing” our online declarations with a community. But what …

2020-07-23 Towards a Christian Aesthetics - Tara Isabella Burton

2020-07-21 Zito Madu: “How should a people ask for justice from a world that has already denied them? …

2020-07-21 Thomas Chatterton Williams: “We do now have a movement that I am very hopeful about, which is …

2020-07-21 Alan Jacobs: “A few years ago I would have said that the greatest danger facing the Christians …

2020-07-20 S.A. Cosby: “I love my hometown. I love the magnolia trees that line my mama’s driveway. I …

2020-07-20 “A Tale of Two Churchs” from NYRB. This feels more poignant, and painful, than ever.

2020-07-19 Explored Wintergreen in the Blue Ridge Mountains today.

2020-07-19 This episode of Queen of the Sciences on being “white” and Christian is really, really good. 🎙

2020-07-18 First time deep frying chicken!

2020-07-18 John Lewis on Love, Forgiveness, and the Seedbed of Personal Strength

2020-07-18 I wrote down some thoughts about Substack journalism. 📝

2020-07-17 Substack Journalism

2020-07-15 Richard Thompson Ford: “In fact, almost all Americans share some responsibility for our …

2020-07-13 I’m not well-versed in poetry, but I am loving Felon by Reginald Dwayne Betts.

2020-07-13 I’m typically hesitant to link to Quillette, but Roya Hakakian’s piece on why she signed …

2020-07-13 Doesn’t seem to make much of an appearance in the news cycle right now, but I thought that the …

2020-07-13 My friend Amanda wrote some great thoughts on “virtue signaling” and love.

2020-07-12 David French on why the case for religious liberty is more compelling than the case for Christian …

2020-07-12

2020-07-12 Date night with @jensaplin at Selvedge Brewing/The Wool Factory last night.

2020-07-12 The quest to find signs of ancient life on mars

2020-07-11 Like a lot of people, I wrote down some thoughts on justice and open debate

2020-07-10 Thoughts on the Harper's letter

2020-07-10 The Political Education of Killer Mike.

2020-07-09 Perks of homeownership: rollerskating in the dining room because you’re a grown-up now.

2020-07-08 Two new tracks from John Carpenter

2020-07-08 Harper’s: a letter on justice and open debate.

2020-07-07 My friend James and his coworker Julia recorded a “quarantine” recital from his living room, and I …

2020-07-05 A reminder to everyone on Twitter that these posts are cross-posted from …

2020-07-05 New blog

2020-07-04 Update 14

2020-07-04

2020-07-03 Went for a ride this morning along the Rivanna. Good to be home.

2020-07-02 A note on the American flag from John Scalzi

2020-06-28 Sherk is showing at the drive-in

2020-06-27 Miraculously, no major injuries. EDIT: brother in law did scrape an arm.

2020-06-26 Wheeler Branch Park. Passed on Corpus Christi for Obvious Reasons.

2020-06-24 Crossing the Mississippi

2020-06-24 See anything familiar?

2020-03-28 Update 13

2020-03-06 Update 12

2020-02-22 Update 11

2020-02-07 Update 10

2020-01-19 Update 9

2020-01-11 Update 8

2020-01-04 Update 7

2019-12-29 Update 6

2019-12-19 Update 5

2019-12-06 Weekly Update 04

2019-12-05 “A word that would light up the night” - Listening to Nick Cave’s “Ghosteen” in Advent

2019-11-28 Weekly Update 03

2019-11-21 Weekly Update 02

2019-11-12 Weekly Update 01

2019-08-20 In Cville

2019-06-21 June 2019 Update

2019-03-02 The Good Enough To Shame the Great

2019-02-16 Messages In Bottles

2018-12-24 Favorite Reads of 2018

2018-11-25 Recently started Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis and really enjoying it. I wrote up some initial …

2018-11-25 First post!

2018-11-24 Acrimony & Intimacy

2018-10-29 The Crucifixion

2018-10-05 SPAs, CORS, and GraphQL

2018-07-16 Further Thoughts on Simplicity

2018-07-14 Space and Simplicity

2018-06-29 Catchup

2018-06-04 Deserts

2018-05-23 To be self-forgetful

2018-05-09 Capon and Cambridge Analytica

2018-05-06 I’ve been everywhere

2018-04-02 Thorin’s Dying Words

2018-03-30 Penumbra’s New Fiction

2018-03-11 Vulnerability

2018-03-06 Reflections on Reflections

2018-02-25 Quiet

2018-02-13 Generosity

2018-02-07 “Artemis”

2018-01-31 Against Nostalgia

2018-01-24 “Interdisciplinary Insights”

2018-01-22 “Too much power, too little knowledge”

2018-01-08 Newspaper Renaissance

2018-01-06 At Home

2017-12-21 Stuff 'n Things 2017