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Some things that happened this summer: coffee, late nights, and reunions. It was a good, weird summer.

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Words coming soon.

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Almost enchanted.

Speaking about LSD:

You get hints of this, you see the world in this transfigured way now and then—not to the same pitch of intensity, but something of the kind. It does help you to look at the world in a new way. And you come to understand very clearly the way that certain specially gifted people have seen the world. You are actually introduced into the kind of world that Van Gogh lived in, or the kind of world that Blake lived in.
Aldous Huxley’s Paris Review interview

I wonder how Huxley thought van Gogh saw things. I identify with his kind of sight.

P.S. No way — more van Gogh on the blog’s second week sort-of birthday. Mysterious.

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“So . . . why are you here?”
“I’m building incarnational contextualized postmodern multiethnic witnessing communities.”
InterVarsity’s 2100 Productions

These words make me giddy.

I know we should question the thrills of buzzwords and dreams, but — I can’t be a cynic, because the world is too sublime to convince me that everything that is, is concrete. There’s so so much mess, but there’s still so so much that is so thrilling.


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I don’t care if it’s sentimental. This is the almost-flourless cake Molly Wizenberg calls the Winning-Hearts-and-Minds Cake, and I like the cake and I like the name. I wish to make it with good good butter and good good chocolate, but sometimes you have to make a cake just to make it, to go through the comforting, soothing routine of measuring, stirring, pouring, and smoothing. Tonight was one of those times, so I made it, and it’s cooling now, and I know tomorrow everyone will like it even if the butter and chocolate were cheap.

If you don’t bake, you can spend some time listening to Age of Adz. It’s another good soother.

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