Monday, April 27, 2009


Real Analysis in Class and Out-of-Class: Done. The out-of-class finished about halfway, and I should have at least most of the credit for every problem on the in-class. So this final shouldn't be too terrible.

Four left to go. They're all tomorrow.

Worst thing about all of this: Because of my own stupidity I'm guaranteed almost no sleep tonight. I only got about half an hour of sleep last night and got about three this afternoon. So I'm hoping for basically a little bit more sleep tonight, but there's also:

The good news: which is that after the Crypto Final and whatever food I ought to be eating...basically after a nice late 10 PM Tuesday prayer, I get to settle down and sleep for N hours, where N is the sum total of all the blood and sweat and tears of my procrastination and stupidity and awkwardness and growing in the Love of God this semester... I know Pat wouldn't object to me skipping his prayer under the circumstances, but I can always just nap between dinner and prayer and not worry about it...

Marriage Final Essays due: Done.

Now there's three left to go and they're all today. Logic won't suck but the other two will!

Logic In-Class Final Exam: 1:30 PM. I don't anticipate it taking me more than an hour and 15, so depending on how much time I need for the Crypto final I might ask Dr. Santana if showing up late is okay.

Now there's me, Crypto and Complex Variables.

Cryptography Final Take-Home Exam: 4:00 PM, so basically I get to hand it to Dr. Wootton at the start of my...

Complex Variables Final Exam: 4:10 PM. Basically I carve out about 30-60 minutes for review of this tomorrow sometime.

Now there's just me and a pile of somewhat regrettable classroom performances, but less regrettable out-of-classroom ones!

I love God. It might sound like a "well, duh," statement, but I don't exactly like God at the moment, entirely...but it's in a loving way.

The way things have gone this semester is yet another pointer to a Mystery that some logicians will never understand, because they will, in the words of Chesterton, be "seek[ing] to get the heavens into [their] head[s]."

Saturday, April 25, 2009

What the Hetts?! #N: Wow

A high school senior kicked major butt on, like, every standardized test ever.


"What the hetts?!"

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Thought

The thought of God's grace being in any way without an element of violence has become to me a theological travesty. I still believe in God's plans. I still believe they are made to prosper us and not to harm us. But I am not so sure that we can really take the "not to harm us" to mean that God's plans never harm us...There appear to be too many miserable saints for this to be a real, viable option.

Feel free to discuss as you see fit.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Unintentional Spiritual Themes 1

There's something unintentionally spiritual about this song. It feels a little bit Chestertonian, in terms of the theme of becoming like little children.

[Later edit: That theme, in connection with magic. Of course that theme and of itself belongs first/foremost to the big J.)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

And Ain't I a Woman?

One of the awesomest sermons I've ever read. Has one major theological problem, but it's in the phrasing, not the intention--and it's one of the greatest speeches I know of.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Brief Responses

auntie k: what is your secret?

Lots of conditioner.

llgp: Certainly seems consistent with bearing one another's burdens.


L-Po: Have you ever sent a card to Post Secret?