Hope Blog Relay: Hope, Worry, and the Future

Ed Blum handed me the baton. Now it's my turn to take a leg in a blogging relay race. We're writing about hope. I struggle with hope because I am a worrier. I worry about everything. When I was in middle school there was a day that my parents had a mix up about who … Continue reading Hope Blog Relay: Hope, Worry, and the Future

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Shut Up and Start Writing Week 5: IKEA edition

Random household chores got in my way this week. Part of those chores involved two trips to IKEA and two nights assembling furniture. That said, I think most of that stuff is done and I can finish out the summer with some heavy duty writing. I did not reach the 3000 words I had hoped … Continue reading Shut Up and Start Writing Week 5: IKEA edition

Writing Group Week 4: Free Bates Edition

I have no reason for the above picture. I just like it. So, how was everyone's week? Sorry for the late post. I'll do better next week. I hit my goal. I've got a good outline of where this chapter is heading. I still have some primary sources  to go through next week but I … Continue reading Writing Group Week 4: Free Bates Edition

Shut Up and Start Writing Week 3

How are things going for everyone? We're two weeks in and I know this group has been super helpful for me. I have a tendency to piddle around in the early stages of a new chapter. Having a clear goal for the week definitely pushed me to figure it all out. I did reach my … Continue reading Shut Up and Start Writing Week 3

Transcendentalists and the Smoke Monster of Religion

I've made it to the Transcendentalists! The chapter on Unitarian and evangelical ideas about Hinduism is done and passed along to The Adviser. Now, I'm changing gears. The chapters I've written so far were exercises in uncovering. Only a couple previous studies had looked at the materials and so my basic work was to dig … Continue reading Transcendentalists and the Smoke Monster of Religion

Shut Up and Start Writing: Week 2- The Starting Pistol

BANG! And we're off.  Alright folks, time to check in with what you did this week and what your goal is for next week. I actually got the chapter I've been working on revised and emailed to my adviser. So, if Dennis got his done too, that adviser should have a nice batch of summer … Continue reading Shut Up and Start Writing: Week 2- The Starting Pistol