Running and Asceticism

I’ve never experience the runner’s high, endorphine-flooded, goofy-this-feels-like-walking-only-faster-I-could-run-forever state of being. I feel every foot-pouding step, every muscle contraction, every oxygen-drenched breath when I run. I run for two reasons: 1. The sense of accomplishment is addicting. 2. To tell myself, “no.” When I completed my first 5K, I was totally pumped. Not by runner’s…

Pixar and Gnosticism

Lately I’ve been ruminating on gnosticism. I know, I’m weird. Probably most people don’t even know what that is, but the fact of the matter is, it’s all around us. What is even weirder is how watching Ratatouille gave clarity to my ruminations about gnosticism! Gnosticism is a pre-Christian idea involving a supreme Archon, eons,…

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