theory & practice

They’re meant to reinforce one another. I just had lunch with a friend, and we talked about how much fun it was learning the 5 different fretboard patterns of pentatonic (five-tone) scales on the guitar.  When his practice was less developed, music theory had seemed boring and irrelevant to him, but now it was exciting… Continue reading theory & practice

life unfolds

This poem was read to open a counselling class I’m currently in – I found it wonderful. “Life Unfolds” By Macrina Wiederkehr Life unfolds a petal at a time slowly. The beauty of the process is crippled when I try to hurry growth. Life has its inner rhythm which must be respected. It cannot be… Continue reading life unfolds

teleology & ethics

The word ‘teleology’ (from Greek τελος ‘telos’ – meaning ‘goal’, ‘end’, ‘purpose’ or ‘that toward which things tend’) is not a street-level term.  However, the concept of a purpose, goal, function or ‘end’ to things most certainly is.  It’s a common as anything.  Teleology is blindingly relevant.

psalm 8 remixed

A targum of Psalm 8: Yahweh our Master! Your Name is priceless throughout the universe! Your glory is unsearchable and inscrutable and utterly beyond our capability to measure. Even the smallest and inexperienced ones; yes – babies they praise you – just as you wanted all this is like ignorant and inane babbling to those… Continue reading psalm 8 remixed

anthropocentric ethics

Anthropocentric Ethics – In Ancient & Modern Perspective The author/composer/poet/community which produced the text we know of as Genesis 1 observed many things. Just one of these is the uniqueness of humans in relation to our environment. Day and night, earth and sky, sea and land, vegetation, and fruits, creatures great and tiny, both in… Continue reading anthropocentric ethics