To Contend With: Physical Reality and Identity

My body has always been an external “thing” to me.  I don’t ever remember thinking of it as a real part of me, as material to my identity and personhood.  I have always valued it mainly for the praise or censure it has garnered from others, whether other people seemed to approve of (or consider enviable) my weight, … More To Contend With: Physical Reality and Identity

Timing is Everything. (Or, how my mind hopped from timing to individualism to the communal consequences of sin).

I’ve never had a growth spurt in the entire course of my life.  I stared out about 18″ long and gradually inched my way up (by units of measure smaller than inches; inches would have constituted a growth spurt, after all) to my adult height of 5’2″. The rest of my life seems to inch … More Timing is Everything. (Or, how my mind hopped from timing to individualism to the communal consequences of sin).